Nellie Robertson Denny Congressional Testimony, 1914

February 7, 1914

The typed transcript of Nellie Denny's testimony before the Joint Commission to Investigate Indian Affairs. At the time Denny was not working at Carlisle, but she had previously worked as outing agent, clerk, and teacher, and had attended the school prior to that. Nellie Robertson is the name under which she attended the school.

In her testimony Denny discusses the tension between the students, staff, and Superintendent of the school, the lack of food and clothing for students, and recruitment of students to the school.

In the published version of this testimony, Denny's section starts on page 1056.


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National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, CCF Entry 121, #10144-1914-Carlisle-154
First page of the typed transcript of testimony