Kihega, Charles

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Charles Kihega Student File

Student file of Charles Kihega, a member of the Iowa Nation, who entered the school on February 25, 1880 and departed on June 10, 1884. The file contains a student information card indicating that Kihega went on one outing while at Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Charles Kihega Student Information Card

Student information card of Charles Kihega, a member of the Iowa Nation, who entered the school on February 25, 1880 and departed on June 10, 1884.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mason Pratt, Charles Kihega, Samuel Townsend, and Benjamin Marshall [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of Mason Pratt (seated at left), Charles Kihega (standing), Samuel Townsend (seated at right), and Benjamin Marshall (seated at right). The three students are wearing school uniforms. Mason Pratt was the son of Richard Henry Pratt. 

Note: Previous cataloging indicates the...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Mason Pratt, Charles Kihega, Samuel Townsend, and Benjamin Marshall [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Mason Pratt (seated at left), Charles Kihega (standing), Samuel Townsend (seated at right), and Benjamin Marshall (seated in center). The three students are wearing school uniforms. 

Note: Mason Pratt was the son of Richard Henry Pratt.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 36)
April 15, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “THE HORSE’S PETITION,” followed by an alphabet poem titled “HOW TO GET RICH AND BECOME FAMOUS.” “TRUE COURAGE” offered a treatise on the rewards of kindness. Page two opened with news of a measles outbreak at the Ponca Agency, the influence of Carlisle...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The School News (Vol. 2, No. 3)
August 1881

The August edition opens with an Article on the need to be useful the Carlisle Children feel, and how badly the writer felt when unable to work while sick. It continued onto page four. Page two brings Samuel Townsend (Pawnee) stepping down as editor with Charles Kihega (Iowa) taking his place....

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. 2, No. 9)
February 1882

The firsts page what two articles on it. The first was by Johnson Lane about George Washington. The second was above various lost people and animals that the writer had met. Page two opens with Charles Kihega (Iowa) describing his tribe before and after coming under control of the agency....

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
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 11)
April 1883

The first page had a letter from an unnamed student to his Uncle explaining that the world is round and moves at 1041 miles per hour. Harry Raven (Arapahoe) also discussed in a speech how the Government will not always care for the Indians and differences between whites and Native Americans. On...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 12)
May 1883

Page one reprinted Van Horn's letter to friend, in which he described his train ride into Trenton, New Jersey, and a drunken old man who disturbed him on the ride.  Howard Chawhip also retold a story of an old drunkard who only went to church to hear the singing, but later became a good man...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 2)
July 1882

On page one Bessie West wrote her “School Father” about what she has been doing since she left Carlisle. On the same page E.C. compared Indian children’s want to go to school to a child who wants to swim, once they are allowed, they will take their fill before leaving. Following on the next page...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 3)
August 1882

On page one the paper’s editor, Charles Kihega (Iowa) wrote a letter about his successful journey home. Metopah (Osage), Taylor Ealy (Pueblo), and Frank Everett (Wichita) also wrote letters from home back to the school. On page two eight boys and twelve girls took a trip to explore Luray Cave....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 6)
November 1882

Page one opens with a letter from Hattie Mary to Miss Hyde, asking if she is lame again and if that is the reason she hasn’t been writing back. A letter from Minnie Atkins (Creek) also detailed the trip to California, which continued onto page four. She talked about staying at the Lincoln...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 9)
February 1883

The first page had a story told to Joshua Given (Kiowa) by his grandparents about a young girl who never touched the ground and one day chased a star into the sky. It also included a letter from Louis Big Horse (Osage) to his father in which he discussed planting fruit. Page two had an article...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Kihega Requests Funds to Visit Carlisle
July 28, 1881

Kihega, a chief of the Iowa Nation, requests funds to allow him, his wife, and an interpreter to visit the Carlisle Indian School to see their children through the U.S. Indian Agent at the Great Nemaha Agency, A. Brosius.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Iowa Chiefs Visit to Washington D.C.
February 24, 1882 - March 27, 1882

Augustus Brosius, U.S. Indian Agent at the Great Nemaha Agency, informs Richard Henry Pratt that a group of Iowa Nation people led by Chief Kihega will be visiting Washington to decide whether to remain in Nebraska. Kihega wishes his son who is at Carlisle to accompany the delegation in order to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to for Charles Kihega and Ellwood Dorian
March 27, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt inquires about a request from Chief Kihega through U.S. Indian Agent Brosius about sending two Carlisle students, Charles Kihega and Ellwood Dorian, to Washington to serve as counsel for Chief Kihega.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Students to be Returned Home in 1883
March 26, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of students to be returned to their homes at the end of their enrollment terms. Pratt notes that many of these students have expressed a desire to remain and notes that Agents should attempt to secure permission from their parents for their children to remain...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Enrolling Four New Children from Nebraska
September 24, 1883 - October 8, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from S. M. Brosius regarding enrolling four students from Nebraska in addition to Lizzie Gamble.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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