The newspaper also published news of interest to Indians and to the "friends of the Indian." This included stories on negotiations between the government and various American Indian groups and reports of various organizations like the Society of American Indians. Other articles were descriptions of various groups, most likely printed for the edification of the "friends." Examples include The Seminole Indians, "Among the Alibamu Indians," "New York State Indians," and "Papago Reservation." One report described the progress of archaeologists at an ancient Inca site.
As was the custom with most school publications, a great deal of attention was given to morals. "Suggestions for Character Building," by Captain Richmond P. Hobson, a member of Congress from Alabama, is an example. The Review published the usual anti-liquor and anti-tobacco articles and reprinted an address given at a Mohonk Conference--"Mescal: A Menace to the Indians."
How long The Weekly Review continued is uncertain, but it was published as late as the summer of 1916. 4
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Location Sources: DI
Title and Title Changes: The Weekly Review ( 1902?- 1916)
Volume and Issue Data: The Weekly Review (Vol. 11, No. 14, January 10, 1914-Vol. 12, No. 39, June 19, 1915)
Publisher and Place of Publication: Riggs Institute, Flandreau, South Dakota ( 1902?- 1916)
Editor: Charles F. Pierce ( 1902?-1910); Lawrence F. Michael ( 1910-1916?)
The Western Christian Advocate was established at Ardmore, Chickasaw Nation, in 1900 by the Reverend William S. Derrick. Born in Benton County, Missouri, in 1847, Derrick had become a member of the Indian Mission Con-