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The papoose
Vol. I. No. 2. (January, 1903)

National Indian association ,   pp. 19-20


Page 19

THE PAPOOSE
PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE HYDE EXPLORING
EXPEDITION, AT 26 WEST TWENTY-
THIRD ST., NEW YORK
DEVOTED TO ALL MATTERS OF INTEREST TO INDIAN EDU-
CATORS AND COLLECTORS OF INDIAN
WORKS OF ART
All communications should be addressed to the editor, Thomas F. Barnes,
26 West Twenty-third Street, New York
National Indian Association
UCH interest was taken in the annual meet-
M    ing of the National Indian Association at
Washington Dec. 11th, 12th and 13th and
the work in different fields was reported up-
on, showing great advancement. Interesting
papers and addresses made up a program
full of facts relating to the condition of
the American Indian and what had been
done in the past year looking toward the
betterment of his lot. The educational
work received a full share of attention and reports were
received from Miss Estelle Reel, National Superintendent
of Indian Schools, who spoke of the need of the practical
in fitting the younger generation for the duties of self-support.
She said: "In the Indian school work the refining and
elevating influence of a good Christian home is absent, and
it is this that has made the education of the Indian difficult and
different from that of the public school. It becomes necessary
then for the Indian school to take the place of both the
school and the home. Indian children need teachers who
will endeavor to inculcate those regular daily habits which
are almost character-habits of cleanliness, order, regularity,
and, above all, the work habit.
"The work should be given in such a manner as to
arouse interest and pride in doing it well, and everything
possible done to make the pupil realize that labor is honorable
and dignified and a credit to the worker. 'We learn to do by
doing,' and hence the various industrial and household
branches must be taught by having the pupils actually per-
form the work."
The Honorable Merrill E. Gates, L. L. D., addressed
the meeting on the subject of "Christian Womanhood and
our Pagan Indians." The PAPOOSE differs with Mr. Gates


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