Index Sources: None
Location Sources: Danky and Hady
Title and Title Changes: The Indian Observer ( 1911)
Volume and Issue Data: The Indian Observer (Vol. 1, No. 1, January, 1911)
Publisher and Place of Publication: August A. Breuninger, Washington, D. C. ( 1911)
Editor: August A. Breuninger ( 1911)
THE INDIAN ORPHAN. See INDIAN EDUCATION
The Indian Outlook was published for two years at Darlington, Oklahoma, beginning in January, 1907. An eight-page, two-column monthly, the periodical carried the following motto: "Published in the interest of the Baptist Missions among the Indian." The Indian Outlook became "The Official Organ of the Oklahoma Indian Baptist Association" in August, 1907. The association was organized at the First Cheyenne Baptist Church near Kingfisher, July 11, 1898, and comprised five churches with 298 members from three tribes; by 1908, the association was made up of eleven churches and claimed 777 members in nine tribes.
James B. Rounds edited and published the Outlook as an adjunct to his missionary activity. Darlington was the site of a mission established by the Congregational Home Missionary Society in 1895. In 1905, the Baptist Home Missionary Society brought the plant from the Congregationalists, and Rounds was put in charge. He continued in this capacity until 1909 when he was replaced by the Reverend G. Lee Phelps. In addition to his work at Darlington, Rounds in 1907 established a mission among the Arapahos about twenty miles from his headquarters at Darlington.
Rounds set forth his purpose to give the reader "a small paper, readable by the Indians and by the friends of Indians . . . such news as will bear on the Indian question" and "in very brief compos any interesting facts about Indian life." Rounds also intended to publish articles on the history of the American Indians, their present conditions, changes they had gone or were going through; reprints of interesting pieces; and "original deductions." The paper's commitment to its