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The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 52)
August 16, 1889

The first page opened with a poem "Our Orderly,” about a seven-year-old Apache boy. The next article, “On A Band Stand,” was about children telling stories on the band stand, which continued on the fourth page. Page two opened with excerpts of letters “From the Out Pupils,” followed by the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 6)
September 21, 1888

The first page opened with an untitled poem by J. W. Burgess reprinted from Sunshine, followed by “Our Walnut Tree” about the Man-On-the-Band-Stand’s efforts to keep students from picking green walnuts. The second page began with “The Captain,” which described the speech Capt. Pratt...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 10)
October 25, 1889

The first page opened with a poem “Your Mission: Remarks Made at our last Sunday Evening's Service, by an Indian Boy, as Reported by E. Grinnell." followed by the sixth installment of the series titled “How An Indian Girl Might Tell Her Own Story if She Had the Chance: Founded on Actual...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 15)
November 29, 1889

The first page opened with a query titled "Who is that Man-on-the-band-stand?” followed by E.G.’s poem, “The Man-on-the-band-stand.” Next came a new installment of the series titled “How An Indian Girl Might Tell Her Own Story if She Had the Chance: Founded on Actual Observations of the Man-on-...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 18)
December 20, 1889

The first page opened with a poem titled "A Christmas Carol by Eleanor W.F. Bates in Home Magazine. Next came a new installment of the series titled “How An Indian Girl Might Tell Her Own Story if She Had the Chance: Founded on Actual Observations of the Man-on-the-band-stand’s Chief...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 5)
September 20, 1889

The first page opened with a poem "The Singer’s Alms: An Incident in the Life of the Great Tenor, Mario” by Henry Abbey, followed by the first installment in a series of articles written by the Man-on-the-Band-Stand about a Pueblo girl named Mollie. These stories were later published in book...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Morning Star (Vol. 4, No. 1)
August 1883

Page one opens with a letter from the Secretary of the Interior, H.M. Teller, about the education of Indians. Page two had the Address Captain Pratt gave at the National Educational Convention at Ocean Grove, NJ. This address continued on to page three. After the end of Captain Pratt’s address,...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Morning Star (Vol. 4, No. 10)
May 1884

Page one began with a quick lesson on applied grammar, followed by “Secretary Teller’s views upon Indian Education and statistical information about the school, including student numbers, tribes attending and clothes in the sewing room. Page two had a call for more Indian schools to be made, as...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Morning Star (Vol. 4, No. 12)
July 1884

Page one had a poem titled “The Law of Liberty” followed by an article titled “The Republic in a Death Struggle with Ignorance” and comparison between the African and the Indian problem. Page two asked who was responsible for Indians having not fully “Christianized” and become “civil” and an...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Morning Star (Vol. 4, No. 2)
September 1883

Page one had “Local Items” which consisted of small daily events such as the weather and games the students invented. Page two started with “A Plea for Greater Liberality in the Cause of Indian Education”, followed by “The People Responsible”, and “A Devoted Indian Missionary Dead”, which talked...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Morning Star (Vol. 4, No. 3)
October 1883

Page One had extracts from an address of Hon. B.G. Northrop Ex. Sec. State Board of Education of Connecticut. Page two had “Items of Interest From the Late Sioux Commission”, as well as a short piece on “What our Pupils in the Country Say.” Page three had short vignettes on various Local Items...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Morning Star (Vol. 4, No. 7)
February 1884

Page one opened with Proverb 11:23. Also on he page was “Educating The Indians”, and a Pueblo legend as told by a Pueblo student. Page two had story about a foolish farmer, as well as an important letter from an Indian Agent, and a piece on a conference at Lake Mohonk.

Page three had the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Morning Star (Vol. 5, No. 5)
December 1884

Page one started with a poem titled “The Indian’s Plea” by A.F.W., followed by a report on an organization made in 1822 to help get better rights for Indians. Included is their constitution and a list of the officers. This continued onto page two where the officer’s list was. Then there was an...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 1, No. 11)
April 1881

The opening article was written by Michael Burns (Apache), and focused on “The Indian Question.” In it he explains how many Indians falsely believe that white men are wiser simply because they are born white, and argues that their wisdom comes not from their skin color, but from more easily...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 1, No. 9)
February 1881

Issue nine, continues Roman Nose’s story, showing him attending Hampton School and eventually traveling to Lee, Ma. This issue’s editorial featured a piece on the hopes that the new U.S. President Garfield will put all Indian Children in School. On the same page Robert W. Stewart (Creek) wrote...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 2, No. 8)
January 1882

Page one described George W. Walker’s visit to the country, the people he met and how he would like to go to school with them. There was also thank note from Dessie Prescott to her teacher for a Christmas gift she received. Page opened with a letter from Edgar G. Squirrel talked of the shame the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 2)
July 1882

On page one Bessie West wrote her “School Father” about what she has been doing since she left Carlisle. On the same page E.C. compared Indian children’s want to go to school to a child who wants to swim, once they are allowed, they will take their fill before leaving. Following on the next page...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 3)
August 1882

On page one the paper’s editor, Charles Kihega (Iowa) wrote a letter about his successful journey home. Metopah (Osage), Taylor Ealy (Pueblo), and Frank Everett (Wichita) also wrote letters from home back to the school. On page two eight boys and twelve girls took a trip to explore Luray Cave....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 7)
December 1882

Page one featured Henry North's article about his outing during the summer in Lancaster County. North described his daily routine and explained what he learned. Page two had a piece about Christmas, in which all the students gathered in the chapel to meet with St. Nick. On the same page Calvin...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna, 1895
c.1895

Souvenir pamphlet for the Carlisle Indian School.  Includes a short description of the school in the beginning, mentioning its history and aims.  Images of the campus, school buildings, dorm rooms, classrooms, extracurricular groups, and graduates are given, each including a short caption....

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Plan for Hampton Institute Students to Go North for the Summer
June 2, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt sends a telegram to Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge regarding 25 Hampton Institute students going north for the summer.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plan for Outing System in Massachusetts
June 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that he would like students to have outings on farms located in Berkshire and Hampshire counties in Massachusetts. According to Pratt's plan, the Bureau of Indian Affairs would pay for the students' transit while...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Place Students in Massachusetts for Summer
June 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt asks Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. J. Brooks if he will accept his request to place a party of students in Massachusetts for the summer.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Outing Host's Experience and Desire for Reimbursement for Students' Board
December 13, 1880

Alex Hyde writes to Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz about his experience as an outing host for three Carlisle Indian School students, Lillie, Stephen, and Frank, in the Summer of 1880. Hyde states that he heard about outing from his daughter, Mary R. Hyde, who works as a girl's matron at...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Initial Proposal for Local Outing Program
May 23, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt outlines a proposal for sending students from the Carlisle Indian School to local families in the Cumberland Valley and Bucks County. Pratt justifies the program by noting that any cost will be offset by savings in food as families will be required to board the students. He...

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

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