Student file of William H. Dietz, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on September 15, 1907, and departed on April 24, 1908. The file contains a student information card, news clippings with several photographs, an application for enrollment, a trade/position record card, and a report after leaving that indicates Dietz was…
Student information card of William H. Dietz, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on September 15, 1907 and departed on April 24, 1908.
The superintendent of the school described improvements of school buildings, as well as an increase in attendance. Next, appeared a history of the Flathead Indians, accompanied by images from the Flathead Reservation in Montana. F. Shoemaker, M.D. detailed how tuberculosis infections were handled at the school. The following section, "Legend…
Group portrait of male and female students on stage wearing costumes. They are the cast of the play, "The Captain of Plymouth," produced at the school from March 29-March 31, 1909.
The caption written below this image was supplied by Cumberland County Historical Society staff.
The program for "The Captain of Plymouth," performed as part of the Commencement Exercises of 1909. The program lists the various acts of the performance as well as the student actors.
These materials include correspondence and a copy of the Indepdence Day Program for the Indian School for 1909. The festivities included athletic activites, fireworks, a patriotic salute, and songs. The program was forwarded to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs by Carlisle's superintendent.
Noting heavy criticism from H. B. Peairs and Charles F. Pierce, Superintendent Moses Friedman asks Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. G. Valentine if he wants Carlisle to continue its Native Indian Arts department, which was started February 1, 1906.
Before making a decision, Valentine asks Friedman for a detailed report on the department…
These materials include an inquiry into the enrollment and employment status of William Henry "Lonestar" Dietz at Chilocco and Carlisle. The Office of Indian Affairs was asked to provide records about Dietz to clarify Dietz's citizenship, after he cliamed exemption to the draft for the First World War based on his Indian heritage.