Student information card of Bruce Patterson, a member of the Apache Nation, who entered the school on July 8, 1888 and departed on August 9, 1898.
The first page opened with an untitled poem warning of the evils of debt, followed by “Eet, Kit-E-Ko Give It To Me: A True Story,” about fictional Aunt Martha’s exasperation after generously giving away all her potatoes to hungry Pawnee women. The story continued on page four. Page two featured news of returned students along with one-sentence…
The first page began with an untitled poem that began with the first line, “Waste not moments, no, nor words,” followed by A-Te-Ka’s letter to the Man-on-the-band-stand titled “It Took Eight Years to Discover a Mistake.” The letter recalled a December 1881 article on early student art work from the Eadle Keatah Toh. Next came a student…
Studio portrait of Bruce Patterson, wearing school uniform and holding his hat in his hand, posed on a wooden gate.
The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: 44. Bruce Patterson.
Studio portrait of Bruce Patterson, wearing school uniform and holding his hat in his hand, and posed on a wooden gate.
The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH2-016a and CS-CH-001.1-.3
Studio portrait of Bruce Patterson, wearing school uniform and hat, posed next to a wooden gate.
The handwritten note reads: Bruce Patterson.
The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Called "Mike" by the soldiers. He was riding with his mother when she was shot. Carlisle Indian School.
Studio portrait of Bruce Patterson wearing school uniform with hat.
The handwritten note reads: CHOATE
The reverse side reads: Old Guard House Capt. R. H. Pratt Supt. Old Chapel. Supt. Quarters. Ass't Supt. Quarters Small Boys' Quarters. Hospital and Disiplinarian's Quarters Rosa W. Thunder as she arrived Rosa White Thunder (…
Correspondence regarding a request from Apache prisoners of war for the return of their children from the Carlisle Indian School. Included in the correspondence are various recommendations for the students as well as Richard Henry Pratt's philosophy in educating the Apache students and his views on interpreters.