Elder, Harriet Mary

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Five female students [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of Alice Wynn (back left), Kisetta Roosevelt (back middle), Mabel Doanmoe (back right), Rebecca Big Star (front left), and Harriet Mary Elder (front right). All are wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Five female students [version 2], 1880

Studio portrait of Alice Wynn (back left), Kisetta Roosevelt (back middle), Mabel Doanmoe (back right), Rebecca Big Star (front left), and Harriet Mary Elder (front right). All are wearing school uniforms.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society dates this image to March, 1880. The...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Harriet Mary Elder Student File

Student file of Harriet Mary Elder, a member of the Nez Perce Nation, who entered the school on February 20, 1880 and departed on August 27, 1886. The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey in which she writes about her role as president of the Nez Perce women's...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Harriet Mary Elder Student Information Card

Student information card of Harriet Mary Elder, a member of the Nez Perce Nation, who entered the school on February 20, 1880 and departed on August 27, 1886. The file indicates Elder was married and living in Kooskia, Idaho in 1912.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Harriet Mary Elder [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Harriet Mary Elder probably wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Harriet Mary Elder [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Harriet Mary Elder possibly wearing school uniform.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-013b and CS-CH-012.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Nine Indian School students [version 1], c.1884

Studio portrait of five male students and four female students.

They are, back row, left to right: Frank West, George Summers, Percy Zadoka, Warden Cleaver; front row, left to right: Annie Thomas, Minnie Yellow Bear, Pollock Spotted Tail, Hattie Longwolf, and Harriet Mary Elder. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Nine Indian School students [version 2], c.1884

Studio portrait of nine students. Back row, left to right: Frank West, George Summers, Percy Zadoka, Warden Cleaver; front row, left to right: Annie Thomas, Minnie Yellow Bear, Pollock Spotted Tail, Hattie Longwolf, and Harriet Mary Elder. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 27)
February 11, 1887

The first page opened with the poem, "New Every Morning" by Susan Coolidge, followed by "Good Words from a Blind Young Man," which was a typewritten letter sent by Joseph Link, student of the Institution of the Blind, to Charles Wheelock (Oneida). There was also an article reprinted from the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Request to Return Harriet Elder to Her Home
April 16, 1883

Lewellyn E. Woodin, U.S. Indian Agent for the Ponca, Pawnee, and Otoe Agency, notes that the mother of Harriet Mary Elder (here Harriet May) requests her daughter to be sent home from Carlisle. Woodin writes that the mother is part of a party going from the Oakland Reservation to Idaho and wants...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transportation of Harriet Mary Elder to Agency
August 19, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt writes that it will be difficult to send Harriet Mary Elder (here Harriet Mary Boston) to the Agency he will see gets to the Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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