Documents

The Documents section features digitized copies of documents relating to the history of the school.  These documents include correspondence, graduation pamphlets, and other forms of ephemera, and have been digitized by Digital Resource Center staff.  Today, these documents are preserved in a number of locations, including the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections as well as private collections.

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Request to Return Students Home Early

Date: March 24, 1909 - April 17, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Superintendent Moses Friedman to send home four students earlier than the close of the school year.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Returned Students List for March 1909

Date: March 25, 1909 - April 1, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Carlisle Superintendent, Moses Friedman, to return 189 students to their homes as a result of either graduating from Carlisle or due to expiring terms of enrollment. The request was granted by the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. G. Valentine.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Requests for Return Home of Several Students

Date: March 26, 1909 - April 6, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding requests to send Lillian Otter Chief, Janet Jackson, and Moses Gray to their homes. All three requests were granted.

Repository: Buffalo Bill Center of the West McCracken Research Library

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Program for "The Captain of Plymouth," 1909

Date: March 29, 1909

The program for "The Captain of Plymouth," performed as part of the Commencement Exercises of 1909.  The program lists the various acts of the performance as well as the student actors.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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Request for Enrollment of Max Mixsooke

Date: March 31, 1909 - April 5, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Franklin Moses to enroll Max Mixsooke in the Carlisle Indian School. Moses' request was granted by Francis E. Leupp, Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Proposal to Change Appointment Procedures

Date: April 4, 1909

These materials include a letter from Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs Robert Valentine to Carlisle's Superintendent, Moses Friedman, proposing a change to how employment appointments are made for the Carlisle Indian School. Valentine suggested bringing Carlisle's appointment policies in line with the rest of Bureau, placing that responsibility on a central Bureau official.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Return Home of James Henry

Date: April 5-15, 1909

This document contains correspondence concerning James Henry. The student had been diagnosed with tuberculosis, and was returned to his home in Sweet Water, Idaho. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Board for Students Attending Philadelphia Institute of Art

Date: April 9, 1909 - May 11, 1909

These materials contain correspondence regarding appropriations for the board of students attending the Philadelphia School of Industrial Art.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request for Return Home of Noble Thompson

Date: April 10-17, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to return Noble Thompson to his home in Laguna, New Mexico.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Leave of Absence for Sanitarium Trip for Moses Friedman

Date: April 26, 1909

These materials include a telegram from Carlisle Superintendent Moses Friedman informing the Bureau of Indian Affairs that he was leaving for a trip to the Walters Sanitarium in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. John Whitwell was left in charge of the school in Friedman's absence.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Dispute over Gardener's Salary

Date: May 11 - July 21, 1909

Carlisle Gardener Reinholt H. Hoffman writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs because he was tasked with working as a temporary agricultural teacher but only received a gardener's salary. Superintendent Moses Friedman argues that Hoffman should not receive a higher salary since he did not actually teach. However, even though Hoffman's work was unsatisfactory, Chief Clerk J. H. Dortch sides with Hoffman and tells Friedman to pay Hoffman the teacher salary.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Return Home of Renville Children

Date: May 14, 1909 - June 29, 1909

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by Sampson H. Renville to have his two daughters, Germaine and Fleeta, returned to their home in Peever, South Dakota from the Carlisle Indian School. Renville's request was granted after determining the children had access to public schools.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Postponement of Trip to Washington Due to Injury of Mrs. Friedman

Date: May 15, 1909

These materials include a telegram from Superintedent Moses Friedman to the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, informing him that his trip to Washington must be postponed due to Mrs. Friedman fracturing her hip.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Return Alaskan Students in May 1909

Date: May 21 - 26, 1909

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request to return three Alaskan students to their homes from Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request to Return Clarence De Graff

Date: May 24, 1909 - June 22, 1909

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by Clarence De Graff to end his enrollment at Carlisle early and return home.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Inquiry into Denial of Enrollment of St. Regis New York Pupils

Date: May 26, 1909 - June 8, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a complaint made by Volney J. Ellis, Superintendent of the St. Regis Indian Schools, that the Carlisle Indian School was rejecting all pupils from the St. Regis Reservation. In response, Ellis was instructed that New York State had made provisions to educate Indian children in schools near their homes. As a result, they were no longer eligible for enrollment at schools sponsored by the Federal Government.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Return Home from Louis Bear

Date: May 31, 1909 - June 14, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Louis Bear to return to his home before his term of enrollment had expired.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request for Return Home by Taquah Wolfe

Date: June 8, 1909 - August 18, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Taquah Wolf to be sent home.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Ossie Crowe Request to Return Home

Date: June 9, 1909 - July 1, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Ossie Crowe to return to his home.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request By Peter Cole

Date: June 14 - July 7, 1909

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by Peter Cole to have his son returned home to Hogansburg, New York over the summer break.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request to Return Albert Scott

Date: June 22, 1909 - July 8, 1909

These materials contain correspondence regarding the return of Albert Scott to his home Blue Lake, California from Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request for Return Home from Clifford Taylor

Date: June 26, 1909 - July 23, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Clifford Taylor to return to his home to assist his father. Taylor's request was granted.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Complaint Regarding Band Students

Date: June 27, 1909 - July 23, 1909

This document contains correspondence concerning a complaint made by bandmaster James Wheelock that students from the school band were improperly disciplined by being locked in the guard house. The complaint, which made headlines in national newspapers including The Outlook, was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Superintendent Friedman testified that Wheelock's complaints were unfounded, and suggested that Wheelock was seeking retaliation for Friedman's decision not to allow students to participate in Wheelock's own private travelling band during summer months.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Copies of Appropriation Bills

Date: June 28, 1909

Superintendent Moses Friedman informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that their office sent the wrong copies of several appropriation bills and asks that this mistake be fixed.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Funding

Update on Investigation of Wheelock Indian Band

Date: July 8, 1909

These materials include two telegrams regarding an update on Supervisor Holcombe's investigation of the Wheelock Indian Band, which was accused of maladministration and disorganization in relation to its employment of former Carlisle Indian School students. Holcombe requested permission to have someone named Dougherty follow him to Chicago as a notetaker, which was permitted.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Music

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