School Summer Camps

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School News (Vol. 1, No. 3)
August 1880

An excursion to Warm Spring opened this edition, titled “The Camp at the Warm Springs” by John Downing (Cherokee). They hiked all day until they reached the Springs, picking black berries along the way and at one point believing they had gotten lost. This proceeded an editorial on the benefits of sending Indian children to school, which was…

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Newspapers
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Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 1)
August 17, 1888

The first page opened with the poem, “What the Flowers Said,” followed by an article reprinted from The Baltimorean, titled "Men Who Were Laughed At,” about how technologies were first spurned. Page two featured several news reports about the band, outing experiences, news from the Rosebud Sioux and Osage Agencies, and an entire column…

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Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 3)
August 31, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, “Good Advice,” followed by a fictional account of a conversation titled “Two Carlisle Boys at Pine Ridge Talk Over the Sioux Bill,” in which two former students, Zack and Tim, discuss the merits of signing the Severalty Act which had been presented to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. It concluded on the fourth…

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Cumberland County Historical Society
Female staff sawing a log at Camp Sells, c. 1913

White female staff members posed using a two-sided saw on a log, while other staff members, including a black man, observe. Female students can be seen in the background with tents and the edge of the dining pavilion. 

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Glass Plate Negative
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Female students and staff in the dining pavilion at Camp Sells, c. 1913

Female students seated for a meal on benches at tables in an open air pavilion with female staff standing at the ends of the tables. A black male staff member is standing in the center in the background.  

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Glass Plate Negative
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Female students around a campfire at Camp Sells, c. 1913

Female students posed standing and sitting in front of tents. In the foreground several girls pose as if building a campfire. 

Several girls are wearing Native American-style clothing and accessories. 

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Glass Plate Negative
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Female Students at Camp Sells [version 1], c. 1913

Female students posed standing and sitting in their campgrounds, with tents and a fire, at Camp Sells. 

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Glass Plate Negative
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Female Students at Camp Sells [version 2], c. 1913

Female students posed standing and sitting in their campgrounds, with tents and a fire, at Camp Sells. 

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Glass Plate Negative
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Female Students Sitting on Log Bridge at Camp Sells, c. 1913

A posed group at Camp Sells, with female students sitting on a log bridge and standing in the water below. More female students and staff are sitting and standing on the shore in front of tents. A banner with "Camp Sells" is strung between two trees. 

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Glass Plate Negative
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Girls Baseball Team at Camp Sells, c. 1913

Group portrait of nineteen female students, some with long braids and some with baseball equipment, posed in an outdoor setting. 

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Glass Plate Negative
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Male students at Camp Sells [version 1], c. 1913

Male students posed standing and sitting in their campgrounds, with tents and a fire, at Camp Sells. 

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Glass Plate Negative
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Male students at Camp Sells [version 2], c. 1913

Male students posed standing and sitting in their campgrounds, with tents and a fire, at Camp Sells. 

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Glass Plate Negative
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Male students posed watched a violin performance at Camp Sells, c. 1913

Male students posed standing and sitting in their campgrounds in front of the tents observing a male student playing a violin. A "Camp Sells" banner is partially visible in the background. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society's cataloging notes that "in the August 1913 booklet about Camp Sells, the violin player is identified as…

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Cumberland County Historical Society
Male students sitting on a log bridge at Camp Sells, c. 1913

A posed group at Camp Sells, with male students sitting on and standing next to a log bridge. More male students and staff are sitting and standing on the shore, some leaning on shovels, in front of tents. A banner with "Camp Sells" is strung between two trees. 

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Glass Plate Negative
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Cumberland County Historical Society
School Staff on Log Bridge at Camp Sells, c. 1913

A posed group at Camp Sells, with white male and female staff on a log bridge, some carrying supplies. Some female students are sitting further back on the log bridge and standing in the water below. More female students and staff are sitting and standing on the shore in front of tents. A banner with "Camp Sells" is strung between two trees. …

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Glass Plate Negative
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Female students posed behind outdoor cooking grill at Camp Sells, c. 1913

Female students posed in rows, standing in front of the dining pavilion. In the foreground a black man stands beside an outdoor cooking grill with pots and pans on it. Another man stands, wiping his face, beside a pile of wood. At far left a female student in Native-style clothing poses with a boy and arrow. Behind her a female student wearing…

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Glass Plate Negative
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Female students with bow and arrow and rifle at Camp Sells, c. 1913

Female students posed standing and sitting in front of tents. In the foreground one girl in Native-style dress holds a boy and arrow and another is posed aiming what appears to be a rifle. One of the seated girls is wearing a Native-style headband. A white female teacher stands at far right. 

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Glass Plate Negative
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Seventeen male students at Camp Sells, c. 1913

On the grounds at Camp Sells, fourteen male students, a row standing and a row sitting, pose in the foreground and three male students are sitting and standing in the background. 

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Glass Plate Negative
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Request to Purchase Tents for Summer Camp
June 14, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to purchase 20 standard tents and 2 hospital tents. Pratt wants the tents because he intends to form two detachments of boys and one detachment of girls and send them to camp in the mountains near the school for a period of three weeks each.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Commissioner to Reconsider Declining the Purchase of Tents
June 20, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. J. Brooks regarding Brooks' decision to not allow Pratt to purchase tents or take his students to camp in the mountains over the summer. Pratt tells Brooks that he had already discussed the plan with Commissioner R. E. Trowbridge, who was very receptive to the idea, and…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Question Regarding Authority to Purchase Tents
August 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt inquires if he has authority to purchase tents as he informs the Office of Indian Affairs he has not received a letter confirming their telegram of June 24, 1880.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Tents for Mountain Camp
July 14, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase additional tents for the Carlisle Indian School vacation and sanitary camp in the mountains.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Further Justification for Tents for School Summer Camp
July 29, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt provides additional justification for his request to purchase additional tents for the summer vacation camp. Pratt notes that he sends students to the camp who are often just arrived and have yet acquired the education to be sent on outing. He further documents camp life including establishing the camp, growing a garden,…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Hampton Institute and the Carlisle Indian School
April 28, 1886 - January 11, 1888

T. S. Childs makes a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on Carlisle Indian School and the Indian Training School at the Hampton Institute. Childs report was prompted by complaints made against the Hampton Institute related to the health and discipline of students. Childs report focuses mostly on Hampton while examining Carlisle in order to…

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Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Four Male Students Sent to Summer Camp to be Waiters and Play Baseball
May 2 - July 21, 1916

Rabbi Abraham S. Anspacher, who conducts Kamp Kewamee in Lackawanna County in Pennsylvania, requests to employ four Carlisle Indian School students at the camp to be waiters and play baseball at the camp. Treasury Department Collector of Customs Dudley Field Malone vouches for Anspacher. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration