Student file of Phineas Wheelock, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 29, 1894, and ultimately departed on August 31, 1904. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, letters/correspondence, a newspaper clipping, and a report after…
Student information card of Phineas (here Phenus) Wheelock, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 29, 1894 and departed on August 31, 1904.
Studio portrait of eleven young male students.
The Cumberland County Historical Society identifies the sitters as: Standing, back row: George Quinn, Alpheus Powlas, Phineas Wheelock, George Clark, and Harry Marshall; sitting, front row: Asa Wall, Thomas Griffin, Ray Funk, Joe Libby, Healy Wolfe, and Levi Willis.
These materials include a descriptive statement of pupils for 19 individuals sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Oneida Agency in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Correspondence regarding the complaint of Joseph C. Hart, Superintendent of the Oneida Indian School, regarding the recruitment of students for the Carlisle Indian School without his consent.
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 Wheelock's actions known to agencies and schools to prevent it happening again.
This document contains correspondence concerning a complaint made by bandmaster James Wheelock that students from the school band were improperly disciplined by being locked in the guard house. The complaint, which made headlines in national newspapers including The Outlook, was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.…