Roosevelt, Kisetta

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Eadle Keahtah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 2)
April 1880

Page one opened with a teacher identified as A.J.S. (Alfred J. Standing) reminiscing about his time teaching Native Americans before he came to Carlisle. Also on the page was an article on the civilization of the Indians, comparing it to the conquests of the Roman Empire and its assimilation of...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Five female students [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of Alice Wynn (back left), Kisetta Roosevelt (back middle), Mabel Doanmoe (back right), Rebecca Big Star (front left), and Harriet Mary Elder (front right). All are wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Five female students [version 2], 1880

Studio portrait of Alice Wynn (back left), Kisetta Roosevelt (back middle), Mabel Doanmoe (back right), Rebecca Big Star (front left), and Harriet Mary Elder (front right). All are wearing school uniforms.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society dates this image to March, 1880. The...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather. Roosevelt is wearing a school-issued print dress and Mather is in school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather. Roosevelt is wearing a school-issued print dress and Mather is wearing a school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Kisetta Roosevelt Student Information Card

Student information card of Kisetta Roosevelt, a member of the Apache Nation, who entered the school on March 8, 1880 and departed on April 1, 1903.

Note: Although this card indicates an arrival date of November 8, several other sources confirm that this is a typo and that she actually...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Kisetta Roosevelt Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Kisetta Roosevelt, a member of the Apache Nation, who entered the school on March 8, 1880 and ultimately departed on April 1, 1903.

Note: This student was known as both Kisetta Roosevelt and Kesetta Roosevelt, and also as just Kesetta. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Orders to send Two Lipan Apaches to the Carlisle Indian School
February 23, 1880

By command of Brigadier-General Pope, Assistant Adjutant-General E. R. Platt orders that two Lipan Apache children at Fort Hays, Kansas be sent to the Carlisle Indian School.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original...

Format: Legal and Government Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Cover Letter Concerning Receipt of Two Lipan Children
February 10, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt forwards certificate of receipt from the War Department of two Lipan children.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Adoptions of Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather
November 22, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt proposes to two families to adopt Kisetta and Jack, members of the Apache Nation. Pratt indicates that Kisetta be adopted by Mr. Paxon a farmer who she has been living with on outing and Jack by Miss Mather, a former St. Augustine assistant.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Calls Attention to Letter Regarding Adoptions of Jack and Kisetta
December 8, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt calls to the attention of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs his previous letter proposing the adoptions of Kisetta and Jack, members of the Apache Nation, to Mr. Paxon a farmer in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania and Miss Mather, one of his former assistants at St. Augustine...

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