Cemetery information and mortuary documents related to Wilkie Sharp, a member of the Pawnee Nation.
Student information card of Wilkie Sharp, a member of the Pawnee Nation, who entered the school on October 22, 1883 and died on January 11, 1890. Sharp was buried in the cemetery on the school grounds.
The first page opened with a poem titled "Hoe Out Your Row," followed by "A Worthy Example," that touted a fictional conversation between two boys musing on the accomplishments of Indian Commissioner T. J. Morgan. Page two included several articles and notices about country life for Outing students, news from the Omaha and Apache agencies, the…
Portrait of twenty-four male students upon arrival. The Cumberland County Historical Society's cataloging identifies them as from the Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Comanche, Pawnee, and Nez Perce nations and that the photo was taken on the date of their arrival, October 22, 1883. Twenty-three male students arrived on that date from those nations.
Studio portrait of Wilkie Sharp (standing) and Stacy Matlock.
Studio portrait of Stacy Matlock (seated left), William Morgan (seated right), Frank West (seated center), and Wilkie Sharp, all wearing school uniforms.
Studio portrait of Wilkie Sharp.
Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-063c and PA-CH1-078e.
L. D. Davis, the Superintendent of the Pawnee Boarding School, writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding sending additional boys to the Carlisle Indian School. Davis includes a number of written requests from students asking to attend the Carlisle Indian School.