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The Indian Advocate (Sacred Heart, Okla.)

The Indian Advocate (Sacred Heart, Okla.)

The Indian Advocate was published by the Benedictine order at the Sacred Heart Abbey in Indian Territory, near present day Shawnee. Father D. Ignatius, the second and last of the Prefect Apostolics in Oklahoma, established the Indian Advocate in 1888. The prospectus stated “The object of this quarterly review is the progress of civilization in the Indian Territory, by promoting the spiritual as well as the temporal welfare of the Indian race… It will appear in January, April, July and October, to plead the cause of the last remnants of the Indian tribes, and of the Benedictine Missionaries, who have consecrated their life to the evangelization of these Children of the Wilderness.”

Indian Chieftain (Vinita, Oklahoma)

Indian Chieftain (Vinita, Oklahoma)

The Indian Chieftain, one of the largest and most influential newspapers in the Cherokee Nation, was established on September 22, 1882, at Vinita, in Craig County, Indian Territory. The 8-column, 4-page weekly was committed to the interests of all Five Civilized Tribes. Its motto read, “Devoted to the Interests of the Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Seminoles, Creeks, and Other Indians of the Indian Territory.”

Indianola Enterprise

Indianola Enterprise

Indianola Enterprise was published in Indianola, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma every Friday and began in 1904. It was an eight-page, six-column paper measuring 15 by 22 inches. A subscription could be purchased for one dollar for a year. It was published and edited by B.W. Williams.