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The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 35)
April 9, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "Spring,” followed by "How a Pawnee Got Ahead of a Cheyenne Chief: A Story as told by one of our Boys," in which a U.S. congressman’s position was chastised using an analogy of a Cheyenne-Pawnee skirmish. There is also a blurb about temperance on this...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 14)
November 12, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "A Fourteen-Year-Old Girl's Good Advice," followed by an article called "The Menomonees and Pottawatomies Dance: A Story by Lucy Jordan, Stockbridge, a pupil from Wisconsin," that told of an 1882 visit by dancers to her home agency in Keshena, Wisconsin....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
February 24, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, "Sowing," followed by the article, "How the Letters Go," that described the process of express mail retrieval and distribution from trains. Then came a letter from former student John Dixon [Dickson] (Pueblo) who wrote about his experiences translating for and...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 30)
March 9, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, "The Minutes," followed by Marianna Burgess' letter "From California," to the Man-on-the-Band-Stand describing idyllic weather compared to what she's hearing of blizzard conditions at the school. The second page began with an account of the visit and talk by Mr...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 39)
May 11, 1888

The first page opened with a poem "Work a Blessing," followed by a letter "To the Republic Debating Society," from Nancy McIntosh (Creek) reporting her position as teacher in Eufala, Indian Territory. The last article on this page was entitled "Curiosity," which continued on page four. Page two...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 13)
November 9,1888

The first page opened with an untitled poem that bore the first line, “No human life ere dawned on earth.” Then came an article titled “Judge Wright’s Talk,” that excerpted J.V. Wright’s discourse on the importance of the Indian students’ perseverance and the success of the Coeur d’Alene and...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 32)
March 29, 1889

The first page opened with a poem "The Voice That Wins Its Way" contributed by Hannah E. Wilson, followed by a piece called "From John Dixon" which was reprinted from the Albuquerque Indian School where Dixon (Pueblo) was employed as a carpenter and translator for Indian school recruitment. The...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 36)
April 26, 1889

The first page opened with a poem "The Printer-Boy Tramp” by Will Carleton, followed by “Encouraging Prospects” about Luther Kuhns at the Pawnee Agency. Next came “A Man Who was not Afraid to Work” on how General Washington set an example for his corporal. Also on the page was an article titled...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Request to Send Photographs to a Half-Indian, Half-Black Young Man
May 25, 1880 - July 28, 1880

George W. Hendry informs Richard Henry Pratt that he knows a 21 year old man, who's half Indian and half Black, who is "dignified" and can speak English. He asks Pratt to send him pictures of Indian students and schools. Pratt forwards Hendry's letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
The Benefits of Sending Photographs to Families and Indian Agents
October 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt describes the benefits of photography in assuaging parents' fears of sending and keeping their children at the Carlisle Indian School and believes that it would be similarly beneficial to send photographs to Indian agents, teachers, and missionaries. As such, Pratt requests...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Responds Hill Children Should Remain at School
March 28, 1890

Alfred John Standing responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter by informing them that the Carlisle Indian School has Spring Wagons on hand. Including three spring or platform spring wagons which can be delivered in New York City at $58 each.

Includes a photo of one of the spring...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Photographs
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Photographs Available for Sale at Carlisle
September 14, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a list of photographs available for purchase at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Frances B. Johnston Provides Contract Details Related to Photographing Carlisle
December 21, 1900

Frances B. Johnston informs A. C. Towner that she has received his letter regarding photographing the Carlisle Indian School. Johnston provides further details regarding the contract.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Frances B. Johnston Offers Contract to Take 70 Photographs of Carlisle
February 25, 1901

Frances Benjamin Johnston provides an outline for taking 70 photographs of the Carlisle Indian School in 1901.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Responds to Office Regarding Johnston Photographing School
February 27, 1901

Alfred John Standing responds to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding Frances Benjamin Johnston photographing the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Quotes on Industrial Products Produced at Carlisle for the Indian Service
September 4, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs by providing quotes and photographs of the different styles of vehicles and harness produced at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Photographs
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Beitzel Informs Office of Price of Buckboards Delivered to New York Warehouse
September 11, 1901

W. B. Beitzel informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Carlisle Indian School has delivered five buckboards to the Indian Warehouse in New York at $57 each. Beitzel includes the photograph of the buckboard.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Quote to Furnish Wagon for Riverside School
October 5, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt provides a quote on a three-seat covered wagon, neck, yoke and pole, and all equipment for the Riverside Boarding School. Pratt also includes a photograph for a Concord spring wagon.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Photographs
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Provides Information for Vehicle Information for Cason School Request
May 16, 1905 - May 23, 1905

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a request from C. H. Asbury, Superintendent of the Carson School, to purchase a wagonette and surrey and a set of double driving harness for the surrey from the Carlisle Indian School. Mercer states that the letter was...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Photographs
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Build Photograph Studio
April 10, 1906

William A. Mercer requests to use the bequest of Harriet W. Taber to build a photographic gallery or art building at the entrance of the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Elaborates on Plans for Photograph Gallery
June 1, 1906

William A. Mercer elaborates on his plan for building a photographic gallery at the entrance to the Carlisle Indian School using the bequest of Harriet W. Taber. Mercer states that he has already begun construction using athletic funds.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Provides Quotes on Vehicles Manufactured at Carlisle
September 21, 1906

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Carlisle Indian School has completed three concord buggies, five concord wagons, and two surreys and provides quotes for the Indian Service. Mercer includes blueprints for each type of vehicle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Photographs
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Information Related to Jamestown Exposition Exhibit
March 14, 1907

William A. Mercer requests early information regarding the Jamestown Exposition Indian Office exhibit. Mercer requests to be allowed to use newer photographs in addition to those taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston along with using Navajo blankets to decorate the wall.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Informs Office Photographs and Printing Department Items Have been Forwarded
April 16, 1907

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs newly produced photographs taken by students at the Carlisle Indian School along with items from the printing department for the exhibit at the Jamestown Exposition have been forwarded to their Office.

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