Wheelock, Charles

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Charles D. Wheelock and Dennison Wheelock [version 1], c.1886

Studio portrait of Charles D. Wheelock (seated at left) and Dennison Wheelock (standing at right). Dennison is wearing a school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Charles D. Wheelock and Dennison Wheelock [version 2], c.1886

Studio portrait of Charles D. Wheelock (sitting at left) and Dennison Wheelock (standing at right). Dennison is wearing a school uniform.

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

Student information card of Charles Wheelock, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on April 10, 1889.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Hugh James and Charles D. Wheelock, c.1889

Studio portrait of Hugh James (left) and Charles D. Wheelock (right). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Julia Powlas Student Information Card

Student information card of Julia Powlas, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on November 7, 1885, graduated in 1889, and departed on July 8, 1889. The information card indicates that Powlas married Nelson Metoxen and was living in Oneida Wisconsin in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 27)
February 11, 1887

The first page opened with the poem, "New Every Morning" by Susan Coolidge, followed by "Good Words from a Blind Young Man," which was a typewritten letter sent by Joseph Link, student of the Institution of the Blind, to Charles Wheelock (Oneida). There was also an article reprinted from the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 16)
November 30, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, “Judge Wright’s Farewell: Read By Him Before Our Students Last Saturday Night,” followed by “A Boy Who Could Be Trusted,” about an unnamed boy who revealed news of Lee’s troops marching to Gettysburg. Next came a reprint of a letter that told of the good work...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 17)
December 7, 1888

This issue opened with a poem titled “HOW," by John Boyle O'Reilly, followed by news from a letter from Carlisle alumnus Samuel Townsend (Pawnee), a student at Marietta College. Page two included news items about Congress convening, Nancy Cornelius (Oneida) attending the Woman's National Indian...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 34)
April 12, 1889

The first page began with a poem titled, “Dr. Nature’s Prescription,” followed by “How One of the Printer Boys Came Out Ahead,” which described how a printer, against the advice of his instructor, was able to repair faulty equipment using his own problem solving technique. This was followed by a...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Oneida Sachems and Councilors Request Return of Students from Carlisle
December 11, 1885 - January 15, 1886

Oneida Sachems and Councilors request the return of various students currently at Carlisle due to lack of full consideration. Richard Henry Pratt notes that the request should be rejected as there is little discontent among the students aside from routine and some work requirements. He states...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Hampton Institute and the Carlisle Indian School
April 28, 1886 - January 11, 1888

T. S. Childs makes a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on Carlisle Indian School and the Indian Training School at the Hampton Institute. Childs report was prompted by complaints made against the Hampton Institute related to the health and discipline of students. Childs report focuses...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Charles Wheelock Requests to be Returned Home
March 7, 1889 - March 22, 1889

Charles D. Wheelock informs Richard Henry Pratt that his father is retiring as a farmer and has offered him the option to take over his farm. Wheelock notes that to accept would require him to leave Carlisle early. Pratt in forwarding the letter to the Office of Indian Affairs notes that...

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