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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 14)
November 12, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "A Fourteen-Year-Old Girl's Good Advice," followed by an article called "The Menomonees and Pottawatomies Dance: A Story by Lucy Jordan, Stockbridge, a pupil from Wisconsin," that told of an 1882 visit by dancers to her home agency in Keshena, Wisconsin....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 27)
February 11, 1887

The first page opened with the poem, "New Every Morning" by Susan Coolidge, followed by "Good Words from a Blind Young Man," which was a typewritten letter sent by Joseph Link, student of the Institution of the Blind, to Charles Wheelock (Oneida). There was also an article reprinted from the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 24)
January 27, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, "Dare," followed by a story, "Engines and Boys," that reported the arrival by train of the new fire engine called "Uncle Sam." Then came a piece entitled, "Be Neat," on the importance of being neat and orderly. It continued on page four. Page two reported the...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 18)
December 14, 1888

The first page opened with a poem titled “How To Make Up,” followed by an article reprinted from The Sabbath School Visitor titled “Playthings of the Indian Children.” Next came a letter from Nancy Cornelius (Oneida) titled “Items of Interest From Nancy Cornelius,” which was sent from the...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 31)
March 22, 1889

The first page began with a poem titled, “True Heroism,” followed by a fictional conversation among two Indian School students, Tom and Phil as reported by the Man-On-The-Band-Stand. In the moralizing story, continued on the fourth page, Phil sets a good example by keeping the Outing System...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 36)
April 26, 1889

The first page opened with a poem "The Printer-Boy Tramp” by Will Carleton, followed by “Encouraging Prospects” about Luther Kuhns at the Pawnee Agency. Next came “A Man Who was not Afraid to Work” on how General Washington set an example for his corporal. Also on the page was an article titled...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Recommendation for John D. Miles to be Appointed Superintendent of Haskell
December 8, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt provides a recommendation for John D. Miles to fill the position of Superintendent of the Haskell Institute. Pratt writes that Miles had the best schools of any Agency he dealt with and that Miles would be the best man for the job. Pratt ends by noting that only someone who...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Makes Limited Report on the Haskell Indian School
July 12, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt in compliance with a request from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the Haskell Indian School. Pratt notes that upon his arrival in San Francisco from his recent trip to Japan he received a letter from Haskell Superintendent Charles Francis Meserve asking him to stop at...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Willie Connell's Children
April 3-10, 1914

These materials include correspondence regarding the transfer of the children of Willie Connell from Carlisle to the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Richard Kesetta
July 20, 1918 - February 28, 1923

These materials include correspondence regarding the custody of Richard Kesetta upon the closing of the Carlisle School. Additional correspondence relates to Kesetta's life after the school closed, including attempts to have him enrolled in the Haskell Institute as well as an inquiry made by...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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