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Preston Pohoxiscut Student File

Student file of Preston Pohoxiscut, a member of the Comanche Nation, who entered the school on September 14, 1898 and departed on June 30, 1903. The file contains a former student response postcard, a returned student survey, a letter/correspondence, and a report after leaving indicating...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Preston Pohoxiscut Student Information Card

Student information card of Preston Pohoxiscut, a member of the Comanche Nation, who entered the school on September 14, 1898 and departed on June 30, 1903. The file indicates Pohoxiscut was living in Apache, Oklahoma and Fletcher, Oklahoma in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Preston Pohoxiscut, c.1899

Studio portrait of Preston Pohoxiscut. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Ray Komah Progress Card

Progress card of Ray Komah, a member of the Comanche Nation, who entered the school on October 1, 1911.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ray Komah Student File

Student file of Ray Komah, a member of the Comanche Nation, who entered the school on September 28, 1911 and departed on April 29, 1916. The file contains a student information card, a report after leaving, medical/physical records, financial transactions, and letters/correspondence. The file...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report for the Month of January 1880
January 31, 1880

Two duplicate copies of the monthly report for January, 1880, submitted by the Carlisle Indian Training School to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The report includes a list of employees, a count of students by Nation/Tribe, descriptions of the educational program, and Superintendent Richard Henry...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on First Party of Children Brought to the Carlisle Indian School
November 13, 1879

Captain Richard Henry Pratt writes to Ezra H. Hayt, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, regarding the first group of Sioux, Ponca, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, Wichita, Seminole, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe children and young adults brought to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt offers a detailed description...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Robert Coffee Student Information Card

Student information card of Robert Coffee, a member of the Comanche Nation, who entered the school on September 1, 1917. The file indicates Coffee transferred to the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School in Oklahoma upon transferring from Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Robert Coffee Student Information Card

Student information card of Robert Coffee, a member of the Comanche Nation, who entered the school on September 1, 1917 and departed on August 29, 1918. The file indicates Coffee was transferred to the Chilocco Indian School upon the closure of the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Solomon Chanller Student Information Card

Student information card of Solomon Chanller, a member of the Comanche Nation, who entered the school on August 31, 1882 and departed on July 11, 1884.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Students and staff in the harness-making shop, c.1880

Students and staff working in the harness-making shop at the Carlisle Indian School. They are identified as, from left to right: Lorenzo Chapman (instructor), Geoffrey Chips, Cheape Ross, Curtis, Lawrence, Edward Little, William Spotted Tail, Julian, Morgan, Henry Thigh, and Andrew. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Craftsman (Vol. 1, No. 1)
February 1909

The superintendent of the school described improvements of school buildings, as well as an increase in attendance.  Next, appeared a history of the Flathead Indians, accompanied by images from the Flathead Reservation in Montana. F. Shoemaker, M.D. detailed how tuberculosis infections were...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 35)
April 8, 1887

The first page opened with a poem titled “To Tell a Good House-Keeper,” reprinted from The New Moon. Also on the page was an account by Johnnie Schmoker about bird hunting at the Cheyenne and Arapaho School in Oklahoma titled “INCIDENTS OF SCHOOL WORK AMONG THE CHEYENNES AND ARAPAHOES,...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 52)
August 10, 1888

The first page opened with the poem, “What Makes A Man,” followed by an article titled, “Interesting Observations At the Indians’ Own Home” reprinting a letter from Joshua Given (Kiowa) who described the social and political news from the Kiowa and Comanche Agency. He reported the activities of...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 24)
February 1, 1889

The first page began with an untitled poem that opened with the first line “We can never be too careful,” followed by “Which Would You Rather Be a Spider or a Fly? / The White Man Like a Spider,” an account of Mr. Seger’s description of the idiosyncrasies of language translation. It continued on...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 27)
February 22, 1889

The first page began with the heading, “February 22,” followed by poems and articles about George Washington and his birthday. Also on the page was a piece called “Do Indian Boys Have It?” about the pitfalls of self-conceit. Page two included many small articles that included an update of area...

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. 9)
October 12, 1888

The first page opened with an untitled poem, with the first line “God Wants the Boys,” followed by anonymous advice “Be Inventive.” Next came two columns, “Girls Read This,” an exercise for good posture and “Boys Read This,” an exercise for good behavior. The news items on page two gave reports...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 18)
December 20, 1889

The first page opened with a poem titled "A Christmas Carol by Eleanor W.F. Bates in Home Magazine. Next came a new installment of the series titled “How An Indian Girl Might Tell Her Own Story if She Had the Chance: Founded on Actual Observations of the Man-on-the-band-stand’s Chief...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Morning Star (Vol. 4, No. 11)
June 1884

Page One had a photograph of the parade grounds on campus, as well as a bit of history on the Indian school. Page two had a small, horrifying piece on whether leaving Indians alone to die of illness or physically murdering them is more humane. The page also had extracts from the Address of Gen....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Morning Star (Vol. 4, No. 2)
September 1883

Page one had “Local Items” which consisted of small daily events such as the weather and games the students invented. Page two started with “A Plea for Greater Liberality in the Cause of Indian Education”, followed by “The People Responsible”, and “A Devoted Indian Missionary Dead”, which talked...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 10)
March 1883

Page one included an address to the students from Capt. Daniel Childers, written by E. B. Childers, in which he described his own childhood and assured the students of the great opportunities they have as a result of attending Carlisle. Students were also reminded that chewing and smoking...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Second Graduating Class in 1890

The caption reads: THE SECOND CLASS OF GRADUATES, 1890.

The printed note reads: Dennison Wheelock (Oneida). Stacy Matlack [Matlock] (Pawnee). Levi Levering (Omaha). William Tivis (Comanche). Jemima Wheelock (Oneida). Veronica Holliday (Chippewa...

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Thirza Bernell Progress Card

Progress card of Thirza Bernell (here Guadaloupe), a member of the Comanche Nation, who entered the school on December 5, 1903.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Thirza Bernell Student File

Student file of Thirza Bernell, a member of the Comanche Nation, who entered the school on December 5, 1903 and ultimately departed on June 24, 1912. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains an application for enrollment, student information...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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