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Report for the Month of November 1911

This is a monthly report for filled out by the Carlisle Indian School administration for the Department of the Interior.  It is for the month of November, 1911, and includes ratings on a number of topics including the physical plant, cleanliness, truancy, moral conditions, and scholarship.  The...

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1913 Commencement Program

This pamphlet for the 1913 Commencement of the Carlisle Indian School includes the program for both the Baccalaureate Services and the Union Meeting of Christian Associations, which both took place on Sunday, March 13.  A number of hymns and songs were performed for each service.

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1917 Commencement Program, The Continental Congress

This program was distributed for a performance by the students as part of the Commencement Exercises for 1917. The play, "The Continental Congress," is taken from McBrien's "America First," and the school borrowed the costumes for the performance. It surrounds the formation of the first...

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Diploma of Sadie Metoxen

Sadie Metoxen received this diploma (course in Home Economics) during the commencement ceremonies held at the Carlisle Indian School on June 6, 1918.

This diploma was donated by the Jerry Lappin family in 2018.

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Eadle Keahtah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 2)
April 1880

Page one opened with a teacher reminiscing on his Time teaching in Carlisle. Also on the page was an article on the civilization of the Indians, comparing it to the conquests of Rome and their assimilation of less educated people. Page two opens with an article on older student, above age...

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The Morning Star (Vol. 5, No. 4)
October & November 1884

Page one had a poem titled “Lady Yeardley’s Guest” by Margaret Preston, followed by a report of the commissioner of Indian Affairs, which continued onto page two, and then onto page three, where it ended.

After the finish of the report, page three had articles titled “The Up-Thrust of...

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The Morning Star (Vol. 6, No. 4)
November 1885

A description of this document is not currently available.

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 24)
January 21, 1887

The first page opened with a poem titled "LA-MAH-NI," a story of an Indian man followed by "A True Story About a Dog: Written for the Indian Helper" about a very smart dog. It continued on the fourth page. Page two included small news items of national interest. There was a report that Jack...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 29)
February 25, 1887

The first page opened with a poem titled “New Every Morning,” followed by "An Indian Woman Fought For Her Husband After Receiving a Beating From Him" which concluded on the fourth page. Page two gave news from the Chemawa and Genoa Indian Schools, and "A Nice Pocket Book for the Best," asking...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 30)
March 4, 1887

The first page opened with a poem titled “So Say We, All of Us Girls,” followed by “The Indian’s Hair Would Not Curl,” by Aunt Martha that recalled a comical hair care story involving Aunt Martha’s friend and a visiting Indian chief. “From a Former Student of Carlisle” reprinted a letter to Capt...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 31)
March 11, 1887

The first page opened with a poem titled “Take Care,” by Alice Cary, followed by a report of “An Old Osage,” that blamed the poor conditions on the reservations on the lack of schooling. The article, written by “Aunt Martha,” concluded on the fourth page. Page two opened with “God Helps Those...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 32)
March 18, 1887

The first page opened with a poem titled “Take the Sunny Side,” by “Ex.” Also found on that page was “An Interesting Letter from John Dixon, One of Our Pueblo Boys Who Went to His Home in New Mexico Last Summer” addressed to Mr. Campbell. Dixon wrote about celebrating George Washington’s...

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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,...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 34)
April 1, 1887

The first page opened with a poem titled “The Boy and the Bird,” author undetermined. The next article was titled “How the Indian School Girls in Sitka, Alaska, Got Ahead of the Indian Boys,” which concluded on the fourth page. Page two contained articles about returned students, John Davis (...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 35)
April 8, 1887

The first page opened with a poem titled “To Tell a Good House-Keeper,” reprinted from The New Moon. Also on the page was an account by Johnnie Schmoker about bird hunting at the Cheyenne and Arapaho School in Oklahoma titled “INCIDENTS OF SCHOOL WORK AMONG THE CHEYENNES AND ARAPAHOES,...

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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...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 37)
April 22, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “Kindness” followed by a reprint from the Word Carrier, “Manners” that compared ill-mannered behavior to animal traits and was intended as a lesson to Carlisle students. Also on that page was a paragraph reprinted from the Genoa Indian School...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 38)
April 29, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “For Us, As Well as Others,” by Mary H. Krout, followed by “A True Story” shared by “Aunt Martha” about some mistaken identities among the Sioux and Pawness in Nebraska. The story continued on the fourth page. Page two included a reprint of Carlos Montezuma’s...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 39)
May 6, 1887

The Indian Helper opened with a poem titled “A New Citizen,” written by Elsie Fuller (Omaha) who was a student at Hampton Institute, reprinted from “Talks and Thoughts.” The next article was an explanation of the Dawes Act written by Sen. Henry Dawes and titled “THE LAND IN SEVERALTY...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 40)
May 13, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “THERE’S WORK FOR ALL TO DO,” followed by an article titled “ALWAYS DO IT WELL,” espousing the value of diligence and care no matter how important the job. The final article on the page was titled “FORTY YEARS AGO,” that continued on page four and listed...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 41)
May 20, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “BE CAREFUL,” followed by an account of how “Aunt Martha” nearly drowned near the Genoa School in Nebraska titled “AN INDIAN GIRL SAVED THE LIFE OF A TEACHER,” followed by a reprint from The Indian Citizen that extolled the competence of Indian boys...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 44)
June 10, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “HOW TO BE HAPPY,” reprinted from Selected. The next item which continued on page four was a travelogue of school nurse, Miss Wilson’s, trip to Scotland, an ocean voyage that lasted eleven days, titled “AN INTERESTING LETTER FROM MISS WILSON: All the...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 47)
July 1, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “CLASS OF INDIAN BOYS,” written by a Quaker farm wife about a group of Outing students. The next article was titled “A TRIP” by Katie Grinrod (Wyandotte), which gave the account of her and Clara Cornelius’(Oneida) trip to Philadelphia with their Outing family...

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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...

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 49)
July 15, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “STAND FOR THE RIGHT,” followed by “AN INTERESTING LETTER FROM PETER POWLAS (Oneida), A RETURNED PUPIL.” Mr. Standing gave a report on the crop conditions in Indian Territory and a piece called “Home Politeness,” about the importance of good manners which...

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