Engler, Frank

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Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 2 of 5)

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
Frank Engler Student File

Student file of Frank Engler, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on September 6, 1880 and ultimately departed on October 14, 1885. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Frank Engler Student Information Card

Student information card of Frank Engler, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on September 6, 1880 and departed on October 14, 1885.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Frank Engler, c.1881

Studio portrait of Frank Engler wearing non-native clothing. 

Note: The Historical Society has two copies of this image, 13-29-04 and PA-CH1-063d.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Frank Engler, c.1882

Studio portrait of Frank Engler wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Frank Engler, William Fletcher, and Carl Matches [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of Frank Engler, William Fletcher, and Carl Matches, all wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Frank Engler, William Fletcher, and Carl Matches [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Frank Engler, William Fletcher, and Carl Matches, all wearing school uniforms.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 21 & No. 22)
January 8, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled “Smile Whenever You Can," followed by a lesson titled, "What Is Polite?" and a description of the life cycles of certain mammals. Page two featured the "Forty-Ninth Congress" civics lesson comparing government to the Indian school’s debating clubs in...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 45)
June 17, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “A CLUSTER OF NEVERS,” from Selected, followed by a fictionalized conversation between two boys traveling to their homes in the west from Carlisle titled “TWO BOYS TALK IN THE CARS ON THEIR WAY HOME: WHAT THEY MAY HAVE SAID.” In the conversation, “...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
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