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Lizzie Gamble Student Information Card

Student information card of Lizzie Gamble, a member of the Iowa Nation, who entered the school on February 25, 1880 and departed on September 18, 1883.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Louis Dupuis Student Information Card

Student information card of Louis Dupuis, a member of the Sac & Fox nation, who entered the school on December 21, 1908 and departed on June 21, 1911. The information card indicates that Dupuis had graduated in 1911, studied baking, and was living in Horton, Kansas in 1913. 

Note:...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Louis Dupuis Student Information Card

Student information card of Louis Dupuis, a member of the Sac & Fox Nation, who entered the school on December 21, 1908, graduated in 1911, and departed on June 29, 1911. The file indicates Dupuis previously attended the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas from 1902 to 1908.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mason Pratt, Charles Kihega, Samuel Townsend, and Benjamin Marshall [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of Mason Pratt (seated at left), Charles Kihega (standing), Samuel Townsend (seated at right), and Benjamin Marshall (seated at right). The three students are wearing school uniforms. Mason Pratt was the son of Richard Henry Pratt. 

Note: Previous cataloging indicates the...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Mason Pratt, Charles Kihega, Samuel Townsend, and Benjamin Marshall [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Mason Pratt (seated at left), Charles Kihega (standing), Samuel Townsend (seated at right), and Benjamin Marshall (seated in center). The three students are wearing school uniforms. 

Note: Mason Pratt was the son of Richard Henry Pratt.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Notice of Arrival of Iowa and Sac & Fox Students

Richard Henry Pratt telegrams Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs Edwin J. Brooks, informing him that a group of Iowa and Sac & Fox children arrived safely and will be held as directed.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Death of Henry Jones

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
School News (Vol. 1, No. 1)
June 1880

The June edition opened with a short narrative describing a field trip to an iron forge near Pine Grove, followed by a picnic at the Grove with the students, teachers and visiting Chiefs, titled “The Pine Grove Picnic”. The was followed by “An Indian Boys Camp Life,” a short piece describing how...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
School News (Vol. 1, No. 2)
July 1880

The first article is by John Downing (Cherokee), titles “Learning How to Use Bad Things.” In which he writes about alcohol and the benefits of being nice to the people of the United States, and a letter from Moses Nonway to his mother asking on the health of his people and reflecting on their...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
School News (Vol. 1, No. 3)
August 1880

An excursion to Warm Spring opened this edition, titled “The Camp at the Warm Springs” by John Downing (Cherokee). They hiked all day until they reached the Springs, picking black berries along the way and at one point believing they had gotten lost. This proceeded an editorial on the benefits...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
School News (Vol. 1, No. 4)
September 1880

The opening piece was written by Roman Nose, titled “Roman Nose Goes to New York,” and it tell of his trip to New York City, visiting the Equitable Life Insurance Building and the aquarium, and the follows few weeks after his trip. He was one of the students who went on the Warm Springs trip...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
School News (Vol. 1, No. 6)
November 1880

The first page has a short narrative from Joshua Given (Kiowa) on how he went from living in Indian Territory to studying at Carlisle and a brief paragraph from H.C. Roman Nose on how well and enthusiastically the students are learning. The editorial was about how smart Indians started to learn...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Thamar Dupuis Progress Card

Progress card of Thamar Dupuis, a member of the Iowa Nation, who entered the school on January 2, 1911.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Thamar Dupuis Student File

Student file of Thamar Dupuis, a member of the Iowa Nation, who entered the school on December 30, 1911 and ultimately departed on April 11, 1917. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains progress/conduct cards, applications for enrollments,...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Thamar Dupuis Student Information Card

Student information card of Thamar Dupuis, a member of the Iowa Nation, who entered the school on December 30, 1911 and ultimately departed on April 13, 1917.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
The First Graduating Class in 1889

The caption reads: THE FIRST CLASS OF GRADUATES.

The printed note reads: Frank Dorian (Iowa). Wm. F. Campbell (Chippewa). Thomas Wistar (Ottawa). Kish Hawkins (Cheyenne). Joel Tyndall (Omaha). Edwin Schanandore (Oneida). Jos. B. Harris (Gros Ventre). Eva Johnson...

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
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 School News (Vol. 1, No. 10)
March 1881

It opens with the conclusion to Roman Nose’s long journey to Carlisle. He explained how at Lee he learned to mow with a scythe and milk cows, before travelling to Carlisle Barracks, where he was happy to see other Indians following the “white man’s way”. Also on the first page is a small bit...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 2, No. 3)
August 1881

The August edition opens with an Article on the need to be useful the Carlisle Children feel, and how badly the writer felt when unable to work while sick. It continued onto page four. Page two brings Samuel Townsend (Pawnee) stepping down as editor with Charles Kihega (Iowa) taking his place....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 2, No. 4)
September 1881

The first page is has a small narrative from Nellie Carey (Apache) on her visit to the Navajoes with her white family, She describes the Navajoes as dirty, explaining how they don’t keep their tents clean. There was also a letter from Davis Cheyenne (Cheyenne) to Captain Pratt about his time in...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 2, No. 9)
February 1882

The firsts page what two articles on it. The first was by Johnson Lane about George Washington. The second was above various lost people and animals that the writer had met. Page two opens with Charles Kihega (Iowa) describing his tribe before and after coming under control of the agency....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 1)
June 1882

On the first page Justine A. LaFromboise describes her trip to Carlisle, explaining how her father convinced her to go get an education. The story continues onto page four. On page two Ellis B. Childers (Creek) explained that he will be the editor while Charles Kihega (Iowa) visits home. C....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 11)
April 1883

The first page had a letter from an unnamed student to his Uncle explaining that the world is round and moves at 1041 miles per hour. Harry Raven (Arapahoe) also discussed in a speech how the Government will not always care for the Indians and differences between whites and Native Americans. On...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 12)
May 1883

Page one reprinted Van Horn's letter to friend, in which he described his train ride into Trenton, New Jersey, and a drunken old man who disturbed him on the ride.  Howard Chawhip also retold a story of an old drunkard who only went to church to hear the singing, but later became a good man...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 2)
July 1882

On page one Bessie West wrote her “School Father” about what she has been doing since she left Carlisle. On the same page E.C. compared Indian children’s want to go to school to a child who wants to swim, once they are allowed, they will take their fill before leaving. Following on the next page...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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