Samuel A. T. Walker 1884 Diary on the Forest Grove Indian School

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Samuel A. T. Walker 1884 Diary on the Forest Grove Indian School

Description

The 1884 diary of Samuel A. T. Walker (also known as "Saturday Sam" Walker), a resident of Forest Grove, Oregon. He was a shoemaker by trade with a significant side business as a fiddler at dances. At the time he was writing this diary, he was the shoemaking instructor at the Forest Grove Indian School. The diary has brief summaries of his daily activities, often just 1-3 sentences long. It provides insight into the everyday work done by Native students at the school. The diary is written into a blank booklet that was given away as a promotional freebie by Alanson 'Lant' Hinman Jr., who was selling insurance at the time.

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PUA_MS61_1.pdf