Finally, the newspaper contained articles on Quileute history and conditions among other tribes.
The Quileute Chieftain was apparently short-lived.
Index Sources: None
Location Sources: WaU
Title and Title Changes: The Quileute Chieftain ( 1910)
Volume and Issue Data: The Quileute Chieftain (Vol. 1, No. 1, January 26, 1910-Vol. 1, No. 3, February 9, 1910)
Publisher and Place of Publication: Webster H. Hudson, La Push, Washington ( 1910)
Editor: Webster H. Hudson ( 1910)
The Quileute Independent was established at La Push, Washington, on December 17, 1908. Webster H. Hudson, a twenty-one-year-old Quileute graduate of Chemawa Indian School was the editor and publisher. 1 The printers were J. H. Pullen, Rex R. Ward, and F. Fremont Bennett, also Quileutes. Hudson's aim was to publish the "latest and most authoritative information on all matters relating to the progress of the Quileute and other Indian tribes as well as miscellaneous news from our white neighbors."
"Progress" was the watchword of the four-page, six-column newspaper. Editorially, Hudson urged Indians to seek education and industrial training. He published stories about Indians who were making material "progress" and reprinted articles relating to education. He emphasized the progress of students at the Quileute Day School and published the students' compositions to demonstrate how well they were doing in their studies.
The Independent also contained local news. Personal items, reports of special events and holidays, news of the local Shaker Church, and reports from the day school made up the bulk of the news. There were also reports from outlying villages like Newhart Camp.
Hudson intended to publish his newspaper weekly, but it did not appear the second time until late January, 1909. It was edited by Hudson and published by the Independent Club, which apparently consisted of Hudson, Bennett, Walter J. Jackson, Max L. Hudson, and Edwin L. Hudson. The Quileute Independent apparently ceased publication early in 1909. Early the following year, Hudson founded The Quileute Chieftain.*