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"Amateur Sport," Harper's Weekly, Jan. 1897
January 1897

The "Amateur Sport" section includes includes a photograph of the Carlisle Indian School's Football Team.

This two page excerpt is from Harper's Weekly vol. 41, no. 2092 (January 1897): 93-94.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
"Amateur Sport," Harper's Weekly, Oct. 1896
October 1896

The "Amateur Sport" section includes includes several photographs of the Carlisle Indian School's game against Yale on October 24, 1896 at Manhattan Field.

This two page excerpt is from Harper's Weekly vol. 40, no. 2081 (October 1896).

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Baseball Team

The caption reads: THE BASE BALL TEAM.

The printed note reads: The School nine is not always beaten when it comes to a contest with college and other organizations following base ball as a profession.

This image appears in United States Indian...

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1894
1894

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1894, containing the Fifteenth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a table...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1897
1897

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1897, containing the Eighteenth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1903
1903

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1903, containing the Twenty-Fourth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1906
1906

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1906, containing the Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent William A. Mercer, includes...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Football Team of 1900, #1

The caption reads: FOOTBALL TEAM OF 1900.

The printed note reads: Thompson, Redwater, Wheelock, Scott, Warner, Seneca, Miller, Scholder, Pierce, Roberts, Warren, Metoxen, Johnson, Smith, Hudson, Rogers, Sickles.

This image appears in John N. Choate...

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Football Team of 1900, #2

The caption reads: FOOTBALL TEAM.

This image appears in The Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.: 23rd Year (Carlisle, PA: The School, 1902).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Four young men in baseball uniforms [version 1], c.1888

Studio portrait of Harry Kohpay (back left), Lyman Kennedy (back right), Morgan Toprock, (front left), and Ralph Naltuey (front right), all wearing baseball uniforms with "YA" on the front of the shirts. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Jonas Place, Morgan Toprock, and Robert Penn in baseball poses, c 1887

Studio portrait of Jonas Place, Morgan Toprock, and Robert Penn in baseball uniforms posed as if playing baseball. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Jonas Place, Morgan Toprock, and Robert Penn in baseball uniforms, c 1887

Studio portrait of Jonas Place, Morgan Toprock, and Robert Penn in baseball uniforms holding baseball equipment.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Peter Cornelius and Edwin Schanandore, c.1889

Studio portrait of Peter Cornelius (left) and Edwin Schanandore wearing athletic clothing, holding a baseball mitt and ball. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 39)
May 11, 1888

The first page opened with a poem "Work a Blessing," followed by a letter "To the Republic Debating Society," from Nancy McIntosh (Creek) reporting her position as teacher in Eufala, Indian Territory. The last article on this page was entitled "Curiosity," which continued on page four. Page two...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 41)
May 25, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, "Try," followed by a blurb against tobacco use and by "A Visit Through the Lower School Rooms," that reported the activities of students in the lower grades. It continued on page four. The second page bore news of students out in the country, the "disgraceful"...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 26)
February 15, 1889

The first page began with an untitled poem that began with the first line, “Waste not moments, no, nor words,” followed by A-Te-Ka’s letter to the Man-on-the-band-stand titled “It Took Eight Years to Discover a Mistake.” The letter recalled a December 1881 article on early student art work from...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 32)
March 29, 1889

The first page opened with a poem "The Voice That Wins Its Way" contributed by Hannah E. Wilson, followed by a piece called "From John Dixon" which was reprinted from the Albuquerque Indian School where Dixon (Pueblo) was employed as a carpenter and translator for Indian school recruitment. The...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 43)
June 14, 1889

The first page opened with a poem "Wanted,” followed by a fictitious conversation titled “Sallie Lump-of-Mud and Little Miss Sensible Have a Talk.” The page ended with news from Harriet Elder (Nez Perce) and her agency, titled “This Was My Name When at School – Harriet M. Elder.” Page two...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 14)
November 22, 1889

The first page opened with a poem by E.G. titled "After Carlisle, What?” followed by the next installment of the series titled “How An Indian Girl Might Tell Her Own Story if She Had the Chance: Founded on Actual Observations of the Man-on-the-band-stand’s Chief Clerk” (continued from the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 5)
September 20, 1889

The first page opened with a poem "The Singer’s Alms: An Incident in the Life of the Great Tenor, Mario” by Henry Abbey, followed by the first installment in a series of articles written by the Man-on-the-Band-Stand about a Pueblo girl named Mollie. These stories were later published in book...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 7)
October 4, 1889

The first page opened with a poem "Bear It in Mind” followed by the third installment of the series titled “How An Indian Girl Might Tell Her Own Story if She Had the Chance: All Founded on Actual Observations of the Man-on-the-band-stand’s Chief Clerk” which continued on the fourth page. Page...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 8)
October 11, 1889

The first page opened with a poem by Bayard Taylor with the first line "Learn to live, and live to learn” followed by the fourth installment of the series titled “How An Indian Girl Might Tell Her Own Story if She Had the Chance: All Founded on Actual Observations of the Man-on-the-band-stand’s...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Two unidentified male students #19, c.1887

Studio portrait of two unidentified male students in athletic clothing, possibly baseball uniforms. On the floor in front of them are gloves and a ball. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Accusations of Professionalism on the Carlisle Football Team
December 10-19, 1907

This material includes newspaper articles alleging that the Carlisle Football Team had been using professional players during the season, and correspondence from members of the Bureau of Indian Affairs answering the charges.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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