Jackson, Sheldon

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Annie Menaul Student File

Student file of Annie Menaul, a member of the Queres Nation, who entered the school on February 4, 1881 and ultimately departed on June 14, 1887. The file contains student information cards and a letter/correspondence.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Eleven students upon arrival, 1880

Portrait of seven male students and four female students posed on the school grounds. This photo was taken on the day they arrived, July 31, 1880. Although the caption states that they were Pueblo students, ten of them were Pueblo and one was Apache. The Pubelo students are: Frank Cushing,...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Esenetuck Student File

Student file of Esenetuck, a member of the Alaskan (Eskimo) Nation, who entered the school on November 14, 1897 and departed on June 21, 1909. The file contains a student information card, a medical/physical record, a progress/conduct card, and a report after leaving indicating Esenetuck was...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Flora Campbell Student File

Student file of Flora Campbell, a member of the Alaskan Nation, who entered the school on December 20, 1892, graduated in 1894, and departed on August 26, 1895. The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Campbell worked...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Florence Wills Student File

Student file of Florence Wills, a member of the Alaskan Nation, who entered the school on December 14, 1892, graduated in 1894, and departed on September 11, 1894. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving. The file indicates Wills was a housewife in Genoa, Nebraska...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Our Boys and Girls, 1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: OUR BOYS AND GIRLS At the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. White Buffalo, Cheyenne, I. T.
2. Mittie Houston, Wichita, I. T.
3. Samuel Townsend, Pawnee, I. T....

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Sheldon Jackson Student Information Card

Student information card of Sheldon Jackson, a member of the Pueblo Nation, who entered the school on July 31, 1880 and departed on September 18, 1883.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sheldon Jackson Student Information Card

Student information card of Sheldon Jackson, a member of the Pueblo Nation, who entered the school on July 31, 1880 and departed on September 18, 1883.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sheldon Jackson, Harvey Townsend, and John Shields [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Sheldon Jackson (left), Harvey Townsend (center), and John Shields (right), all wearing native clothing. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Sheldon Jackson, Harvey Townsend, and John Shields [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Sheldon Jackson (left), Harvey Townsend (center), and John Shields (right), all wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Sheldon Jackson, Harvey Townsend, and John Shields [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Sheldon Jackson (left), Harvey Townsend (center), and John Shields (right), all wearing native clothing.

The handwritten note reads: Pueblos   Harvey Townsend   Sheldon Jackson.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Sheldon Jackson, Harvey Townsend, and John Shields [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Sheldon Jackson (left), Harvey Townsend (center), and John Shields (right), all wearing school uniforms.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-031b, 12-26-02, and 10-B-35B. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 22)
January 18, 1889

The first page opened with a poem titled “Do We All?” followed by an article, “Do You Want to Get Rich?” about the value of saving little things. The next article, “Dr. Jackson at Our Missionary Meeting,” described the work of Sheldon Jackson among the Metlakahtla boys at the Sitka Industrial...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Plan for Reverend Sheldon Jackson to Recruit Southwestern Students
April 12, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt approves the Commissioner of Indian Affairs' suggestion that General Agent for the Presbyterian Board of Missions Sheldon Jackson should recruit and send students from Colorado and New Mexico to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt states that Jackson recently visited Carlisle...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Belief that its Good that Chief Spotted Tail Returned His Children and Grandchildren
June 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt asks E. J. Brooks to send him instructions for adding additional pupils to the Carlisle Indian School. He references Sheldon Jackson's mission to recruit Navajo and Pueblo students. Finally, he believes that Spotted Tail's decision to return his children will work to the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Arrival of 11 New Pueblo Students
August 3, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that Sheldon Jackson has arrived with 11 new potential Pueblo students. Pratt states that he'll send an official physician report on the student once it's finished. So far, the school doctor has found two students to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Health of 11 New Pueblo Students
August 4, 1880

J. S. Bender informs Richard Henry Pratt that he has completed his examination of the 11 new Pueblo students and found 9 of them to be healthy. Bender notes that two students have several problematic symptoms, and states that he's been informed by Sheldon Jackson that these students have had...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Teach Two former Florida Prisoners
August 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt states that Bishop Huntingdon of New York is teaching four former Florida prisoners but would like to send two to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to grant Huntingdon's request.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Process of Securing Southwestern Indian Students for the Carlisle Indian School
October 20, 1880

Sheldon Jackson informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he's glad that the Carlisle Indian School accepted 10 more Pueblos, one Pima, and one student from the Mescalero Agency. Because the school cannot secure 50 Utes this season, Jackson asks if he can take 6 from the Mescalero Agency,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Claim for Traveling Expenses while Transporting Southwestern Indian Students
November 29, 1880 - December 21, 1880

Second Auditor O. Ferriss allows Sheldon Jackson's claims for $197.97 and $23.90 for travel expenses incurred while transporting Indian students from New Mexico to the Carlisle Indian School in the Summer of 1880. Jackson encloses the claim to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and asks him to...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sheldon Jackson Provides Update on Recruitment of Students
December 24, 1880

Sheldon Jackson encloses the plan for the Pueblo Industrial Indian Boarding School in Albuquerque, New Mexico to the Office of Indian Affairs. Jackson also states that he is having difficulty recruiting students for the Carlisle Indian School and the Hampton Normal and Agriculture School.

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Enrollment of Moqui Pueblo Indians
January 11, 1881

U. S. Indian Agent for the Moqui Pueblo Indian Agency, John H. Sullivan, writes to inform the Indian Affairs Commissioner that he has not procured students for Carlisle or Hampton originally because he believed Rev. Sheldon Jackson lacked authority to request students and then because there is...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Instructions for Navajo and Ute Recruitment
March 21, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt indicates that the delegation of students being recruited by the Rev. Sheldon Jackson should be left to the Indian Agents. He notes that the students Jackson can be more easily deceived and less likely to follow instructions. Pratt states that if there is difficulty in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Pueblo Students Brought by Sheldon Jackson in 1881
April 4, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a list of names of Pueblo students brought by the Rev. Sheldon Jackson to Carlisle in February 1881.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Sheldon Jackson to Recruit Navajo Students
February 7, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests that Sheldon Jackson be allowed to go to the Navajo Agency to recruit a delegation of students for the Carlisle Indian School along with an assistant.

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

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