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 Apostolic in Oklahoma, established the Indian Advocate in 1888.
This newspaper was published in Indianola, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma every Friday, starting in 1904. It was an eight-page, six-column paper measuring 15 by 22 inches. B.W. Williams facilitated the paper's publication.