Damon, Benjamin

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Benjamin B. Damon Student File

Student file of Benjamin B. Damon, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on October 21, 1882 and departed on October 13, 1887. The file contains a student information card, correspondence about Damon's attendance at Carlisle, a former student response postcard, a returned student...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Benjamin B. Damon Student Information Card

Student information card of Benjamin B. Damon, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on October 21, 1882 and departed on October 13, 1887. The file indicates Damon was living in Fort Defiance, Arizona in 1912.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Benjamin Damon, c.1883

Studio portrait of Benjamin Damon wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Benjamin Damon, George S. Watchman (Saahtlie), and Stailey Norcross, c.1882

Studio portrait of Benjamin Damon, George S. Watchman (Saahtlie), and Stailey Norcross. The two seated students are wrapped in Navajo blankets, and one is wearing a headband. There is another blanket drapped in the background.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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
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
Group of 11 Navajo students, 1883

The handwritten note reads: Students at Government School at Carlisle, Pa.

Based on enrollment information and a few other photographs of the individuals pictured, we believe the students are as follows:

Younger boys seated in front, left to right - Charles Damon,...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Richard H. Pratt with 12 Navajo students, 1882

This image shows Richard Henry Pratt (seated on the bandstand) with a group of Navajo students upon their arrival at Carlisle on October 21, 1882. Based on enrollment information and a few other photographs of the individuals pictured, we believe the students are as follows:

Seated, left...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
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