Thomas, Matilda

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Matilda Thomas Student File

Student file of Matilda Thomas, a member of the Onondaga Nation, who entered the school on November 13, 1883 and ultimately departed on November 11, 1886. The student did not attend the school continuously but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards listing outings in...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Matilda Thomas Student Information Card

Student information card of Matilda Thomas, a member of the Onondaga Nation, who entered the school on November 13, 1883 and departed on November 11, 1886.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 16)
November 25, 1887

The first page opened with a poem, "Thanksgiving Turkey," a play on the letters in the word "Turkey" followed by a description of the Acoma Pueblo by student Annie Thomas, entitled "A Queer Place To Live." This also was a subject of the article written about the monthly exhibition on page 3. The...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Request to Return Three Onondaga Nation Students
February 1884

Petition for the return of James Thomas, Matilda Thomas, and Mary Johnson from the Carlisle Indian School. The petitioners claim that the children were sent to Carlisle under the false pretense that the school was a school for white children that would allow their children to learn English. The...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Status of Onondaga Children at Carlisle in 1884
February 21, 1884 - March 3, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt answers a letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding students from the Onondaga Nation and a disconnect regarding the status of R. H. Gardner as an Agent in New York. Pratt also encloses a letter from Julia E. Remington regarding sending home Onondaga students...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Onondaga Children Home
March 3, 1884

J. L. Thomas writes regarding a request from the Onondaga Nation to have their children returned from the Carlisle Indian School. Thomas references the Onondaga Chief Daniel La Fort's visit to Washington where he secured a promise to have the children returned home but has had no word since.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Onondaga Students at Carlisle in 1886
August 23, 1886 - October 11, 1886

Correspondence regarding the enrollment of Onondaga students at the Carlisle Indian School between John A. Bowman, Alfred John Standing, Bishop Huntingdon, and Richard Henry Pratt. Pratt concludes the correspondence by forwarding everything to the Office of Indian Affairs requesting that they...

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