Roosevelt, Kesetta

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Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather. Roosevelt is wearing a school-issued print dress and Mather is in school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather. Roosevelt is wearing a school-issued print dress and Mather is wearing a school uniform.

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

Student information card of Kisetta Roosevelt, a member of the Apache Nation, who entered the school on March 8, 1880 and departed on April 1, 1903.

Note: Although this card indicates an arrival date of November 8, several other sources confirm that this is a typo and that she actually...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Kisetta Roosevelt Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Kisetta Roosevelt, a member of the Apache Nation, who entered the school on March 8, 1880 and ultimately departed on April 1, 1903.

Note: This student was known as both Kisetta Roosevelt and Kesetta Roosevelt, and also as just Kestta.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Our Boys and Girls, 1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: OUR BOYS AND GIRLS At the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. White Buffalo, Cheyenne, I. T.
2. Mittie Houston, Wichita, I. T.
3. Samuel Townsend, Pawnee, I. T....

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Richard R. Kesetta Student File

Student file of Richard R. Kesetta, a member of the Apache Nation, who entered the school on August 15, 1907 and departed on July 30, 1918. The file contains a student information card, an application for enrollment, outing evaluations, letters/correspondence concerning the estate of Kesetta's...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 15)
November 20, 1885

The first page opened with a poem titled "Suppose," followed by a story by P.B. called, "An Indian Story" about using the powers of observation to identify a thief. The other items on the page were two short geography queries. Page two recounted national news items including the hanging of Louis...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Cover Letter Concerning Receipt of Two Lipan Children
February 10, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt forwards certificate of receipt from the War Department of two Lipan children.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Adoptions of Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather
November 22, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt proposes to two families to adopt Kisetta and Jack, members of the Apache Nation. Pratt indicates that Kisetta be adopted by Mr. Paxon a farmer who she has been living with on outing and Jack by Miss Mather, a former St. Augustine assistant.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Calls Attention to Letter Regarding Adoptions of Jack and Kisetta
December 8, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt calls to the attention of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs his previous letter proposing the adoptions of Kisetta and Jack, members of the Apache Nation, to Mr. Paxon a farmer in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania and Miss Mather, one of his former assistants at St. Augustine...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint Against Richard Kesetta
October 3 - 29, 1914

These materials contain correspondence regarding a complaint against Richard Kesetta as a child. Further information is given about the circumstances of how Kesetta came to be a student at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Richard Kesetta
July 20, 1918 - February 28, 1923

These materials include correspondence regarding the custody of Richard Kesetta upon the closing of the Carlisle School. Additional correspondence relates to Kesetta's life after the school closed, including attempts to have him enrolled in the Haskell Institute as well as an inquiry made by...

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