Standing, Alfred J.

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A. J. Standing, c.1887

Studio portrait of Alfred J. Standing, Assistant Superintendent of the School. 

According to school records, Standing was employed at the school from 1881 until at least 1901. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Assistant Superintendent's Quarters, c.1880

The Assistant Superintendent's Quarters with a man, woman, and two children (one in a baby carriage) posed on the porch. The man is probably A.J. Standing. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Eadle Keahtah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 2)
April 1880

Page one opened with a teacher identifed 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
Richard Henry Pratt and teachers [pose 1] [version 1], c.1887

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt and the school's teachers posed on the school grounds.

Due to the presence of Dr. Obediah Given, who worked at the school from 1884 to 1889, this image must have been taken during that period. Given is the man with the long beard sitting in front of Pratt...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Richard Henry Pratt and teachers [pose 1] [version 2], c.1887

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt and the school's teachers posed on the school grounds. 

Due to the presence of Dr. Obediah J. Given, who worked at the school between 1884 and 1889, this image must have been taken during that period. Given is the man with the long beard sitting in front of...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Richard Henry Pratt and teachers [pose 1], c.1886

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt and the school's teachers posed on the school grounds.

Due to the presence of Dr. Obediah Given, who worked at the school from 1884 to 1889, this image must have been taken during that period. Given is the man with the long beard sitting in front of Pratt...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Richard Henry Pratt and teachers [pose 2], c.1886

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt and the school's teachers posed on the school grounds.

Due to the presence of Dr. Obediah Given, who worked at the school from 1884 to 1889, this image must have been taken during that period. Given is the man with the long beard sitting in front of Pratt...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Richard Henry Pratt and teachers [pose 2], c.1887

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt and the school's teachers posed on the school grounds.

Due to the presence of Dr. Obediah Given, who worked at the school from 1884 to 1889, this image must have been taken during that period. Given is the man with the long beard sitting in front of Pratt...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Richard Henry Pratt with school employees and their families [version 1], 1886

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt with school employees and their families posed on the school grounds.

The Cumberland County Historical Society's copy of this image has information provided by the daugther of one of the employees, who donated the photograph. She says it was taken on June...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Richard Henry Pratt with school employees and their families [version 2], 1886

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt with school employees and their families posed on the school grounds. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society's copy of this image has information provided by the donor, Hattie Frehn, the daugther of Philip Norman, one of the employees pictured. She...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Richard Henry Pratt with school employees and their families [version 3], 1886

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt with school employees and their families posed on the school grounds.

The Cumberland County Historical Society's copy of this image has information provided by the daugther of one of the employees, who donated the photograph. She says it was taken on June...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 16)
November 26, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "Sound Principle But Poor Poetry," followed by "A Boy Needs a Trade," about the degradation of a ditch digger reprinted from the Detroit Free Press. There was also an article called "A Sick Man who Wanted Whiskey." The second page included a report in the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 46)
June 24, 1887

The first page opened with the poem "What a Jug Did," reprinted from An Old Scrap Book followed by a piece called "Nice Letter from Mr. Standing," made up of abstracts from his trip West returning Carlisle students to their home agencies. Standing mentioned there was a special travel...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Morning Star (Vol. 4, No. 3)
October 1883

Page One had extracts from an address of Hon. B.G. Northrop Ex. Sec. State Board of Education of Connecticut. Page two had “Items of Interest From the Late Sioux Commission”, as well as a short piece on “What our Pupils in the Country Say.” Page three had short vignettes on various Local Items...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Pratt Informs of Changes in Plans to Escort Recruited Students
October 9, 1879

Richard H. Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding a board to appraise property at the Carlisle Barracks. Pratt notes that, because of the timing of this visit, he will be unable to meet a group of recruited students in the West as planned, and instead suggests sending...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of No Tickets for Recruited Students in Wichita, Kansas
October 17, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt telegrams the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, noting that no tickets were on deposit for recruited Cheyenne and Kiowa students met in Wichita, Kansas. Pratt also notes that the Osage did not receive enough information about the request for students, and that the Pawnee and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recruiting Cheyenne Students for Hampton Institute
October 18, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt telegrams the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, informing him that the Cheyenne agent can supply students to make up the deficiency of students at Hampton, and should be instructed to send one third boys and two third girls. Pratt notes that these students could be escorted...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Arrival of Alfred Standing's Party in Wichita, Kansas
October 24, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Hayt noting that Alfred Standing has met up with him in Wichita, escorting Pawnee, Ponca, and Nez Perce students. Pratt notes that he is investigating the possibility of using wagons to transport the pupils to the Lawrence and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Travel Request for Alfred John Standing to Comanche Agency
February 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt telegrams the Commissioner of Indian Affairs asking for permission to send Alfred John Standing to the Comanche Agency to recruit students. Pratt also asks if the former Florida prisoners can be sent back.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Second Travel Request for Alfred John Standing to Comanche Agency
February 25, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests a quick reply to his telegram of February 23, requesting permission to send Alfred John Standing to the Comanche Agency to recruit students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Alfred J. Standing Recruitment In Kiowa and Comanche Agency
February 27, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt suggests to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Alfred J. Standing's experience and reputation at the Kiowa and Comanche Agency will help him select suitable students there. Pratt also suggests that this recruitment should be done according to his recent suggests...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Transportation of 11 Indians to Carlisle
March 29, 1880

A. J. Standing informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he's escorting 11 Indians to Carlisle and requests transportation for his party and himself.

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Copy of Descriptive Statement of Pupils from the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency, 1880
April 1, 1880 - June 21, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides a copy of the Description of Party brought to the Carlisle Indian School by A. J. Standing on April 1, 1880.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
A. J. Standing's Report from his Trip to Indian Territory
April 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs A. J. Standing's report on his trip to Indian Territory in March 1880. Standing left on March 2nd accompanied by Pauskie (Comanche), White Bear and Cohoe (Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency), and Tonekeuh (Kiowa and Comanche Agency)....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Cover A. J. Standing's Expenses
April 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that A. J. Standing incurred $206.80 in expenses. Pratt asks that the funds be placed on his next remittance.

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

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

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