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Letter from Henry Meyer to Unknown Recipient, February 24, 1883

Representative Henry Meyer writes to an unknown recipient, possibly Marie, about recent occurrences in Harrisburg.  Included is a brief description of a visit of Carlisle Indian School students to the House of Representatives.  Meyer notes that "They are in U.S. uniform, and are intelligent...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 1)
January 1880

The first page opened with a report titled "THE INDIAN TRAINING SCHOOL," that described the progress of the school, its Christian methods, the work of the Florida boys preparing buildings for use, the importance of the town Sunday Schools, the school curriculum that emphasized farmwork for boys...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
School News (Vol. 1, No. 1)
June 1880

The June edition opened with a short narrative describing a field trip to an iron forge near Pine Grove, followed by a picnic at the Grove with the students, teachers and visiting Chiefs, titled “The Pine Grove Picnic”. The was followed by “An Indian Boys Camp Life,” a short piece describing how...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 4)
July 1880

Page one had an article on the benefits all children of the Sioux Nation receive from the agency, and how adult should have the opportunity to learn English as well. There was statistics on the number of children attending, and the ratio of boys to girls. Page two had a piece about the student’s...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
School News (Vol. 1, No. 3)
August 1880

An excursion to Warm Spring opened this edition, titled “The Camp at the Warm Springs” by John Downing (Cherokee). They hiked all day until they reached the Springs, picking black berries along the way and at one point believing they had gotten lost. This proceeded an editorial on the benefits...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 6)
September 1880

Page one opened with the discovery of a Cherokee tribe in the mountains of South Carolina and how they begged for teaches when the white travelers passed through their village. The Indian bow and white man musket were also compared on page one, with the bow being determined to be the superior...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
School News (Vol. 1, No. 4)
September 1880

The opening piece was written by Roman Nose, titled “Roman Nose Goes to New York,” and it tell of his trip to New York City, visiting the Equitable Life Insurance Building and the aquarium, and the follows few weeks after his trip. He was one of the students who went on the Warm Springs trip...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
School News (Vol. 1, No. 5)
October 1880

The fifth issue opens with Roman Nose describing his trip back to Indian Territory and his reunion with his family. While there he expresses his enjoyment of the school and the benefits of education, eventually convincing the chiefs to sends twenty-one Cheyenne children and Ten Arapahoe children...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 2, No. 2)
July 1881

The entire first page is a letter from Virginia Oequa (Kiowa) to her teacher Miss H, sent after she left Carlisle to work on a farm for a few weeks. She sent her love and explained the pride she took in her work. Page two had two articles on the shooting of President James Garfield, written by...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 2, No. 5)
October 1881

The first page has an article on Indian children learning to take care of themselves when their grown, like the white people do. It also had mentions of the benefits of forgetting Indian language. Julia Bent (Cheyenne) also wrote about the Chapel and her interactions Captain Pratt, and Miss Hyde...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 2, No. 10)
March 1882

The first page opened with Dessie Prescott narrating the school trip to Philadelphia. While there, they saw toys, went to the Grand Depot, and sang for money for the school. Page two had an article about Tobacco, its side effects, and why it should not be used. Following was a letter exchange...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 3)
August 1882

On page one the paper’s editor, Charles Kihega (Iowa) wrote a letter about his successful journey home. Metopah (Osage), Taylor Ealy (Pueblo), and Frank Everett (Wichita) also wrote letters from home back to the school. On page two eight boys and twelve girls took a trip to explore Luray Cave....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 5)
October 1882

Page one had Frank D. Aveline wrote on visiting Girard College where he and other Carlisle students saw the Girard students do their drills, toured the founder’s house, and attended chapel. A Ponca chief also wrote a letter to his son Frank Eagle who was attending school at Carlisle. Page two...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 12)
May 1883

Page one reprinted Van Horn's letter to friend, in which he described his train ride into Trenton, New Jersey, and a drunken old man who disturbed him on the ride.  Howard Chawhip also retold a story of an old drunkard who only went to church to hear the singing, but later became a good man...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Morning Star (Vol. 4, No. 12)
July 1884

Page one had a poem titled “The Law of Liberty” followed by an article titled “The Republic in a Death Struggle with Ignorance” and comparison between the African and the Indian problem. Page two asked who was responsible for Indians having not fully “Christianized” and become “civil” and an...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 19)
December 18, 1885

The first page opened with a poem titled “For the Boys,” followed by a description of “Loafing” observed by the Man-on-the-band-stand among the boys on campus. There was also a feature, “200,000,000 that tallied up the time it would take to become as rich as Mr. Vanderbilt. Page two reported...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 21 & No. 22)
January 8, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled “Smile Whenever You Can," followed by a lesson titled, "What Is Polite?" and a description of the life cycles of certain mammals. Page two featured the "Forty-Ninth Congress" civics lesson comparing government to the Indian school’s debating clubs in...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 25)
January 29, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "Who Was He?" asking students to come up with an answer for a prize of 25 cents. Also on the first page was a list of twelve steps for "How to Succeed." Page two included news briefs about the weather and keeping warm, President Cleveland’s activities, a...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
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
January 20, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, "Big Fraid and Little Fraid" followed by an article, "Another Pleasant Evening in the Chapel," that detailed the entertainment featuring numerous students reciting or singing poems, songs and reports. It continued on page four, which is missing from the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 24)
January 27, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, "Dare," followed by a story, "Engines and Boys," that reported the arrival by train of the new fire engine called "Uncle Sam." Then came a piece entitled, "Be Neat," on the importance of being neat and orderly. It continued on page four. Page two reported the...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 26)
February 10, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, "Help One Another," reprinted from "Chambers, Journal;" followed by "7482 Feet High," a letter to the Man-on-the-Band-Stand from M. Burgess, about her journey to California. This page also began a letter from Peoria student Edith Abner, entitled "Visit to...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 33)
March 30, 1888

The first page opened with the poem, " A Proverb," followed by Jemima Wheelock's (Oneida) report of "Our Wilmington Trip," about a group of students traveling to Delaware where they stayed with families before they headed to Philadelphia with Capt. Pratt and Miss Leverett.  They visited John...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 36)
April 20, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, "Get There," followed by  an editorial from Ethildred B Barry of Germantown, called "Are the Indian Boys and Girls the Friends of Birds?," on the treatment of birds. It continued on the fourth page. Page two opened with a piece describing the contents of the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 44)
June 15, 1888

The first page opened with an untitled poem, followed by “A Letter from Mr. Standing: How He Finds Things in England,” a travel diary of the Standing Family’s visit to England. Page two included a report of “An Aged Friend,” and news about visits Dr. Given made to Outing students in Bucks County...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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