Wheelock, James Riley

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Group of male and female student printers [version 1], c.1894

Studio portrait of a large group of male and female students with a white male teacher in the center of the group. The caption identifies them as students who worked in the print shop.

One copy of this image has the sitters identified. They are, back row, left to right: William Denomie,...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Group of male and female student printers [version 2], c.1894

Studio portrait of a large group of male and female students with a white male teacher in the center of the group. The caption identifies them as students who worked in the print shop. 

One copy of this image has the sitters identified. They are, back row, left to right: William Denomie,...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
James R. Wheelock and Cecelia Wheelock, c.1889

Studio portrait of James R. Wheelock and Cecelia Wheelock. James is wearing a school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
James R. Wheelock and Martin Wheelock, c.1891

Studio portrait of James Riley Wheelock (right) and Martin Wheelock, both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
James R. Wheelock Student File

Student file of James R. Wheelock, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on August 30, 1889 and ultimately departed on June 30, 1897. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, financial transactions, a...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
James R. Wheelock Student Information Card

Student information card of James R. (here James) Wheelock, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on August 30, 1889 and departed on June 30, 1897. The file indicates that Wheelock graduated in 1896, married Emma Eversman, and was living in Tyrone, Pennsylvania in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
James R. Wheelock, c.1890

Studio portrait of James R. Wheelock.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
James Riley Wheelock

The caption reads: JAMES REILY WHEELOCK

Portrait of James Riley Wheelock.

This image appears in The Telegraph, which is published in Harrisburg.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
James Riley Wheelock Band Poster

The title reads: THE UNITED STATES INDIAN BAND THE ONLY PROFESSIONAL INDIAN BAND IN THE WORLD

The caption reads: JAMES RILEY WHEELOCK (ONEIDA) DIRECTOR

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
James Wheelock's Band Letterhead

The letterhead reads: Wheelock AND HIS CONCERT BAND
PERMANENT OFFICE - PHILADELPHIA, PA.

The caption reads: JAMES RILEY WHEELOCK; DIRECTOR.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Johnson Webster and James R. Wheelock, c.1889

Studio portrait of Johnson Webster (left) and James R. Wheelock (right). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Joseph Morrison and James R. Wheelock [version 1], c.1892

Studio portrait of Joseph Morrison (left) and James R. Wheelock (right). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Joseph Morrison and James R. Wheelock [version 2], c.1892

Studio portrait of Joseph Morrison (at left) and James R. Wheelock (at right).

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH2-031b and CS-CH-055. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
U. S. Indian Band, Carlisle, PA, 1903

A composite collection of individual portraits of the school band's members, each posed with their instrument. The only person identified is the Band Master, James Riley Wheelock. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
William Archiquette and James R. Wheelock, c.1889

Studio portrait of William Archiquette (left) and James R. Wheelock (right), both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The Indian Helper (Vol. 10, No. 11)
December 7, 1894

The Indian Helper (Vol. 10, No. 11) newspaper with a note that Mrs. Spray and her adopted Cherokee daughter have arrived at the Carlisle Indian School highlighted.

Format: Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Forwards List of Available Band Leaders
March 24, 1898

Alfred John Standing responds to a circular letter from W. N. Hailmann by providing a list of band leaders both at Carlisle and available graduates.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Consolidate Band Leader and Assistant Printer Positions
September 2, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to consolidate the positions of Band Leader and Assistant Printer in order to retain James Riley Wheelock.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Enrollment of Phoebe Doxtator
September 21, 1899 - September 30, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt forwards correspondence regarding claims by Henry Doxtator that his daughter Phoebe was enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School without her parents consent.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Charles Wheelock Requests New Indian Service Appointment
June 26, 1900 - July 2, 1900

Charles D. Wheelock requests the assistance of Richard Henry Pratt in helping him secure a new position in the Indian Service as well as a position for his wife Julia Powlas Wheelock.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Recommendation for Julia Powlas Wheelock
July 18, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt provides a recommendation for former student Julia Powlas Wheelock for her appointment as a laundress at the Shoshone Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Office Direct Agent Hart Not to Interfere with Recruitment
August 9, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt requests the Office of Indian Affairs inform Superintendent Hart of Oneida Agency that he is not to interfere with the recruitment of students for the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Former Students Employed in the Indian Service
August 12, 1903

List of 101 former Carlisle Indian School students including graduates who are employed in the Indian Service. List taken from the Report of Commissioner of Indian Affairs from 1902.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Appoint Charles Lamar to Vacant Band Leader Position
April 18, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt requests that Charles Lamar be appointed to the position of band leader following the resignation of James Riley Wheelock. Pratt notes that if the Civil Service Commission declines to appoint Lamar that the position be abolished and that of laborer be created in its place....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaints Regarding Wheelock's United States Indian Band
January 6, 1906 - January 20, 1906

Augustine Mendoza informs the Office of Indian Affairs of actions taken by James Riley Wheelock regarding the Wheelock's United States Indian Band. William A. Mercer further comments on Wheelock's actions and advises the Office make the account known to Agencies and Schools to prevent it...

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

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