Kester, Thomas

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 15)
November 18, 1887

The first page opened with the poem, "Work and Play," followed by a reprint of Dennison Wheelock's first prize essay entitled, "Is It Right for the Government to Stop the Teaching of Indian Languages in Reservation Schools," arguing for the affirmative. The second page featured news about...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Thirteen Pawnee students, c.1883

Studio portrait captioned as "Pawnee Indian group that entered the Carlisle Indian School in 1882." If that is accurate, then the sitters include: Louis Bayhylle, Frank West, Chalkley Stafford, Abram Platt, Thomas Kester, Bruce Hayman, Henry Eagle Chief, Minnie Topa, and Nellie Aspenall. Those...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Thomas Kester Student Information Card

Student information card of Thomas Kester (here Kesto), a member of the Pawnee Nation, who entered the school on August 31, 1882 and departed on March 28, 1887.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Thomas Kester Student Information Card

Student information card of Thomas Kester, a member of the Pawnee Nation, who entered the school on August 31, 1882 and departed on March 28, 1887.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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