Student file of Eliza Bell, a member of the Creek Nation, who entered the school on January 22, 1881, and departed on August 20, 1885. The file contains student information cards, former student response postcards, photographs, a returned student survey, correspondence, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Bell attended the Wealaka…
Student information card of Eliza Bell, a member of the Creek Nation, who entered the school on January 22, 1881 and departed on August 20, 1885. The file indicates Bell married R. S. Brown and was living in Okmulgee, Oklahoma in 1913 and 1915.
Note: Eliza Bell and James Bell were siblings.
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” (Creek) with word from the Nuyaka Mission, Indian…
Portrait of fifteen female students with a female teacher posed in front of and on the bandstand on the school grounds. The caption on the album page identifies them as Creek students who arrived in January 1881.
The Cumberland County Historical Society has identified them as: front row, left to right, Elizabeth McIntosh, Rosa Ross,…
The handwritten note reads: Ralph Brown age 17 years
Ralph Brown was Eliza Bell Brown's husband.
These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 25 children transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Tullahassee Mission in Muscogee Indian Territory.