Student file of Abram Hill, a member of the Oneida nation, who entered the school on June 22, 1887 and ultimately departed on May 19, 1897. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, a letter, a trade record card that recommends him as a farmer, a returned student…
Student information card of Abram Hill (or Charles Abram Hill), a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on June 22, 1887 and departed on June 14, 1897. The file indicates Hill was living in Oneida, Wisconsin in 1913.
Note: This student is identified primarily as Abram Hill while at the school and as Charles Abram Hill or…
Studio portrait of Abram Hill wearing school uniform.
Studio portrait of Abram Hill.
Studio portrait of Lucinda Hill and Abram Hill.
Note: Abram Hill attended the school between 1887 and 1897. He was 14 when he arrived, therefore it seems more likely that the Lucinda Hill in this photo is the student who arrived in 1885 and departed in 1888. (There were two students named Lucinida Hill who attended the school.)
Richard Henry Pratt provides an account of transferring students from the Martinsburg Indian School to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he and P. H. Bridenbaugh told the group of students of the benefit of staying in the East and continuing their education but that it was up to them if they wanted to stay. After a discussion in…
S. S. Burleson, missionary to the Oneidas, writes to Thomas J. Morgan at the request of Charles Hill for the return of his son Abram Hill. Burleson states that Charles has been getting progressively more blind and can no longer perform labor on his farm.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to requests to return Abram Hill by noting that Hill came to Carlisle from Martinsburg and has remained at Carlisle by his own choice. Pratt states that Hill is currently attending school in Newtown, Pennsylvania and has just expressed a desire to return with the home going party in June or July.