Burgess, Marianna

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Group of male and female student printers [version 1], c.1894

Studio portrait of a large group of male and female students with a white male teacher in the center of the group. The caption identifies them as students who worked in the print shop.

One copy of this image has the sitters identified. They are, back row, left to right: William Denomie,...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Group of male and female student printers [version 2], c.1894

Studio portrait of a large group of male and female students with a white male teacher in the center of the group. The caption identifies them as students who worked in the print shop. 

One copy of this image has the sitters identified. They are, back row, left to right: William Denomie,...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Julia Frechette Student File

Student file of Julia Frechette, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on July 1, 1914, graduated in 1915, and departed on September 7, 1915. The file includes student information cards, an application for enrollment, correspondence, a trade/position record card, an outing...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pressly Houk (Houk) Student File

Student file of Pressly Houk (Houk), a member of the Piegan Nation, who entered the school on March 26, 1890 and departed on June 5, 1895. The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, and letters/correspondence. The file indicates Houk later married former student...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Stiya: A Carlisle Indian Girl at Home
1891

A description of this book is not currently available.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Students and Marianna Burgess in the print shop, c.1881

Three male students posed standing in the print shop with Marianna Burgess seated writing at a desk. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Teacher Miss Burgess with thirteen students, 1898

Studio portrait of teacher Marianna Burgess with ten unidentified male students and three unidentified female students. 

Previous cataloging assigns this image a date of 1898, presumably from a caption scratched on the plate. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 1)
August 12, 1887

In a front page letter dated July 27, 1887 and addressed to the Man-on-the-Band-Stand from the Pine Ridge Agency, Marianna Burgess, who was recruiting new students to the Carlisle Indian School, complained of her uncomfortable accommodations and surroundings. The second page featured "A Story of...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 2)
August 19, 1887

The first page featured a conversation, continued from the previous week’s issue, between Marianna Burgess and the Man-on-the-Band-Stand, related to the filthiness of the Indians at the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Agencies. Topics included a description of issue day and harvesting cattle. Page two...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 24)
January 27, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, "Dare," followed by a story, "Engines and Boys," that reported the arrival by train of the new fire engine called "Uncle Sam." Then came a piece entitled, "Be Neat," on the importance of being neat and orderly. It continued on page four. Page two reported the...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 25)
February 3, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, "The Boys We Need," reprinted from "Golden Days;" followed by a fictitious fable of two Carlisle students, "The Longest Way Round," warning against taking shortcuts. The page also included two blurbs about the blizzard in the West. Page two opened with a...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 26)
February 10, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, "Help One Another," reprinted from "Chambers, Journal;" followed by "7482 Feet High," a letter to the Man-on-the-Band-Stand from M. Burgess, about her journey to California. This page also began a letter from Peoria student Edith Abner, entitled "Visit to...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 27)
February 17, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, " A Short Sermon," followed by a letter to the Man-on-the-Band-Stand dated Feb 7, 1888 from M. Burgess, entitled "A Sleeping Car," about the comforts of traveling in a sleeping car, which continued on page four.  Page two featured a report called "The Full...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 3)
August 26, 1887

The first page continued Marianna Burgess' report of conditions at the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Sioux Agencies begun in Volume 2, including her visit to Luther Standing Bear's home. Page two reported a visit to the school by some deaf school principals who "much interested our boys with their...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 30)
March 9, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, "The Minutes," followed by Marianna Burgess' letter "From California," to the Man-on-the-Band-Stand describing idyllic weather compared to what she's hearing of blizzard conditions at the school. The second page began with an account of the visit and talk by Mr...

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

The first page opened with a poem "The Singer’s Alms: An Incident in the Life of the Great Tenor, Mario” by Henry Abbey, followed by the first installment in a series of articles written by the Man-on-the-Band-Stand about a Pueblo girl named Mollie. These stories were later published in book...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
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
Approval Sought for Return of Mary to Her Home
May 22, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority for his actions in returning Mary, a member of the Sioux Nation, to her home in Rosebud due to her ill health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recruiting Students from Various Sioux Agencies
November 8, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has received word that Sitting Bull refuses to send any children to Carlisle. As a result he has directed his representative to go directly to Rosebud or Pine Ridge to bring back students. He ended by saying that if there are...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Arrival of 68 Students from Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies
December 1, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt reports the arrival of 68 students at the Carlisle Indian School from the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Itemized Statement of John Robinson for Escorting Students to Carlisle
February 26, 1883

Itemized statement from John Robinson in assisting Marianna Burgess in escorting 68 Sioux students from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Agencies to Carlisle.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal for Making Wilson College a School for Native Women
July 28, 1883 - August 6, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt inquires from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs what action to pursue as he has not heard from the Secretary of the Interior regarding a proposed course of action to use Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania as a school for training Native women in a manner similar to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Difficulties in Securing Children at the Rosebud Agency
August 11, 1883 - November 22, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt documents his trip to the Rosebud Agency where he attempted to secure 90 students for the Carlisle Indian School. He notes that after an initial meeting where this was received with much enthusiasm he failed to gather the allotted students due to the work of the Catholic...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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