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Alex Manabove and Little Chief, c.1885

Studio portrait of Alex Manabove and Little Chief, one wearing a star-shaped pin. 

Note: If the interpretation of the handwritten caption is correct, it is not clear who Little Chief is. There was a student named Little Chief, but he left the school in 1880. This photograph may document a...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Cemetery Stock Image

Note: As of August 2017, the remains of Dickens (Little Chief) have been disinterred and repatriated. They were previously interred in plot E-04.

Cemetery information and mortuary documents related to Dickens (Little Chief), a member of the Arapaho Nation.

Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 3)
May 1880

Page one opened with information, including statistics, from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs about Carlisle and other schools as reported by Indian agents. Page two contains more arguments for, and accounts of support for, educating Indian youth. The article "Our Dining...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1881
1881

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1881, containing the second annual report of the Carlisle Indian School. The lengthy report includes discussions of curriculum, student recruitment, the school's...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Former Fort Marion prisoners at the Carlisle Indian School, c.1879

Portrait of White Bear, Zonkeuh, Koba, Henry Roman Nose, Little Chief, Charles Oheltoint, Etadleuh Doanmoe, and White Man posed on the grounds of the school. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society notes the identification of these people is based on a copy of the image posted for...

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Lela Little Chief Student Information Card

Student information card of Lela Little Chief, a member of the Arapaho Nation, who entered the school on October 22, 1883 and departed on February 26, 1884.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Lela Little Chief Student Information Card

Student information card of Lela Little Chief, a member of the Arapahoe Nation, who entered the school on October 22, 1883 and departed on February 26, 1884.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Little Chief Student File

Student file of Little Chief, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879, and departed on January 26, 1880.  The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving that indicates that he was farming in 1910 in...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Little Chief Student Information Card

Student information card of Little Chief, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on January 26, 1880. The file indicates Little Chief was living in Weatherford, Oklahoma in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Peter Oscar Student File

Student file of Peter Oscar, a member of the Piegan Nation, who entered the school March 26, 1890 and ultimately departed June 6, 1895. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards and a report after leaving. The file...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Peter Oscar Student Information Card

Student information card of Peter Oscar, a member of the Piegan Nation, who entered the school on March 26, 1890 and departed on June 6, 1895.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Thomas Carlisle Student File

Student file of Thomas Carlisle, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on October 27, 1879, and departed on February 2, 1891.  The file contains student information cards, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving that indicates that he was working as a medical...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William Crow Student Information Card

Student information card of William Crow, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on September 12, 1885 and departed on July 6, 1888.

Note: The information about William Crow dying in 1888, written in the upper right hand corner of the card, seems to be an error; in 1890...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Recruit 25 Cheyenne and Arapaho Students
June 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that the Cheyenne & Arapaho Agent John D. Miles would like to send 25 students from his agency to the Carlisle Indian School. Miles added that he'd like several chiefs, including Northern Cheyenne Chief Little Chief...

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