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Roy Left Hand Progress Card

Progress card of Roy Left Hand (here Lefthand), a member of the Wichita Nation, who entered the school on September 14, 1908.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Roy Left Hand Student File

Student file of Roy Left Hand, a member of the Wichita Nation, who entered the school on September 10, 1908 and departed on September 26, 1912. The file contains a student information card, trade/position record cards, a medical/physical record, an application for enrollment, outing evaluations...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Roy Left Hand Student Information Card

Student information card of Roy (here Ray) Left Hand, a member of the Wichita Nation, who entered the school on September 10, 1908 and departed on September 26, 1912.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Roy Niaster Student Information Card

Student information card of Roy Niaster (here Neaster), a member of the Wichita Nation, who entered the school on September 1, 1917 and departed on August 29, 1918. The file indicates NIaster transferred to the Chilocco Indian School upon the closure of the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Roy Niastor Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Roy Niastor, a member of the Wichita Nation, who entered the school on September 1, 1917. The file indicates Niastor transferred to the Chilocco Indian School upon the closure of the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Samuel Pickard (Wau-Sucks) Student File

Student file of Samuel Pickard (Wau-Sucks), a member of the Wichita Nation, who entered the school on September 13, 1908 and departed on February 10, 1913. The file contains a student information card, a trade/position record card, an outing record, a medical/physical record, a progress/conduct...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Samuel Pickard Progress Card

Progress card of Samuel Pickard, a member of the Wichita Nation, who entered the school on September 13, 1908.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Samuel Pickard Student Information Card

Student information card of Samuel Pickard, a member of the Wichita Nation, who entered the school on September 13, 1908 and departed on January 10, 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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 Helper (Vol. 3, No. 5)
September 9, 1887

The first page opened with a short poem followed by a  conversation continued from previous weeks between Marianna Burgess and the Man-on-the-band-stand describing her recruitment trip among the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Sioux. Page two reported contents of letters from student Josephine Bordeaux (...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 18)
December 14, 1888

The first page opened with a poem titled “How To Make Up,” followed by an article reprinted from The Sabbath School Visitor titled “Playthings of the Indian Children.” Next came a letter from Nancy Cornelius (Oneida) titled “Items of Interest From Nancy Cornelius,” which was sent from the...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
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. 1, No. 12)
May 1881

Number 12. Opened with a letter from Charles Kauboodle (Kiowa) to his cousin Laura, talking about what they’ve learned in school, their family, and wishing her a quick recovery from the sickness she has. Jessa Bent also had a few sentences on the desert published at the bottom of the page. The...

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

The entire first page is a letter from Virginia Oequa (Kiowa) to her teacher Miss H, sent after she left Carlisle to work on a farm for a few weeks. She sent her love and explained the pride she took in her work. Page two had two articles on the shooting of President James Garfield, written by...

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. 3)
August 1882

On page one the paper’s editor, Charles Kihega (Iowa) wrote a letter about his successful journey home. Metopah (Osage), Taylor Ealy (Pueblo), and Frank Everett (Wichita) also wrote letters from home back to the school. On page two eight boys and twelve girls took a trip to explore Luray Cave....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 5)
October 1882

Page one had Frank D. Aveline wrote on visiting Girard College where he and other Carlisle students saw the Girard students do their drills, toured the founder’s house, and attended chapel. A Ponca chief also wrote a letter to his son Frank Eagle who was attending school at Carlisle. Page two...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Tso-de-ar-ko, Wild Horse, and an interpreter [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Tso-de-ar-ko, a Wichita chief, and Wild Horse, a Comanche chief, with Mr. Clark, an interpreter from Indian Territory. 

The caption reads: Tso-de-aiko Wichita Chief,        ...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Tso-de-ar-ko, Wild Horse, and an interpreter [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Tso-de-ar-ko, a Wichita chief, and Wild Horse, a Comanche chief, with Mr. Clark, an interpreter. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture
William Tivis and Frank Everett, c.1888

Studio portrait of William Tivis (at left) and Frank Everett (at right). Everett is wearing a school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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
Descriptive Statement of Pupils Transferred to Lincoln Institute, 1884
January 9, 1884

These materials include a cover letter and Descriptive Statements of Pupils regarding 27 children transferred to the Lincoln Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from the Carlisle Indian School. Those children, from a variety of Nations, had previously been sent to Carlisle. 

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 4 of 5)
May 31, 1890 - July 11, 1890

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 2 of 5)
June 4-13, 1890

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
Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 3 of 5)
June 8-29, 1890

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

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