THE LITERARY VOYAGER. See THE MUZZINYEGUN OR LITERARY VOYAGER
The Little Chief was published at Darlington, Oklahoma, in 1899. The monthly, first published in January of that year, contained four pages with two columns. The material was handwritten and mimeographed by the Reverend W. M. Wellman, pastor of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians Congregational Mission at Darlington. It was "devoted to the interests of the Christian work now being done among the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians in general and to the Congregational Mission in particular." The purpose of the mission, said Wellman, was to help the Indians "to become good, noble men and women." The publication was apparently established as the mission's promotional paper, containing appeals to readers, mainly in the East, to give money, clothes, and other material support. Glowing reports of the Indians' "progress" toward Christianity, school and church news, scriptures to be read, inspirational statements, articles promoting the construction of an Indian home and hospital at Darlington, tribal statistics, and agency farmer and police news made up the context. The short- lived Little Chief apparently ceased publication in 1899.
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