Student file of Joseph Cotter, a member of the Wyandotte Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1885 and departed on July 6, 1888. The file contains a student information card, a trade/position record card, correspondence, a former student response postcard, a report after leaving, and a returned student survey. The file indicates…
Student information card of Joseph/Joel Cotter, a member of the Wyandotte Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1885 and departed on July 6, 1888. The file indicates Cotter was living in Wyandotte, Oklahoma in 1913.
The first page opened with a Longfellow poem "The Ladder of St. Augustine” followed by James Black Hawk’s letter about the Fourth of July at Pine Ridge Agency titled “In the Right Spirit.” Page one also contained “Doing His Duty,” about how a seemingly unrecognized worker was promoted because of his hard work. It continued on page four. Page…
Studio portrait of John Miller and Joseph (here Joel) Cotter, both wearing school uniforms.
Note: Handwritten caption on this image provides date of November 27, 1886.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of the Indian Affairs of the 60 students who are entitled to return to their home at the end of the school term due to the expiration of their enrollment or sickness.
These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 61 individuals discharged from the Carlisle Indian School and transferred back to their homes in the San Carlos, Laguna, Wallace, Isleta, Quapaw, Eufaula, Omaha, Winnebago, Nez Perce, Crow, Kiowa and Comanche, Cheyenne and Arapaho, Ponca, Rosebud, and Pine…
A series of fifteen letters written to Captain Richard H. Pratt in response to a questionnaire sent to former students. The accompanying questionnaire forms are not included.
Transcripts follow each handwritten letter.