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. 

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
Eleven Navajo students [version 1], 1883

Studio portrait of ten male students and one female student.

For explantion of the identification of the students in this image and the date see the Dickinson College copy of this image in Related Images.

The students are, seated in front, left to right - Charles Damon,...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Eleven Navajo students [version 2], 1883

Studio portrait of ten male students and one female student.

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...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Twelve Navajo students (pose 1), 1882

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt (seated on the bandstand) with one female Navajo student and eleven male students. The female student, Antoinette Williams, had arrived on December 5, 1881. She and Pratt are posed with a group of male Navajo students who had arrived on the day this photograph was...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Twelve Navajo students (pose 2) [version 1], 1882

Portrait of eleven male students and one female student posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. Richard Henry Pratt is sitting on the bandstand, behind the group.

The female student, Antoinette Williams, had arrived on December 5, 1881. The male students are a group of male...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Twelve Navajo students (pose 2) [version 2], 1882

Portrait of eleven male students and one female students posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. Richard Henry Pratt is sitting on the bandstand, behind the group. They are a group of Navajo students who arrived on October 21, 1882.

They are, front row, seated, left to...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Request from Navajo Agency to Employ Benjamin Damon as Interpreter
August 23, 1887 - September 3, 1887

The U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Agency requests from Richard Henry Pratt that Benjamin Damon a student at the Carlisle Indian School be employed a position as an interpreter at the Agency.

Pratt forwards the letter to the Office of Indian Affairs noting that Damon is competent in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Pupil Discharged to Navajo Agency, 1887
October 15, 1887

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding a single student, Benjamin Damon, discharged from the Carlisle Indian School and transferred back to his homes at the Navajo Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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 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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