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Barbara Landis - Carlisle Indian Industrial School Site

This website, begun in 1993, reflects the collaborative efforts of Barbara Landis and Genevieve Bell.  According to the website's creators, their "express purpose in keeping this history alive is to encourage historians to invigorate a troubling conversation and to deliver the Carlisle Indian School student names to their respective nations." Content includes...

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Brockey (Charles Walter Buck) Collection papers

This collection contains 11 images believed to be owned by Brockey (Blackfeet Piegan), also known as Charles Walter Buck, and his first wife, Spyna Deveraux, both of whom attended the Carlisle Indian School. The collection also contains a copy of the Glacier County Chief, in which his extensive obituary is printed. The collection was donated by Tom and Patricia Anderson. Patricia was the great niece of Florence McKenzie, Brockey's...

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Carlisle Indian School - Cornelius Agnew papers

This collection contains a series of letters received by Dr. Cornelius Rea Agnew, a noted surgeon from New York City who was a strong supporter of, and significant donor to, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The majority of the letters were written by Richard Henry Pratt, and discuss a number of topics including donations to the school, renovations and purchases for the campus, Pratt’s attempts to gain further support and funding from...

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Carlisle Indian School Individual Artifacts and Oversized Items

These artifacts and oversized items about the Carlisle Indian School were acquired by the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections individually and are not part of any larger collection.

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Carlisle Indian School Individual Items

These items about the Carlisle Indian School were acquired by the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections individually and are not part of any larger collection.

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Carlisle Indian School Individual Photographs

These photographs about the Carlisle Indian School were acquired by the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections individually and are not part of any larger collection.

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Carlisle Indian School papers - CIS-MC-002

This collection contains a number of items purchased as a group from Robert Rowe in 2014, and features the business papers of Milton I. Zeigler, postcards, ephemera, and publications from the Carlisle Indian School. Zeigler served as the industrial instructor for the shoe and harness department at the Carlisle Indian School from about 1901-1909. His business papers include correspondence with government agents and material suppliers as well...

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Carlisle Indian School Students Database

The Carlisle Indian School Students Database collection at Gettysburg College helps to identify students who attended the Carlisle Indian School from 1879 to 1918 and were mentioned by name in school publications. Users are able to search for students by name and locate the issue and page numbers where a student's name appears in school publications. These publications include The School News, The Red Man, The Indian...

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Carlisle Indian School Symposium

The Carlisle Indian School Symposium was held with the hope of "bring[ing] together Native and non-Native scholars, leaders, artists, and community members to share their work, concerns, and perspectives." To view videos, photographs, relfections, the program from the symposium, and more select the link to the site above. 

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"Barbara Landis, Cumberland County Historical Society CIIS Specialist, presents a virtual tour of the Carlisle Indian School."

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CCHS - Research Online Catalog

Mention “Carlisle” and invariably the response will include some reference to Jim Thorpe or the Carlisle Indian School. Founded by Richard Henry Pratt, the school was the first off-reservation government boarding school for Native American Indian children. Carlisle served as the model for dozens of schools throughout the U.S., some of which are still in existence.

The Cumberland County Historical Society houses an extensive collection...

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Finding the Lost Ones

This website features interactive storyboard content chronicling the lives of Jack and Kesetta (Lipan Apache), also known as the "Lost Ones." Audio and video content is combined with dynamic images and mapping to highlight various elements of Jack and Kesetta's lives, as well as the story of Kesetta's son Richard.

Research on the "Lost Ones" was performed by Professor Jacqueline Fear-Segal of the School of Art, Media and American...

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Indian Country Today Media Network

Owned by the Oneida Indian Nation of New York, Indian Country Today Media Network offers coverage of Native American news and is a resource for recent news about the Carlisle Indian School. 

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"Indian School Outings along the Railroad, Carlisle to Gettysburg" a talk by Barbara Landis, CCHS Archives and Library CIIS Specialist, for the Wednesdays in Winter program. A presentation of the Cumberland County Historical Society.

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Koba Sketchbook

This sketchbook was made by Koba (Kiowa), a member of the group of 72 prisoners that Richard Henry Pratt educated at Fort Marion in Saint Augustine, Florida in the late 1870s. Koba later became a student at the Carlisle Indian School. This sketchbook includes multiple sketches related to education and captivity at Fort Marion.

This sketchbook is held by the Plains Ledger Art Digital Publishing Project, Department of Ethnic Studies,...

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Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

The Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog contains digitized prints and photographs of the Carlisle Indian School and its students. Images from the Johnston (Frances Benjamin) Collection show students in class and carrying out their daily activities. Other images include photographs of students and illustrations from publications. To search the online catalog select the link above and type "Carlisle Indian School" into...

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Reservations within the limits of the United States, 1892

This map shows the location of Indian Boarding School throughout the United States.

Click on the link above. As you move your mouse cursor over a number on the map, the name of the appropriate Indian Boarding School will appear.

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National Archives American Indian Records Index

The National Archives American Indian Records Index provides a comprehensive list of all records housed in the National Archives for researchers interested in learning more about the Carlisle Indian School or an individual, family, or nation. 

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Records of the Carlisle Indian School

The Carlisle Indian Industrial School at Carlisle, Pennsylvania was established in 1879 and was closed in 1918. It was the first Government operated nonreservation boarding school for Indians. An outstanding feature of the school was the "outing" system, which permitted students to live and work outside the school and to attend public school while still enrolled at Carlisle. Although there are now in the National Archives more records of the...

Richard Henry Pratt Papers

The Richard Henry Pratt Papers (WA MSS S-1174) includes letter-press books, writings, diaries, notes, photographs, and drawings. The papers largely relate to Pratt's work with and theories on the education of American Indians and his involvement with the Carlisle Indian School. Included is material relating to the controversies surrounding his work and much relating to Indians and Indian life in general. There are a group of Indian...

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