to the title on March 10, 1877) published the Choctaw department until late 1878.
In December of that year, McPherson complained that the people had not supported the paper. That is not surprising in light of the often unpopular and outspoken position he had taken on numerous Choctaw national issues. He apparently advertised the paper for sale, and the last issue at McAlester appeared on January 11, 1879. 5 It was moved to Blanco, Texas, where it began publication by McPherson and Watson in February or March. How long it continued is uncertain.