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Alfred Hardy Student Information Card

Student information card of Alfred Hardy, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on November 5, 1910 and ultimately departed on June 8, 1914. The file indicates Hardy was living in Chin Lee, Arizona in 1914.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Frank Peshlakia Student File

Student file of Frank Peshlakia, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on November 5, 1910, and departed on April 15, 1913. The file contains a student information card, an application for enrollment, outing evaluations, a trade record card, a conduct card, and an outing record...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Philip Draper Student File

Student file of Philip Draper, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on November 5, 1910 and departed on June 16, 1913. The file contains a student information card, trade/position record cards, outing records, outing evaluations, a progress/conduct card, a returned student...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Alfred Hardy Progress Card

Progress card of Alfred Hardy, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on November 7, 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Askhe Teosy Progress Card

Progress card of Askhe Teosy, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on November 7, 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Frank Peshlakai Progress Card

Progress card of Frank Peshlakai, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on November 7, 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Phil Draper Progress Card

Progress card of Phil Draper, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on November 7, 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Carmelito Torres Student File

Student file of Carmelito Torres, a member of the Pueblo Nation, who entered the school on November 19, 1911. No departure dates are given. The file contains student information cards, an application for enrollment, outing evaluations, certificates of promotion, an outing record, a financial aid...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Brown Eagle Student File

Student file of Brown Eagle, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on December 9, 1914 and departed on June 7, 1915. The file contains photographs, letters/correspondence, financial transactions, and an outing record. The file indicates that Brown Eagle was working in Akron, Ohio...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Brown Eagle Student Information Card

Student information card of Brown Eagle, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on December 9, 1914 and departed on June 7, 1915.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 4 of 5)

A series of twenty-three 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 3 of 5)

A series of twenty nine 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
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 1)
January 1880

The first page opened with a report titled "THE INDIAN TRAINING SCHOOL," that described the progress of the school, its Christian methods, the work of the Florida boys preparing buildings for use, the importance of the town Sunday Schools, the school curriculum that emphasized farmwork for boys...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
The Morning Star (Vol. 3, No. 12)
July 1883

Page one is dominated by small vignettes of various day-to-day events that happened at the school, including compliments on students works, stories of gifted flowers and visiting agents. Page two has the beginning of an article titled “A Visit to the Indian Territory – Our Returned Pupils” which...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Morning Star (Vol. 4, No. 1)
August 1883

Page one opens with a letter from the Secretary of the Interior, H.M. Teller, about the education of Indians. Page two had the Address Captain Pratt gave at the National Educational Convention at Ocean Grove, NJ. This address continued on to page three. After the end of Captain Pratt’s address,...

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
Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School, 1902
1902

A souvenir booklet from the Carlisle Indian School, published for their 23rd year.  A short description of the aims and goals of the school is presented.  Images of students as they first arrived, as well as important visiting chiefs, are given, as are before and after images including those of...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Craftsman (Vol. 1, No. 4)
May 1909

This issue, which commemorates the Commencement Exercises of the Class of 1909, featured speeches highlighting the success of Indian education. Francis E. Leupp, in his address, among many things spoke on the success of the arts at Carlisle. He was followed by Moses E. Clapp, Chairman of the...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Tom Torlino, #1, 1882 [before]

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Tom Torlino, Navajoe.

This iconic image of Tom Torlino coming to Carlisle in 1882 was taken by John N. Choate of Carlisle, PA.  It is often used in before-and-after photographs of Torlino to demonstrate assimilation.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Tom Torlino, 1882 and 1885

This caption reads: TOM TORLINO – NAVAJO. AS HE ENTERED THE SCHOOL IN 1882. AS HE APPEARED THREE YEARS LATER.

This image appears in John N. Choate's Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Manuelito Chiquito [version 1], 1882

Studio portrait of Manuelito Chiquito in native dress.

Note: Chiquito arrived on October 21, 1882 and this photograph was probably taken on that date or very soon after. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Manuelito Chiquito [version 2], 1882

Studio portrait of Manuelio Chiquito wearing native clothing. 

Note: Chiquito arrived on October 21, 1882 and this photograph was probably taken on that day or very soon after. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Manuelito Chiquito [version 3], 1882

Studio portrait of Manuelito Chiquito wearing native clothing.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: No. 111. Manilito Chiquito Navajoe from New Mexico 

Chiquito arrived on October 21, 1882 and this photograph was probably taken on that day or very soon...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Manuelito Choni [version 1], 1882

Studio portrait of Manuelio Choni wearing native clothes.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Manuelito Choni [version 2], 1882

Studio portrait of Manuelito Choni wearing native clothing. 

This photograph was proabably taken on or very close to Choni's date of arrival, October 21, 1882.

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

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