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Complaint of Two Moons

This document contains correspondence concerning a complaint made from Two Moons stating that his son was taken to the Carlisle School without his consent. This also includes a list of additional students who were taken to the school without parental consent. 

Two Moons also complains...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inheritance of Samuel Fremont

These materials include correspondence concerning the closure of the account of the deceased Samuel Fremont and the inheritance of these funds to Annie F. Kemp and John C. Fremont.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Death of Isaac Longshore

Please note: This content is of a sensitive nature and reveals information about death and burial, which some readers may find troubling. Our aim is to provide access to this historical documentation in a respectful manner. Please see our...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 31)
March 12, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "Patient Holding Out,” by Alice Carey. This was followed by sets of twenty-two rules of behavior titled “What a Girl Should Learn” and "What a Boy Should Learn.” The page ended with a paragraph about labor strikes. Page two was filled with small news...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 44)
June 11, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "I'm Not Too Young" reprinted from Scattered Seeds. The next article, "Hoe Handle Medicine" extolled the medicinal effects of exercise. Page two featured several small stories, including Paul Eagle Star's (Sioux) Outing assignment, a piece...

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
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 51)
July 29, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “THROUGH AND THROUGH” reprinted from Scattered Seeds.” Also found on that page was “MISS WILSON’S ACCOUNT OF HER TRIP TO SCOTLAND,” a travelogue of the teacher and her sister’s visit by ocean liner to Scotland and Ireland and back. Page two opened...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 16)
November 25, 1887

The first page opened with a poem, "Thanksgiving Turkey," a play on the letters in the word "Turkey" followed by a description of the Acoma Pueblo by student Annie Thomas, entitled "A Queer Place To Live." This also was a subject of the article written about the monthly exhibition on page 3. The...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
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. 3, No. 42)
June 1, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, "The Old Steam Mill," followed by a fictitious conversation between two Carlisle Indian School students, Tom and Ben discussing the merits of work and study. It continued on page four. Page two included news from Pine Ridge Agency, and of the Standing family’s...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 46)
June 29, 1888

The first page opened with a poem selected “by Mrs. Pettinos,” titled “The Sun and the Wind,” followed by a conversation about the meaning of the 4th of July and how an Indian School student might be influenced to extend his time at the school instead of returning to the reservation. Page two...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 52)
August 10, 1888

The first page opened with the poem, “What Makes A Man,” followed by an article titled, “Interesting Observations At the Indians’ Own Home” reprinting a letter from Joshua Given (Kiowa) who described the social and political news from the Kiowa and Comanche Agency. He reported the activities of...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 18)
December 14, 1888

The first page opened with a poem titled “How To Make Up,” followed by an article reprinted from The Sabbath School Visitor titled “Playthings of the Indian Children.” Next came a letter from Nancy Cornelius (Oneida) titled “Items of Interest From Nancy Cornelius,” which was sent from the...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 8)
October 5, 1888

The first page opened with a poem “The Two Words,” followed by Lucy Jordan’s letter to the Man-On-The-Band-Stand titled “Carlisle A Bright Picture” in which she mused about her days’ past at Carlisle and life at home on the Stockbridge Reservation. Next came “A Budget of News from Eliza Bell” (...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 12)
November 8, 1889

The first page opened with a poem by E.G. titled "U.S.I.D.” 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 previous week). The...

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 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
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