Childers, Ellis

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Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Tullahassee Mission, 1881

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 25 children transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Tullahassee Mission in Muscogee Indian Territory.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ellis Childers Student File

Student file of Ellis Childers, a member of the Creek Nation, who entered the school on January 22, 1881 and departed on June 17, 1884. The file contains a student information card, a newspaper clipping from the Sherman Institute, letters/correspondence, financial transactions, and legal...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ellis Childers Student Information Card

Student information card of Ellis Childers, a member of the Creek Nation, who entered the school on January 22, 1881 and departed on June 17, 1884. The file indicates Childers lived in Muscogee, Oklahoma.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ellis Childers, c.1881

Studio portrait of Ellis Childers wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Ellis Childers, c.1883

Studio portrait of a young man in non-native clothes. 

Note: There is a difficult to read handwritten caption along the side of the image which we believe says: Ellis Childers

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Minnie Atkins Student File

Student file of Minnie Atkins, a member of the Creek Nation, who entered the school on January 22, 1881, and departed on July 8, 1884. The file contains a student information card, letters and correspondence, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving indicating Minnie was working in...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ten male Creek students posed at the bandstand [version 1], 1881

Ten male Creek students posed at the bandstand on the school grounds. All are wearing school uniforms. In the front row (from left to right) are: Almarine McKellop, Robert Stewart, Alexander McNac, Ellis Childers, Samuel Checote, and Corenlius Carr. In the back row (front left to right) are:...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Ten male Creek students posed at the bandstand [version 2], 1881

Ten male Creek students posed at the bandstand on the school grounds. All are wearing school uniforms. In the front row (from left to right) are: Almarine McKellop, Robert Stewart, Alexander McNac, Ellis Childers, Samuel Checote, and Corenlius Carr. In the back row (front left to right) are:...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 1, No. 11)
April 1881

The opening article was written by Michael Burns (Apache), and focused on “The Indian Question.” In it he explains how many Indians falsely believe that white men are wiser simply because they are born white, and argues that their wisdom comes not from their skin color, but from more easily...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 2, No. 10)
March 1882

The first page opened with Dessie Prescott narrating the school trip to Philadelphia. While there, they saw toys, went to the Grand Depot, and sang for money for the school. Page two had an article about Tobacco, its side effects, and why it should not be used. Following was a letter exchange...

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. 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
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