Student file of Samuel J. Brown, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1895, and ultimately graduated in 1901, departing on March 19, 1901. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains photographs, student information cards, a returned student survey, letters/…
Progress card of Spencer Williams, a member of the Seneca Nation, who entered the school on December 10, 1902.
Note: Although this card indicates that Williams reentered the school on January 25, 1909, other records show that he had first enrolled at Carlisle on December 10, 1902.
Student information card of Spencer Williams, a member of the Seneca Nation, who entered the school on December 10, 1902 and departed on July 7, 1909. The file indicates that Williams graduated in 1905 and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1915.
Student information cards of Spencer Williams, a member of the Seneca Nation, who entered the school on December 10, 1902 and ultimately departed on July 7, 1909.
This issue, which commemorates the Commencement Exercises of the Class of 1909, featured speeches highlighting the success of Indian education. Francis E. Leupp, in his address, among many things spoke on the success of the arts at Carlisle. He was followed by Moses E. Clapp, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Clapp shared "…
Group portrait of male and female students on stage wearing costumes. They are the cast of the play, "The Captain of Plymouth," produced at the school from March 29-March 31, 1909.
The caption written below this image was supplied by Cumberland County Historical Society staff.
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.
The program for "The Captain of Plymouth," performed as part of the Commencement Exercises of 1909. The program lists the various acts of the performance as well as the student actors.
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.…
These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Moses Friedman to obtain exceptions to enroll seven students over the age of 21.
These materials include correspondence regarding a request to return home Spencer Williams and Carl Sylvester. Also included is correspondence discussing the school's acceptance of overage pupils, and whether or not to charge tuition in a similar manner to the Hampton Institute.
These materials include materials related to a request by James Riley Wheelock to have his brother, Hugh Wheelock, released from the Carlisle Indian School. James claimed that his brother was being held at the school to prevent him from playing in Wheelock's band, and to make him play for the Carlisle football team. James further claimed that…
This document contains a list of student musicians recommended for possible Indian Service employment.