Sommers, Abe

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Abe Sommers Student File
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Student file of Abe Sommers , a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on August 31, 1882 and ultimately departed on November 12, 1896. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, a former student response postcard, and a report after leaving. The file…

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National Archives and Records Administration
Abe Sommers Student Information Card
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Student information card of Abe Sommers, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on August 31, 1882 and departed on November 12, 1896. The file indicates Sommers was living in Cantonment, Oklahoma in 1914.

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National Archives and Records Administration
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 7)
October 4, 1889

The first page opened with a poem "Bear It in Mind” followed by the third installment of the series titled “How An Indian Girl Might Tell Her Own Story if She Had the Chance: All Founded on Actual Observations of the Man-on-the-band-stand’s Chief Clerk” which continued on the fourth page. Page two offered news from students who were home at…

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Newspapers
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Abe Sommers, c.1883

Studio portrait of Abe Sommers wearing school uniform.

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Photographic Print, B&W
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Abe Sommers and Charles Dakota, 1888

Studio portrait of Abe Sommers and Charles Dakota, one wearing a school uniform.

Previous cataloging indicates the handwritten caption includes the date March 1888.

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Glass Plate Negative
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National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Descriptive Statement of Pupils Discharged to Multiple Agencies, 1888
July 7-11, 1888

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 61 individuals discharged from the Carlisle Indian School and transferred back to their homes in the San Carlos, Laguna, Wallace, Isleta, Quapaw, Eufaula, Omaha, Winnebago, Nez Perce, Crow, Kiowa and Comanche, Cheyenne and Arapaho, Ponca, Rosebud, and Pine…

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Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Abe Somers Requests Transfer from Haskell to Carlisle
October 16, 1893

Former student Abe Somers requests to transfer from the Haskell Institute to re-enroll at the Carlisle Indian School.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration