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Rachel Schenderline Student File

Student file of Rachel Schenderline, a member of the Crow Nation, who entered the school on September 9, 1915. No departure date is given. The file contains outing evaluations, a physical record, an application for enrollment, an outing record, a progress card, and letters and correspondence...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 1 of 5)

A series of sixteen letters written to Captain Richard H. Pratt in response to a questionnaire sent to former students. The accompanying questionnaire forms are not included.

Transcripts follow each handwritten letter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 2 of 5)

A series of fifteen letters written to Captain Richard H. Pratt in response to a questionnaire sent to former students. The accompanying questionnaire forms are not included.

Transcripts follow each handwritten letter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
1897 Commencement Program

The commencement program for the Eighteenth Anniversary and Ninth Graduating Exercises of the Indian Industrial School at Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  The program includes a schedule of events as well as a photograph of the graduating class of 1897.

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 8)
January 1881

Page one started with an explanation for why boarding schools are necessary to successfully educate Indian children. It was explained that day school simply “do not withdraw the pupils from the influences of their home surroundings in such a manner us to facilitate a change in their habits of...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 2, No. 3)
October 1881

Page one opens with the Annual Report, followed by an article on School Room Work, which discussed learning English, musical instruction, and classroom examinations. Page two had “Wise Words for the Indians” by the President Garfield of Hampton Institute, Va. The main premise being that Labor...

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 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 Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 33)
March 25, 1887

The first page opened with a poem titled “The Girls that are Wanted,” author unknown, followed by “An Indian Dance: By Dessie Prescott, One of Our Pupils.” Also on the page was an article about the importance for Americans to know their history. Page two opened with a treatise on patriotism,...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 36)
April 15, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “THE HORSE’S PETITION,” followed by an alphabet poem titled “HOW TO GET RICH AND BECOME FAMOUS.” “TRUE COURAGE” offered a treatise on the rewards of kindness. Page two opened with news of a measles outbreak at the Ponca Agency, the influence of Carlisle...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 19)
December 21, 1888

The first page opened with a poem titled “GOD'S CHRISTMAS GIFTS," by Dwight Weldon. Also on the page were numerous Christmas articles, including a piece about the spirit of giving called "A MERRY CHRISTMAS! A HAPPY NEW YEAR!" and a reprint from Sunshine about the meaning of A.D. 1888....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Albert Anderson, c.1887

Studio portrait of Albert Anderson wearing non-native clothing.

Undecipherable handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Albert Anderson

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Carlisle Indian Printers, c.1888

The printed note on the reverse side reads: Carlisle Indian Printers. 1. Robert Mathews, Pawnee ; 2. Yamie Leeds, Pueblo ; 3. Paul Boynton, Arapahoe ; 4. Lorenzo Martinez, Pueblo ; 5. Benajah Miles, Arapahoe ; 6. Carl Lieder, Crow ; 7. Bennie Thomas, Pueblo ; 8. Levi St. Cyr, Winnebago;...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Charles Clawson, c.1888

Studio portrait of Charles Clawson wearing non-native clothing, possibly school uniform. 

Handwritten caption along the side of the image reads: Charles Clawson.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Persis Big Hair, 1888

Studio portrait of Persis Big Hair wearing a school uniform. Handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Persis Big Hair, February 1888. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Class of 1890

The caption reads: Graduating Class, 1890. Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.

William Tivis, Comanche. Jemima Wheelock, Oneida. Dennison Wheelock, Oneida. Stacy Matlack [Matlock], Pawnee. Levi Levering, Omaha. Veronica Holliday, Chippewa....

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
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

Studio portrait of George W. Hill in non-native clothing. 

Note: When he first entered the school, Hill was known as George Washington. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Julia Cobell and Susie Farwell, c.1892

Studio portrait of Julia Cobell and Susie Farwell both wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
George Hill, c.1893

Studio portrait of George Hill wearing non-native clothing.

Note: When he arrived at Carlisle Hill was known as George Washington. He is also known as George W. Hill. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Group of 23 Printers, 1894

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Carlisle Indian School.

The printed note on the reverse side reads: PRINTERS. Commence with those standing an read fro left to right in order, likewise the other two tiers.

1st. Tier....

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Sylvania Cooper and Cynthia Cooper, c.1894

Studio portrait of Sylvania Cooper and Cynthia Cooper both wearing non-native clothing. Due to her age, we believe Cynthia is the one of the right. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Class of 1895

The caption reads: GRADUATING CLASS OF 1895, INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, CARLISLE, PA.

Clark Greg, (Assinaboine.) David Turkey, (Seneca.) George Warren, (Chippewa.) Laura Long, (Wyandotte.) Wm. Hazlett, (Piegan.) Wm. Lufkins, (Chippewa.) Isaac Baird, (Oneida.) Lewis...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Seventh Graduating Class in 1895

The caption reads: THE SEVENTH CLASS OF GRADUATES. 1895.

The printed note reads: Clark Gregg (Assinaboine). David Turkey (Seneca). George Warren (Chippewa). Laura Long (Wyandotte). Wm. Hazlett (Piegan). Wm. Lufkins (Chippewa). Issac Baird (Oneida). Lewis Williams...

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Class of 1897

The caption reads: GRADUATING CLASS OF ’97. INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, CARLISLE, PA.

Samuel Gruett, Chippewa. Rob’t. Depoe, Siletz. Clarence Whitethunder, Sioux. Edw. Rogers, Chippewa. Brigman Cornelius, Oneida. Mary Miller, Chippewa. Frank Jones, Sac & Fox. Wm...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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