Getting Ready for the Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893

Getting Ready for the Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893

"The social given by the Y.M.C.A. in the gymnasium last Thursday evening was a success in every particular. Edward Marsden, our Alaskan friend who is staying with us until after the Chicago trip, took a conspicuous part. Chauncey Yellow Robe welcomed the guests on the part of the association. The spacious hall was decorated with Japanese lanterns and flags. Refreshments of ice-cream, cake and lemonade was a part of the treat, and all retired having enjoyed a full and pleasant evening."
The Indian Helper, September 30, 1893. Vol. VIII:3, page 2.

The Carlisle Indian School sent a delegation and exhibits to the historic quadrienniel celebration of Columbus' so-called discovery of America. This is the first foreshadowing from the weekly INDIAN HELPER's I've seen in preparation for the Chicago trip, site of the Columbian Exposition. For those interested in following this story, email me to get on the newspaper transcription list. I send them out weekly, when possible.

Richard Henry Pratt was determined to present the Carlisle Indian School as a legitimate, sophisticated institution despite the public's obsession with showmanship and sentationalized exhibits. Watch this story develop in the weekly newspapers.....

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