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 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.

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.

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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

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

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