Torlino, Tom

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Tom Torlino Student File

Student file of Tom Torlino, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on October 21, 1882 and departed on August 28, 1886. The file contains a student information card listing two outings in Pennsylvania, two "before and after" photographs taken by the school, and a report after...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 43)
June 3, 1887

The first page opened with the poem "Strength For To-Day" followed by a piece called "Going Home!" The article gave a fictitious conversation between Carlisle students Allie and Fanny about the disadvantages of going home to the reservation because of the unsanitary conditions and practices...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School, 1902
1902

A souvenir booklet from the Carlisle Indian School, published for their 23rd year.  A short description of the aims and goals of the school is presented.  Images of students as they first arrived, as well as important visiting chiefs, are given, as are before and after images including those of...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Tom Torlino, 1882 [before]

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Tom Torlino, Navajoe.

This iconic image of Tom Torlino coming to Carlisle in 1882 was taken by John N. Choate of Carlisle, PA.  It is often used in before-and-after photographs of Torlino to demonstrate assimilation.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Tom Torlino, 1882 and 1885

This caption reads: TOM TORLINO – NAVAJO. AS HE ENTERED THE SCHOOL IN 1882. AS HE APPEARED THREE YEARS LATER.

This image appears in John N. Choate's Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Richard H. Pratt with 12 Navajo students, 1882

This image shows Richard Henry Pratt with a group of Navajo prisoners of war upon their arrival at Carlisle, taken around October 21, 1882. Tom Torlino is seated on the bottom left.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Group of 11 Navajo students, 1883

The handwritten note reads: Students at Government School at Carlisle, Pa.

Tom Torlino is seated in the middle of this image, with his hands on the shoulders of a younger student. 

This same group of Navajo students appear in a photograph with Richard Henry Pratt...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Tom Torlino, 1885 [after]

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Tom Torlino, Navajoe, Three years later.

This iconic image of Tom Torlino in 1885, three years after he arrived at Carlisle, was taken by John N. Choate of Carlisle, PA.  It is often used in before-and-after photographs of...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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