Publication History:

Place of Publication: Darlington, Oklahoma

Frequency:  Unknown

Volume and Issue Data:  Vol. 1, No. 1, Jan., 1899-Vol. 1, No. 3, Feb., 1899

Size and Format:  Four page, two columns, handwritten and mimeographed

Editor/Publisher:  Rev. W.M. Wellman, pastor, Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians Congregational Mission (1899)

Title Changes and Continuations:  None

General Description and Notes:

According to Littlefield and Parins, The Little Chief served as the mission’s promotional paper.  It was “devoted to the interests of the Christian work now being done among the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians in general and to the Congregational Mission in particular.”  The paper contained appeals to donors outside the mission community and reported the “progress” of the Indians toward Christianity.  The paper also published tribal statistics, church news, inspirational statements and other news of activities related to the mission community.

Information Sources:

Bibliography:  David F. Littlefield, Jr. and James W. Parins,  American Indian andAlaskaNative Newspapers and Periodicals, 1826-1924 (Westport, Conn.:  Greenwood Press, 1984), 247-248

Locations:  OkMuB-J