This monthly publication includes articles in Native American languages and English. The motto inscripted on the masthead reads: “Teaching Them to Observe all Things, Whatsoever I Have Commanded To-Matthew, 28:19.” The 8-page periodical was published simultaneously in: Eufaula and McAlester, 1884-1885; McAlester, South Canadian, and Tahlequah, 1885-1886; and in Atoka, 1886-1891. J.S. Murrow served as editor and publisher. Some columns are in Choctaw, Chicasaw, Muskogee, and Seminole. The Indian Missionary included letters from missionaries and Native American Christians to Murrow, reports from churches and associations, columns for the Woman’s Missionary Society, Children’s Corner, Household and Temperance Departments, the Choctaw and Chickasaw Department, and the Muskogee and Seminole Department. Because of the unique font and the poor quality of the original newspapers, optical character recognition was not used on this newspaper.