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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Request By Peter Cole

Date: June 14, 1909 - 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Anonymous Complaint Against School Farmer

Date: July 9, 1909

These materials include an anonymous letter, most likely written by a group of students, complaining about a recently hired farmer at the Carlisle Indian School and requesting an investigation. The letter specifically complains against his sanitation practices and tobacco usage.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Return Home of William Little Wolf

Date: July 14-20, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to return William Little Wolf to his home at the Tongue River Agency in Montana.

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Independence Day Program, 1909

Date: July 15, 1909

These materials include correspondence and a copy of the Indepdence Day Program for the Indian School for 1909. The festivities included athletic activites, fireworks, a patriotic salute, and songs. The program was forwarded to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs by Carlisle's superintendent.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Return Home from Tony W. Tillohash

Date: July 16, 1909 - August 9, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Tony W. Tillohash to return to his home. Tillohash's request was denied.

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Request to Enroll Student from Alaska

Date: July 20, 1909 - August 2, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to enroll a student from Alaska. The request was denied due to appropriations not being allocated to educate Alaskan students in the Continental United States.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Exceptions to Enroll Overage Students

Date: July 23, 1909 - September 7, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Moses Friedman to obtain exceptions to enroll seven students over the age of 21.

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Request for Return Home of Spencer Williams and Carl Sylvester

Date: July 24, 1909 - August 13, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to return home Spencer Williams and Carl Sylvester. Also included is correspondence discussing the school's acceptance of overage pupils, and whether or not to charge tuition in a similar manner to the Hampton Institute.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Clarification Requested on Annuities Agreement for Alice Morris

Date: July 11-26, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Alice E. Morris to have more information on the Agreement for Commutation of Perpetual Annuities before she signed the agreement.

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Draft of 30th Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: July 31, 1909 - August 6, 1909

These materials include correspondence and a draft of Superintendent Friedman's 30th Annual Report for the Carlisle Indian School, reflecting the period ending July 31, 1909. Friedman forwarded the draft to a Bureau official, along with information on how to have news published in Carlisle's student newspaper. The annual report includes information on the ceased enrollment of underaged pupils, student discipline, the loyalty of the alumni, student health, the school's academic and industrial training course, building expansions, agricultural and business activities, the school museum, inventories, food production, student art, school entertainment, school costs, the outing system, athletics, commencement, music, record-keeping procedures, enrollment statistics, and a report on graduates.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Return Home of Antoine Lewis

Date: August 7-24, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from the Superintendent of the Omaha Agency to release Antoine Lewis from his enrollment at Carlisle. The request was made as Lewis would have access to the public high schools in Bancroft, Nebraska.

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Request from John J. Jackson to Transfer to Chilocco

Date: August 11-27, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from John J. Jackson to transfer from the Carlisle Indian School to the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School to learn engineering. Jackson's request was denied, and he was instead placed under the school engineer of the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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