Native Americans

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Brockey (Charles Walter Buck) Collection
1890-1932

This collection contains 11 images believed to be owned by Brockey (Blackfeet Piegan), also known as Charles Walter Buck, and his first wife, Spyna Deveraux, both of whom attended the Carlisle Indian School. The collection also contains a copy of...

Collection Inventory: CIS-MC-003.pdf

Postcard of the Carlisle Indian School
1879-1918

This collection contains a number of items purchased as a group from Robert Rowe in 2014, and features the business papers of Milton I. Zeigler, postcards, ephemera, and publications from the Carlisle Indian School. Zeigler served as the...

Collection Inventory: CIS-MC-002.pdf

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Cornelius Rea Agnew
1876-1888

This collection contains a series of letters received by Dr. Cornelius Rea Agnew, a noted surgeon from New York City who was a strong supporter of, and significant donor to, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The majority of the letters were...

Collection Inventory: CIS-MC-001.pdf

Carlisle Indian School Individual Artifacts and Oversized Items
1884-1979

These artifacts and oversized items about the Carlisle Indian School were acquired by the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections individually and are not part of any larger collection.

Carlisle Indian School Individual Photographs
1880-1993

These photographs about the Carlisle Indian School were acquired by the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections individually and are not part of any larger collection.

Carlisle Indian School papers - CIS-MC-004 at Dickinson College
1879-1918

This collection contains a number of items purchased as a group from Robert Rowe in 2017, and includes a number of photographs, artifacts, and documents related to the Carlisle Indian School. The four court martials in this collection are from...

Collection Inventory: CIS-MC-004.pdf

John Nicholas Choate Glass Plate Negative Collection
1882-1887

This collection contains 39 glass plate negatives, dating from the 1880s, from the studio of John Nicholas Choate. Choate was a photographer based in the town of Carlisle who took thousands of images of Carlisle Indian School students, buildings...

Location: CIS-PC-005

Subject: Carlisle Indian School, Native Americans

Format: Photographs

Time Period: 1880-1899

Collection Inventory: CIS-PC-005.pdf

Photograph, 1887 (Photographs, folder 17)
circa 1860-1952

Zatae Longsdorff Straw (1866-1955) was the first woman graduate of Dickinson College as a member of the class of 1887; she went on to a successful career as a doctor and politician. The collection of her papers includes correspondence, printed...

Collection Inventory: mc2002.02.pdf

The Eagle, or, Carlisle Herald - March 3, 1802
1769-2001

The Carlisle and Local Newspaper Collection consists of various newspapers that were produced in south central Pennsylvania, or feature articles which concern local events. The newspapers are arranged alphabetically by title and then...

Letter from the Commissioners of Indian Affairs to Benjamin Morgan
October 25, 1776

The Commissioners of Indian Affairs of the Middle Department at Fort Pitt write to merchant Benjamin Morgan and order flints for militia companies under the command of Captain Pigman, Captain Sullivan, Captain Baird, and Captain Shields. The...

Location: I-SpahrB-1955-6

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Native Americans

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from Thomas Walker to the Committee of Congress for Indian Affairs
November 9, 1776

Thomas Walker writes the Committee of Congress for Indian Affairs and asks that they pay Joseph Simon and John Campbell for the "sundry merchandize" that they provided "for the use of this Department." John Montgomery, John Harris, and Jasper...

Receipt Signed by John Montgomery
December 4, 1776

Continental Congress delegate John Montgomery issues this receipt to John Harvie and Jasper Yeates for ninety pounds paid to messenger William Wilson.

Location: I-Original-1776-2

Subject: Business and Industry, Economics and Finance, Native Americans

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Receipt Signed by John Montgomery
December 4, 1776

John Montgomery issues this receipt to John Harvie and Jasper Yeates for the sum borrowed from Frederick Ferree by the Commission of Indian Affairs.

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-18

Subject: Economics and Finance, Native Americans

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from John Montgomery to Jasper Yeates
April 3, 1777

John Montgomery writes to Captain Jasper Yeates concerning impending Indian War.  As he believes that residents are unprepared and in need of immediate assistance, Montgomery asks Captain Yeates to write a Mr. Wilson for assistance. "I tremble...

Letter from William Irvine to Richard Butler
November 24, 1782

Brigadier General William Irvine writes Colonel Richard Butler in Carlisle to address ongoing operations against the Indians, land speculation, and the limited prospects of frontier officers. Transcript included.

Letter from Samuel Atlee and Francis Johnston to John Dickinson
September 13, 1784

Pennsylvania politician Samuel John Atlee and Colonel Francis Johnston write to Pennsylvania Governor John Dickinson and request the balance of funds that the "House of Assembly were pleased to make" for "the transportation of the Indian goods...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-17

Subject: Economics and Finance, Native Americans, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from William Irvine to Henry Dearborn
October 15, 1803

William Irvine writes Secretary of War Henry Dearborn and explains why his son resigned from the Indian Agency. Pennsylvania Governor Thomas McKean appointed Irvine’s son "to several of the most important offices" in a new county and "at the same...

Location: I-Friends-1975-25

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Native Americans, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Samuel Smith
February 7, 1786 [1826]

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to Senator Samuel Smith and discuses his view of the legal rights of the Creek and Cherokee tribes in Georgia with regard to treaties made with the federal government. Taney also discusses the Act of 1793 in...

Letter from Zachary Taylor to Roger Jones
July 18, 1848

General Zachary Taylor writes to Roger Jones, the Adjutant General of the Army, regarding "Indian troubles on frontiers of Texas" and suggesting that the investigation into the Texas frontier "be made under the direction of the officer assigned...

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-17

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Native Americans

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from William Sherman to Horatio Collins King
May 11, 1878

Commanding General of the United States Army William Tecumseh Sherman writes Horatio Collins King to discuss the military's political tensions with Congress that exist despite the fact that US Army "Regulars... are surrounded by Indians and...

Letter from S. J. Miles to Cornelius Agnew
November 25, 1884

S. J. Mills, who works in the Osage Agency of the United States Indian Service, writes to Dr. Cornelius R. Agnew about the return of a blind Indian and provides an update on the progress of new facilities for Native Americans. 

Location: I-Friends-1973-4

Subject: Native Americans

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

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