Invincible Society

Also known as the Invincible Debating Society.

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 36)
April 16, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "There's Danger," about the evils of drink. Next appeared "In an Indian Camp: How to Cook Beans," adapted from the Cheyenne Transporter newspaper, about cleaning cooking utensils before using them. The article continued on page four. Page two included "The Work of the Blind" that described…

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Newspapers
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 14)
November 12, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "A Fourteen-Year-Old Girl's Good Advice," followed by an article called "The Menomonees and Pottawatomies Dance: A Story by Lucy Jordan, Stockbridge, a pupil from Wisconsin," that told of an 1882 visit by dancers to her home agency in Keshena, Wisconsin. Page two included an offer of photographs for new…

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Newspapers
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 16)
November 26, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "Sound Principle But Poor Poetry," followed by "A Boy Needs a Trade," about the degradation of a ditch digger reprinted from the Detroit Free Press. There was also an article called "A Sick Man who Wanted Whiskey." The second page included a report in the shape of a turkey titled "Our Thanksgiving Turkey…

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Newspapers
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 28)
February 18, 1887

The first page opened with the poem, "You Conquer Me, Me Conquer You" followed by a letter from Rev. Edward F. Wilson of the Shingwauk Home titled "An Indian School in Canada," which described Wilson’s report to the Indian Department of Canada on his visit to Carlisle, the Lincoln Institute and the Hampton Institute. It continued on the last…

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Newspapers
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Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 7)
September 28, 1888

The first page opened with an untitled poem warning of the evils of debt, followed by “Eet, Kit-E-Ko Give It To Me: A True Story,” about fictional Aunt Martha’s exasperation after generously giving away all her potatoes to hungry Pawnee women. The story continued on page four. Page two featured news of returned students along with one-sentence…

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Newspapers
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
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 the Eadle Keatah Toh. Next came a student…

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Newspapers
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 two offered news from students who were home at…

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Newspapers
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 19)
January 10, 1890

The first page opened with a notice that there were no Indian Helper newspapers published for December 28 and January 3rd. A notice followed: “A Novel Christmas Present: Our Superintendent Made with his own Hands a tin Cup for Each Employee.” Next was a poem, by “E.G.“dated Dec. 25, ’89 titled “The School Poet Again Stirred” about the…

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Newspapers
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna, 1895
c.1895

Souvenir pamphlet for the Carlisle Indian School.  Includes a short description of the school in the beginning, mentioning its history and aims.  Images of the campus, school buildings, dorm rooms, classrooms, extracurricular groups, and graduates are given, each including a short caption. Photographs of athletic teams, industrial instruction,…

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Format:
Pamphlet
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Catalogue of the Indian Industrial School, 1902
1902

A booklet of information and photographs assembled by the Carlisle Indian School for their 23rd year, circa 1902.  Includes a short history of the school and the town and school demographic information.  Includes pictures of arriving students, students during classroom and extracurricular activities, the buildings on campus, farmwork, athletics…

Format:
Pamphlet
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Invincible Yearbook 1915-1916
1915

A description of this publication is not currently available.

Format:
Book
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Invincible Society [version 1], 1890

Portrait of a large group of male students, some holding instruments, with a white man in the center of the bottom row. They are posed on the front steps of a building on the school grounds. The caption on the Cumberland County Historical Society's copy of this image states that this is the student group Invincible Society, 1890…

Format:
Glass Plate Negative
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Invincible Society [version 2], 1890

Portrait of a large group of male students, some holding instruments, with a white man in the center of the bottom row. They are posed on the front steps of a building on the school grounds. The caption states that this is the student group, "Invincible Society, 1890." 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this…

Format:
Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Invincible Debating Society, c. 1895

Portrait of a large group of male students with one white man in the center of the group posed in front of a school building. The caption identifies them as the Invincible Debating Society. 

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), p. 56. It is captioned there: …

Format:
Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Meeting of the Invincible Society [version 1], c. 1898

A large number of male students seated in chairs facing a raised platform on which another male student is standing, adressing them. Students with band instruments are seated at the back of the room. The group has been identified as the school's Invincible Society. 

Format:
Glass Plate Negative
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Meeting of the Invincible Society [version 2], c. 1898

A large number of male students seated in chairs facing a raised platform on which another male student is standing, adressing them. Students with band instruments are seated at the back of the room. The group has been identified as the school's Invincible Society. 

Format:
Lantern Slide
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Meeting of the Invincible Debating Society, 1901

Group of seated male students facing two male students seated at a desk on a dais and one male student standing as if to address the group. 

In 1901 the Bureau of Indian Affairs contracted with the photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston to document the school at Carlisle for an exhibit at the Pan-American…

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Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Pages 70 and 71, Minutes of the Invincible Debating Society (1894-1906)
List Type:
Minutes

The first volume of the Invincible Debating Society's minutes contains entries, arranged chronologically, from September 1894 through November 1906. These entries, which start on page 21 and vary in length, usually include the date, a description of the meeting, updates on the Society's…

Pages 136 and 137, Minutes of the Invincible Debating Society (1906-1915)
List Type:
Minutes

The second volume of the Invincible Debating Society's minutes contains entries, arranged chronologically, from December 1906 through November 1915. These entries, which start on page 1 vary in length, usually include the date, a description of the meeting, updates on the Society's activities,…

Pages 92 and 93, Minutes of the Invincible Debating Society (1914-1918)
List Type:
Minutes

The third volume of the Invincible Debating Society's minutes contains entries, arranged chronologically, from November 1915 through June 1918. These entries, which start on page 20 and vary in length, usually include the date, a description of the meeting, updates on the Society's activities,…

Inspection Report of Charles H. Thompson
March 2, 1892

Charles H. Thompson forwards an inspection report of the Carlisle Indian School on March 2, 1892. Thompson's report examines a wide range of topics related to the school including the buildings, health of students, food, student's social lives, industrial training, outings, and academic training.

Thompson also includes a number of…

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Legal and Government Documents, Reports
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Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Overview of Evening Study Hour at Carlisle
November 17, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report on the use of evening study hours to W. N. Hailmann.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration