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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Response to Inspection Report of Charles F. Peirce for January 1912

Date: January 23, 1912 - March 6, 1912

These materials include an excerpt of Charles F. Pierce's inspection report of January 1912, and Superintendent Moses Friedman's responses to his recommendations. Friedman rejected many of Pierce's recommendations regarding the chain of authority and command at the school. Other recommendations, focused on industrial curricula and student health, are also discussed.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Enrollment of Elizabeth and Martha Redthunder

Date: February 1-28, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Mary M. Redthunder to enroll her sisters Elizabeth and Martha in the Carlisle Indian School after receiving treatment from Dr. Fox in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Miscommunication Regarding Nora McFarland

Date: February 2, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a miscommunication regarding the role of Nora McFarland, the sister of Francis McFarland, as an interpreter.

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Request for Enrollment of Son of John E. Frey

Date: February 8-21, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from John E. Frey to enroll his son in the Carlisle Indian School. Frey's request was denied due to the age of his son, and because he lived within easy access to public schools in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Financial Power of Attorney for Carlisle's Financial Clerk

Date: February 24, 1912 - April 6, 1912

These materials include correspondence, financial documents, and legal documents regarding a request by Carlisle Superintendent Moses Friedman to give financial power of attorney to the school's financial clerk during Friedman's absences. The request was denied.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Finance

Inquiry into Work of Elizabeth Fish

Date: February 26, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding an inquiry by C. F. Hauke, the Second Assistant in the Office of Indian Affairs, into the work of Elizabeth Fish. Hauke was informed that the only Fish from the Carlisle Indian School was attending the Holy Cross Academy.

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Request for Enrollment for Son of J. Louis Hill

Date: March 1, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from J. Louis Hill to enroll his son at Carlisle. The request was forwarded to the Bureau of Indian Affairs from the office of Congressman George Curry. Hill's request was denied because his son had access to the public school system where he lived.

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Request for Re-Enrollment by Joseph Jocks

Date: March 11, 1912 - June 6, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Joseph Jocks to re-enroll at the Carlisle Indian School to complete is original period of enrollment after being sent home due to a change in policy. Jocks request was granted.

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Allotment of James Bearchilde

Date: March 12 - 23, 1912

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by James Bearchilde to have his allotment sold in Montana and a farm near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania purchased with the proceeds.

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Request for Rosa Lyons to Travel to Washington D. C.

Date: March 13 - 19, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from W. H. Lyons to have his daughter Rosa Lyons, a student at the Carlisle Indian School, to visit him in Washington D. C.

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Request for Funds by Ella Mora

Date: March 15, 1912

These materials include correspondence concerning Ella Mora, who requested to have her outing wages in her account sent to her. 

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Request to Return William Foster

Date: March 20, 1912 - April 29, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to return William Foster to his home in Unga, Alaska.

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Request for Funds by William Foster

Date: March 26, 1912 - April 18, 1912

These materials include correspondence concerning William Foster and his request to empty and close his account with the school.

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Transfer of Bettie and Jettie Eades

Date: April 4, 1912 - June 29, 1912

These materials contain correspondence regarding the transfer of Bessie and Jettie Eades from the Sherman Indian School to Carlisle.

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Notice of Death of John Tiokasin

Date: April 9 - June 10, 1912

This document contains correspondence concerning the death of John Tiokasin.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Funds by Anona M. Crowe

Date: April 10, 1912 - May 24, 1912

These materials include correspondence concerning Anona M. Crowe and her request to use her school funds for personal use. 

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Request to Transfer Ernestine Venne to the Chilocco School

Date: April 12, 1912 - May 13, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from A. M. Venne to have his sister, Ernestine Venne, sent to the Chilocco School in Oklahoma rather than returned to North Dakota following her graduation from the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Enrollment of Clark Children

Date: April 15, 1912 - May 6, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Dr. E. L. Clark to enroll at the Carlisle Indian School his two young children, as well as the son of a nephew. Clark's request was denied due to the age of the children and their close proximity to public schools.

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Returned Students List for May 1912

Date: April 18, 1912 - May 24, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a list of students to be returned to their homes at the completion of the school term in 1912.

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Notice of Death of Charles Packineau

Date: April 22, 1912

These materials contain correspondence related to the death of Charles Packineau and the return home of his body.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Student Death

Filming of the Carlisle Indian School by Gaumont Company

Date: April 22, 1912 - May 11, 1912

These materials include correspondence between the Gaumont Company and the Bureau of Indian Affairs about filming done at the Carlisle Indian School. The correspondence mostly discusses a complimentary roll of the film that was provided to the Bureau. The filming reportedly included shots of Carlisle's three athletes selected to participate in the Stockholm Olympics, as well as a female student "in costume" singing "Nearer My God to Thee" in sign language.

Note: The film referenced in this letter has not been located.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Notice of Illness of Two Students and Death of James Pawnee Leggins

Date: April 29 - June 10, 1912

This document contains correspondence notifying the Commissioner of Indian Affairs of the death of James Pawnee Leggins. The correspondence also mentions the continued illness of two other students, Louise Bluesky and James Catfish, with tuberculosis.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Explanation of Students' Enrollment Statuses

Date: May 8-21, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding the enrollment status of students impacted by changing school admissions policies. The list includes students whose homes were within close proximity to public schools, who were over the age of 24, and those making slow academic progress. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Information about the Carlisle Indian School by Marjorie Armstrong

Date: May 8-15, 1912

These materials incldue a request from Marjorie Armstrong, of the University of Minnesota, for information about the Carlisle Indian School and other government-run schools. The request was fielded by United States Senator Moses E. Clapp.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Information from Russell B. Henderson

Date: May 13, 1912 - June 5, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Russell B. Harrison for information related to the admission requirements for the Indian Schools. Harrison was sent information related to the Carlisle Indian School.

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