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Four Sioux students, c.1879

Group portrait of Stephen Murray (Makes Trouble in Front), Geoffrey Chips (Runs in the Clouds), Grace Cook (Crockery Face), and Nellie (Yellow Lodge) posed in front of one of the school buildings. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society also has a a stereograph of this image in...

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Fred Smith, Joseph Gun, and John Primaux [version 1], c.1879

Portrait of Fred Smith, Joseph Gun, and John Primaux posed on the bandstand on the school grounds.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Fred Smith, Joseph Gun, and John Primaux [version 2], c.1879

Portrait of Fred Smith, Joseph Gun, and John Primaux posed on the bandstand on the school grounds.

Format: Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
George Walker, John Renville, Edward Upright, Nancy Renville, and Justine La Framboise, c.1879

Portrait of George Walker, John Renville, Edward Upright, Nancy Renville, and Justine La Framboise posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Group of Sioux students with Charles Tackett, c.1879

Portrait of a group of five Sioux students posed with interpreter Charles Tackett on the bandstand on the school grounds. They are, from left to right: Max Spotted Tail (Talks With Bears), Charles Tackett, Sarah Mather (Red Road), William Spotted Tail (Stays at Home), Pollock Spotted Tail (...

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Group portrait of nine Sioux students, c.1879

Portrait of nine Sioux students posed next to one of the school buildings. The students are Edward Little (Behind), James (White Man), George Hollow Horned Bear (Little Man), George Hollow Horned Bear (Little Man), Bernard (Hawk Charging Daylight), David (Kills Without Warning), Horace (White...

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Guy (Bear Don't Scare), James (White Man), and Maggie (Stands Looking), c.1879

Group portrait of Guy (Bear Don't Scare), James (White Man), and Maggie (Stands Looking) posed outside a building on the school grounds.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Henry Thigh, Frank Twiss, Morgan (Young Bird), and Rebecca Big Star, 1879

Group portrait of Henry Thigh, Frank Twiss, Morgan (Young Bird), and Rebecca Big Star posed on the steps of a building, presumably on the school grounds. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society had previously identified the female sitter as Maud (Little Girl) based on...

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Marshall Bad Milk (Little Wolf), Alvan (One That Kills Horse), Austin Holy Bear (Wind Blows), and Horace (White Whirlwind), c.1879

Outdoor portrait of Marshall Bad Milk (Little Wolf), Alvan (One That Kills Horse), Austin Holy Bear (Wind Blows), and Horace (White Whirlwind) posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Pankin, Alberd, Howard Chawip, and Peter Charko [version 2], c.1879

Portrait of Pankin, Alberd (also known as Albert), Howard Chawip, and Peter Charko posed outside a school building. This image was probably taken shortly after their arrival at the school. 

Format: Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Pankin, Albert, Howard Chawip, and Peter Charko [version 1], c.1879

Group portrait of Pankin, Albert (also known as Alberd), Howard Chawip, and Peter Charko posed outside a school building. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Samuel High Bear, Herbert (Yellow Sack), Maurice (Yellow Hair), and Anna Laura (Pretty Woman), 1879

Portrait of Samuel High Bear, Herbert (Yellow Sack), Maurice (Yellow Hair), and Anna Laura (Pretty Woman) posed on the bandstand on the school grounds.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Seven Kiowa students, c.1879

Group portrait of four male students and three female students posed in front of a school building. They have been identified as Etadleuh Doanmoe, Laura Doanmoe, Joshua Given, Charles (Left Hand), Mabel (Little), Fanny (Knife Holder), and Lucius Aitsan (Cute).  Etadleuh Doanmoe is wearing a...

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Seven Sioux students [version #2], c.1879

Seven Sioux students posed on the bandstand on the school grounds shortly after their arrival. They are: Guy (Bear Don't Scare), Amos Lone Hill, Bennett (Singer), Frank Twiss, Lizzie Glode (also known as Daisy Glode), Lucy Day, and Lulu (Mary) Bridgeman.

Format: Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Seven Sioux students [version 1], c.1879

Seven Sioux students posed on the bandstand on the school grounds shortly after their arrival. They are: Guy (Bear Don't Scare), Amos Lone Hill, Bennett (Singer), Frank Twiss, Lizzie Glode (also known as Daisy Glode), Lucy Day, and Mary (Lulu) Bridgeman.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Page 3, Statements of Receipts and Disbursements (1879-1886)

This volume of Statements of Receipts and Disbursements, which is also labeled "Cash Books," covers the period from September 8, 1879 to June 30, 1886. The entries for receipts and for disbursements are on facing pages and are arranged chronologically. Individual entries for receipts include the date, source, the draft number, appropriation headings, amount under each appropriation, and the total amount received. Individual entries for disbursements include the date, name of person or firm to whom paid, voucher number (or other identification), appropriation headings, the amount under each appropriation, and the total amount disbursed. Pages without content were not photographed. The Statements of Receipts and Disbursements series comprises 3 volumes, which are located at the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 75, Series 1345.

Thomas Carlisle and Bob Bent [version 1], c.1879

Studio portrait of Thomas Carlisle, seated, in school uniform, and Bob Bent, an interpreter, standing.

Note: Robert (Bob) Bent was the uncle of student Ada Bent, whose father was George Bent, Robert's brother.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Thomas Carlisle and Bob Bent [version 2], c.1879

Studio portrait of Thomas Carlisle wearing school uniform, seated, and Bob Bent, an interpreter, standing.

Note: Robert (Bob) Bent was the uncle of student Ada Bent, whose father was George Bent, Robert's brother.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Young Bull Bear, a visiting chief, with Oscar Bull Bear, and Richard Davis, 1879

Studio portrait of Young Bull Bear, a Cheyenne chief, with students Oscar Bull Bear and Richard Davis. 

Note: Previous interpretation of the handwritten caption on the plate says that Richard Davis was also called Thunderbird, and the date of the photograph is 1879. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Preference that Pratt Stay at Hampton to Assist with Indian Students
December 20-30, 1878

Hampton Institute Principal Samuel Chapman Armstrong responds to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt's inquiry regarding the need for Captain Richard Henry Pratt to stay at Hampton to help care for and manage the Indian students. Armstrong states that it would be best for the Indians and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation of Carlisle Barracks as Location for Indian School
February 14, 1879

Spencer Fullteron Baird, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes to Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz to endorse Captain Richard H. Pratt's request to establish an Indian School at the Carlisle Barracks. Baird contends that there is "no better spot" to open an Indian School because...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Problem with Finding Outing Hosts in Massachusetts
June 2, 1879

Richard H. Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that there are problems "persuading these Yankee farmers" in Massachusetts to be outing hosts. While 7 farmers are interested in hosting a student, Pratt would like 15 more.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Recruit Dakota Students for Hampton
June 2, 1879

Hampton Institute Principal Samuel C. Armstrong states that they are currently educating 38 Indian boys and only 9 Indian girls, so he requests that they recruit 20 Dakota female Indian students. He requests that, if his wish is granted, Captain Richard H. Pratt be sent to secure the students...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Per-Student Funding and Establishment of School at Carlisle
August 4, 1879

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt suggesting an increase in the per-student funding afforded by the government to Indian schools. Pratt also encourages the Commissioner to continue pursuing Congressional approval for the opening of an Indian school at...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Account for Transit Expenses from Florida
September 8, 1879

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, transferring his account of travel expenses from Florida. Immediately before this time, Pratt was stationed at Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida as a jailer for Indian prisoners-of-war.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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