School Band

Displaying 1 - 25 of 49 records
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1880
1880

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of Indian Affairs for the fiscal year ending 1880, containing the first annual report of the Carlisle Indian School. The report discusses the school's opening, recruitment of students, educational and industrial curricula, and overall health. Also included…

Format:
Book
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 16)
November 27, 1885

The first page opened with a poem titled “Snow Brings Fun,” followed by instructions for “How to Write to Your Mother,” directed to a young man with instructions for how to reply to his mother who was pleading for his return back to his home agency. Page two opened with a series of news items about President Cleveland, the death of Vice…

Format:
Newspapers
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 35)
April 9, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "Spring,” followed by "How a Pawnee Got Ahead of a Cheyenne Chief: A Story as told by one of our Boys," in which a U.S. congressman’s position was chastised using an analogy of a Cheyenne-Pawnee skirmish. There is also a blurb about temperance on this page. Page two featured many small news items…

Format:
Newspapers
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 21)
December 31, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "A Happy New Year to You," followed by a poem called "Santa Claus at Home," about his return to the North Pole. The next article, "The Cold Water Man," was about the dangers of drinking beer, reprinted from Maryland Bulletin. Also on the page was a piece titled "Mr. Causes-the-Wind, a Dakota…

Format:
Newspapers
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 30)
March 4, 1887

The first page opened with a poem titled “So Say We, All of Us Girls,” followed by “The Indian’s Hair Would Not Curl,” by Aunt Martha that recalled a comical hair care story involving Aunt Martha’s friend and a visiting Indian chief. “From a Former Student of Carlisle” reprinted a letter to Capt. Pratt from former student Frank Aveline (Miami)…

Nation:
Format:
Newspapers
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
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 Wannamaker's Store, the zoo, an iron factory and the…

Nation:
Format:
Newspapers
Topics:
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 37)
April 27, 1888

The first page opened with a poem by John G. Whittier, "Granted Wishes," followed by Aunt Martha's story, "Does It Pay to Be Unkind?" about a former Carlisle student's lack of cooperation by not translating business dealings from English after returning home. The second page featured news items about returned students, and a report about "The…

Format:
Newspapers
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 1)
August 17, 1888

The first page opened with the poem, “What the Flowers Said,” followed by an article reprinted from The Baltimorean, titled "Men Who Were Laughed At,” about how technologies were first spurned. Page two featured several news reports about the band, outing experiences, news from the Rosebud Sioux and Osage Agencies, and an entire column…

Nation:
Format:
Newspapers
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 36)
April 26, 1889

The first page opened with a poem "The Printer-Boy Tramp” by Will Carleton, followed by “Encouraging Prospects” about Luther Kuhns at the Pawnee Agency. Next came “A Man Who was not Afraid to Work” on how General Washington set an example for his corporal. Also on the page was an article titled “Easter Eggs in Washington.” Page two contained a…

Nation:
Format:
Newspapers
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 reported about “The Persian Talk” and an article titled…

Nation:
Format:
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…

Format:
Newspapers
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 story continued on the fourth page. Page two…

Format:
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,…

Nation:
Format:
Pamphlet
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Red Man and Helper (Vol. 1, No. 1)
July 13, 1900

A description of this document is not currently available.

Note: This issue was also published as The Red Man (Vol. 16, No. 4) and Helper (Vol. 15, No. 37).

Format:
Newspapers
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
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
Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School, 1902
1902

A souvenir booklet from the Carlisle Indian School, published for their 23rd year.  A short description of the aims and goals of the school is presented.  Images of students as they first arrived, as well as important visiting chiefs, are given, as are before and after images including those of Tom Torlino.  Extracurricular groups, school staff…

Format:
Pamphlet
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
School band with Mrs. Baker [version 2], 1881

Portrait of twelve male students, all wearing uniforms and holding instruments, in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. In the glass plate negative version of this image [version 1] a white woman, also holding an instrument, can be seen at the far right. In the print versions of this image she is almost entirely cropped out, with only…

Format:
Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
American Philosophical Society
School band with Mrs. Baker [version 1], 1881

Portrait of twelve male students, all wearing uniforms and holding instruments, posed with a white woman, also holding an instrument, in front of the bandstand on the school grounds.

This is the school band and the woman is almost definitely Mrs. Walter E. Baker who provided the funds to buy the instruments for the band. The school…

Format:
Glass Plate Negative
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Indian School band [version 1], 1892

Portrait of the Indian School band posed on the school grounds. The date October 1892 is part of the caption written on the plate. 

Format:
Glass Plate Negative
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Indian School band [version 2], 1892

Portrait of the Indian School band posed on the school grounds. The date October 1892 is part of the the caption for this image. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH2-038 and 10-B-18. 

Format:
Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Indian School Band, 1893

Portrait of male students with brass instruments and drums posed on the steps of a school building. The very large drum in the center has "Indian Industrial School. Carlisle, PA." on it. 

Previous cataloging says that the image is dated November 1893.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (…

Format:
Glass Plate Negative
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Carlisle School Band, c.1895

The Carlisle Indian Industrial School band practicing on the grounds.

Format:
Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Indian School Band, 1895

Portrait of male students in uniforms with instruments posed on a stage. They are identified by the caption as being the Indian School Band in 1895. The band leader at this time was Dennison Wheelock (standing in center), an Indian School graduate. 

Nation:
Format:
Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Indian School Band, c. 1895

Group portrait of the school band posed in front of the band stand. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society identifies the band leader as Dennison Wheelock. 

Format:
Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Indian School Band, c.1896

Portrait of a group of male students in uniforms posed holding uniforms in front of an archway. The are probably in front of the gymnasium. The band leader is standing in the center of the group. The handwritten caption reads "Band of '96." 

Format:
Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society