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Amy White Buffalo Student Information Card

Student information card of Amy White Buffalo, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on February 10, 1903 and departed on September 30, 1904.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Amy White Buffalo Student Information Card

Student information card of Amy (also known as Emma) White Buffalo, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on February 10, 1903 and departed on September 30, 1904.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Composite Images of the Carlisle Indian School

The handwritten note reads: CHOATE

The reverse side reads: Old Guard House    Capt. R. H. Pratt Supt.    Old Chapel.     Supt. Quarters.      Ass't Supt. Quarters     Small Boys' Quarters.     Hospital and Disiplinarian's Quarters      Rosa W....

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Effie Hart Student Information Card

Student information card of Effie Hart, a member of the Arapahoe Nation, who entered the school on August 31, 1882 and departed on January 31, 1883.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Our Boys and Girls, 1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: OUR BOYS AND GIRLS At the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. White Buffalo, Cheyenne, I. T.
2. Mittie Houston, Wichita, I. T.
3. Samuel Townsend, Pawnee, I. T....

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School, 1902
1902

A souvenir booklet from the Carlisle Indian School, published for their 23rd year.  A short description of the aims and goals of the school is presented.  Images of students as they first arrived, as well as important visiting chiefs, are given, as are before and after images including those of...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 15)
November 20, 1885

The first page opened with a poem titled "Suppose," followed by a story by P.B. called, "An Indian Story" about using the powers of observation to identify a thief. The other items on the page were two short geography queries. Page two recounted national news items including the hanging of Louis...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 8)
January 1883

Page one was entirely taken up by a letter from Summer Riggs (Cheyenne), in which he discussed visiting friends and how a white man wanted to learn his actual name, Marchewa, in his native language. Page two mentioned issues that some Congressmen have with rules and conditions students at the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
White Buffalo (White Headed Bull) Student File

Student file of White Buffalo (White Headed Bull), a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on February 3, 1881, and departed on June 17, 1884.  The file contains student information cards, newspaper clippings, and a report after leaving indicating that he was farming in...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
White Buffalo and six unidentified male Cheyenne students, c.1883

Studio portrait of seven male Cheyenne students. One is wearing a school uniform. White Buffalo is seated at the far left; the rest are unidentified.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
White Buffalo in headdress with bow and arrow (pose #1) [version 1], 1881

Studio portrait of student White Buffalo in native dress wearing a feather headdress and holding a bow and arrow. 

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: White Buffalo. Cheyenne. Native dress.

 The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
White Buffalo in headdress with bow and arrow (pose #1) [version 2], 1881

The caption reads: WHITE BUFFALO – CHEYENNE.  AT CARLISLE '81–'84.

This image appears in John N. Choate's Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
White Buffalo in headdress with bow and arrow (pose #2), 1881

Studio portrait of White Buffalo wearing native clothing including feathered headdress and holding a bow and arrow.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
White Buffalo in headdress

Studio portrait of student White Buffalo in native dress wearing a feathered headdress.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
White Buffalo, c.1882

Studio portrait of White Buffalo.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: White Buffalo. Cheyenne.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society also has a copy of this image: PA-CH2-092b.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
White Buffalo, c.1883

Studio portrait of White Buffalo.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Enrolling Cheyenne and Arapaho Students
November 14, 1880

John D. Miles, Agent for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency, tells Richard Henry Pratt that his agency gave students cattle to take care of over vacation. As students did not know about the money and effort involved in caring for the animals, Miles relays a suggestion from John Holmes Seger (from...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return Home of High Bear Jr.
January 1, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt reports that the visit of Ponca Chiefs Harry Bear, Standing Eagle, and White Buffalo went well. He also notes that Chief Harry Bear asked that his son be returned home due to his falling ill multiple times at Carlisle. Pratt notes that he approved the return home of the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Correspondence and Article Accusing White Buffalo of Murder
July 27, 1902 - August 12, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt forwards correspondence and a copy of the North American article regarding the article accusing White Buffalo of three murders.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Article Accusing White Buffalo of Three Murders
July 28, 1902 - August 6, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a copy of the Carlisle Weekly Herald which reprinted an article regarding accusations that White Buffalo killed three woman. Pratt also forwards a copy of a telegram from the Agent claiming that the article is entirely false. As a result Pratt requests the Government...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Alaskan Students at Carlisle and North American Libel Article
December 18, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt provides a history of Alaskan students at the Carlisle Indian School and notes that their education has been accomplished through the use of extra funds.

Also included is a newspaper clipping from the North American concerning a libel case against the author...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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