Martinsburg (PA) Indian School

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 21 & No. 22)
January 8, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled “Smile Whenever You Can," followed by a lesson titled, "What Is Polite?" and a description of the life cycles of certain mammals. Page two featured the "Forty-Ninth Congress" civics lesson comparing government to the Indian school’s debating clubs in...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 18)
December 9, 1887

The first page opened with a short poem, "Grammar In Rhyme," followed by the memoir of Sioux student, Hope Red Bear about the Battle of the Big Horn, entitled "A Bit of Wild Life." There was also a piece about the treatment of horses called "If Horses Could Speak."  The second page featured news...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 43)
June 8, 1888

The first page opened with the poem, "What a Barrel of Whiskey Contains,” followed by an article titled “Welcome!” that reprinted Kish Hawkins’ (Cheyenne) address to a visiting group of Wilson College women. In the talk he described the Outing Program, industrial work, academic work and women’s...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 46)
June 29, 1888

The first page opened with a poem selected “by Mrs. Pettinos,” titled “The Sun and the Wind,” followed by a conversation about the meaning of the 4th of July and how an Indian School student might be influenced to extend his time at the school instead of returning to the reservation. Page two...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Pratt Responds to Request to Return Minnie and Carrie Kennedy
August 11, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the father of Minnie and Carrie Kennedy has sent money for their return. Pratt writes that be believes it best to return the two students and therefore there will be two less students to transfer to Martinsburg.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Students from the Martinsburg Indian School to Carlisle
May 28, 1888 - May 31, 1888

P. A. Bridenbaugh, head of the Martinsburg Indian School, writes to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the transfer of Oneida students at Martinsburg to Carlisle. Bridenbaugh states that he has asked a policeman at the Agency to ask for consent for the transfer. Bridenbaugh also includes a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Transfers Students from Martinsburg to Carlisle
June 22, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has 25 Oneida and 7 Osage students transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Martinsburg Indian School. In addition, he notes that he has left the Oneida girls for work who will come to Carlisle when the 5 Osage and 12...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Transfer of Students from the Martinsburg Indian School to Carlisle
June 23, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt provides an account of transferring students from the Martinsburg Indian School to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he and P. H. Bridenbaugh told the group of students of the benefit of staying in the East and continuing their education but that it was up to them...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Follow Up to Transfer of Martinsburg Students to Carlisle
June 27, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that P. H. Bridenbaugh that two of the girls who stayed behind to assist with some of the work while students remained. Pratt writes that he believes the girls should come to Carlisle and asks that if any Office decision is needed that...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Responds Hill Children Should Remain at School
March 22, 1890

Alfred John Standing responds to the Office of Indian School regarding a letter from Cornelius Hill. Standing indicates the three students mentioned were transferred from the Martinsburg Indian School. Two of the students are on the outing program and the oldest is in the fourth grade. In...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request for Return of Jemison Scanadore
March 3, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the request of Joseph Scanadore for the return of his son Jemison Scanadore. Pratt provides Jemison's history at the Carlisle Indian School since his transfer from Martinsburg and ends by noting that he ran away from the...

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