Student file of Theodore McCauley, a member of the Omaha Nation, who entered the school on August 19, 1882, and departed on June 14, 1887. The file contains a student information card, correspondence, returned student surveys, a former student response postcard, and a report after leaving that indicates McCauley was a farmer in Macy, Nebraska…
Student information card of Theodore McCauley, a member of the Omaha Nation, who entered the school on August 19, 1882 and departed on June 14, 1887. The file indicates McCauley was living in Macy, Nebraska in 1913.
The first page opened with a poem titled "Who Was He?" asking students to come up with an answer for a prize of 25 cents. Also on the first page was a list of twelve steps for "How to Succeed." Page two included news briefs about the weather and keeping warm, President Cleveland’s activities, a West Virginia coal mine accident, sloppy marching…
Studio portrait of Theodore McCauley wearing school uniform.
Requests by Eli Sheridan and Theodore McCauley to go home in order to aid their fathers. Richard Henry Pratt in returning the requests to the Bureau of Indian Affairs recommends denying the requests on grounds that he had recently lectured both students and believed the requests to have resulted from these lectures.
Richard Henry Pratt provides the Office of Indian Affairs with a list of 80 students to return to their homes due to expiration of their terms and sickness. Pratt also details the travel arrangements for travel to the various agencies and locations. He also notes that 68 pupils whose terms have expired have elected to remain at the school.