Prescott, Dessie

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Dessie Prescott Student Information Card

Student information card of Dessie Prescott, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on November 6, 1880 and departed on May 22, 1888.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dessie Prescott Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Dessie Prescott, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on November 6, 1880 and ultimately departed on May 22, 1888.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dessie Prescott, c.1881

Photograph of a studio portrait of Dessie Prescott. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Dessie Prescott, Jennie Lawrence, Nellie Robertson, and Katie La Croix with Sarah Mather [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Dessie Prescott (seated far left), Jennie Lawrence (seated front left), Nellie Robertson (standing back right), and Katie La Croix (seated far right) with teacher Sarah Mather (seated in center). The students are all wearing school uniforms and holding dolls. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Dessie Prescott, Jennie Lawrence, Nellie Robertson, and Katie La Croix with Sarah Mather [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Dessie Prescott (seated far left), Jennie Lawrence (seated front left), Nellie Robertson (standing back right), and Katie La Croix (seated far right) with teacher Sarah Mather (seated in center). The students are all wearing school uniforms and holding dolls.

Note: The...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 33)
March 25, 1887

The first page opened with a poem titled “The Girls that are Wanted,” author unknown, followed by “An Indian Dance: By Dessie Prescott, One of Our Pupils.” Also on the page was an article about the importance for Americans to know their history. Page two opened with a treatise on patriotism,...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 48)
July 8, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “EARNEST LIVING,” by C.M. Sheldon. The next article was written by Dessie Prescott (Sioux) titled “A FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION IN WHICH THE SISETON INDIANS PARTICIPATED,” which described the holiday program from 1884, in Sisseton, South Dakota, in which...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 46)
June 29, 1888

The first page opened with a poem selected “by Mrs. Pettinos,” titled “The Sun and the Wind,” followed by a conversation about the meaning of the 4th of July and how an Indian School student might be influenced to extend his time at the school instead of returning to the reservation. Page two...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 2, No. 10)
March 1882

The first page opened with Dessie Prescott narrating the school trip to Philadelphia. While there, they saw toys, went to the Grand Depot, and sang for money for the school. Page two had an article about Tobacco, its side effects, and why it should not be used. Following was a letter exchange...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 2, No. 8)
January 1882

Page one described George W. Walker’s visit to the country, the people he met and how he would like to go to school with them. There was also thank note from Dessie Prescott to her teacher for a Christmas gift she received. Page opened with a letter from Edgar G. Squirrel talked of the shame the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Sisseton Agency, 1885
October 20, 1885

Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 3 children transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Sisseton Agency.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Dessie Prescott and Nancy Iron Son
May 8, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests to return Dessie Prescott and Nancy Iron Son to their home on the recommendation of the school physician due to their health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Answer Sought for Returning Nancy Iron Son and Dessie Prescott
May 16, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests an answer from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding his request to return Dessie Prescott and Nancy Iron Son. Also requests what answer he can give to Colonel Langdon about the Apaches.

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