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The Carlisle Indian School is situated in the heart of the great Pennsylvania agricultural belt on the edge of Carlisle, in the beautiful Cumberland Valley, about nineteen miles from Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania one hundred twenty miles from Washington DC. The climate is very healthful, there being great extremes neither of cold nor of heat.
For years there had been a cavalry barracks located on the present site of the school. In the early history of the Colonies, this had been a frontier military post, and it was here that, in 1775, Benjamin Franklin made a treaty of peace with the Indian Tribes of Pennsylvania.
There were graduating classes at Carlisle Indian School from 1889 to 1895. Listed below are the Graduates Name, Tribe, Home and Occupation.
Class of 1889
Esther Miller Dagenette, Miami, Denver, Colorado, Housewife
Joseph Harris, Gros Ventre, Langhorne, Pennsylvania, Farm Hand
Kish Hawkins, Cheyenne, Darlington, Oklahoma, Farmer
Cecilia Londrosh Herman, Win. Winnebago, Nebraska, Housewife
Edwin Schanandore, Oneida, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Disciplinarian
Joel Tyndall, Omaha, Walthill, Nebraska, Farmer
Julia Powlas, Wheelock, Oneida Keshena, Wisconsin, Matron, I.S.
Class of 1890
Nellie Robertson Denny, Sioux, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Manager Outing System, I.S.
Rosa Bourassa La Flesche, Chippewa, Chilocco, Oklahoma, Clerk, Indian Service
Benjamin Lawry, Winnebago, Winnebago, Nebraska, Carpenter
Levi Levering, Omaha, Macy, Nebraska, Indian Trader
Stacy Matlock, Pawnee, Pawnee, Oklahoma, Bank clerk
George Means, Crow, Manderson, South Dakota, Carpenter
Julia Bent Prentis, Cheyenne, Darlington, Oklahoma, Housewife
Verona Holiday Raiche, Chippewa, Odanah, Wisconsin, Housewife
Lawrence Smith, Winnebago, Winnebago, Nebraska, Partially blind
William Tivis, Comanche, Cement, Oklahoma, Farmer
Benjamin Thomas, Pueblo, Bibo, New Mexico, Rancher
Dennison Wheelock, Oneida, West De Pere, Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent
Percy Zadoka, Keechi, Anadarko, Oklahoma, Farmer
Class of 1891
Martin Archiquette, Oneida, Ft. Simcoe, Washington, Discip,. I.S.
Henry Standing Bear, Sioux, Chicago, Illinois, Show Business
Levi St. Cyr, Winnebago, Winnebago, Nebraska, Lease Clerk, I.S.
Charles Dagenette, Peoria, Denver, Colorado, Supr. Of Indian Emp., I.S.
Harry Kohpay, Osage, Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Clerk, Indian Service
Yamie Leeds, Pueblo, Laguna, New Mexico, Pottery Worker
Josiah Powlas, Oneida, Oneida, Wisconsin, Physician
Class of 1892
Benjamin Caswell, Chippewa, Cass Lake, Minnesota, Supt., I.S.
Luzena Choteau Roscamp, Wyandot, Chafey, Nevada, Housewife
Isabel Cornelius Denny, Oneida, West De Pere, Wisconsin, Housewife
Frank Everett, Wichita, Anadarko, Oklahoma, Interpreter, I.S.
Lydia Flint Spencer, Shawnee. Wyandotte, Oklahoma, Seamstress, I.S.
Benajah Miles, Arapaho, Calumet, Oklahoma, Farmer, I.S.
Thomas Metoxen, Oneida, Kaukauna, Wisconsin, Farmer
Fred Peake, Chippewa, Ogema, Minnesota, Lawyer
Class of 1893
John Baptiste, Winnebago, Winnebago, Nebraska, Asst. in Study of Ethnology
Fred Bighorse, Sioux, Cut Meat, South Dakota, Farmer
Malcolm Clarke, Piegan, Browning, Montana, Rancher
Arthur Johnson, Wyandot, Anadarko, Oklahoma, Farmer, I.S.
John G. Morrison, Chippewa, Ponemah, Minnesota, Storekeeper
Emily Peake Robitaille, Chippewa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Housewife
Class of 1894
Thomas Blackbear, Sioux, Porcupine, South Dakota, Farmer.
William Denomie, Chippewa, Odanah, Wisconsin, Clerk in Store.
Florence Wells Davis, Alaskan, Genoa, Nebraska, Housewife.
Flora Campbell Fitzgerald, Alaskan, Sitka, Alaska, Housewife.
James Flannery, Alaskan, (Unknown), Band Man.
Howard E. Gansworth, Tuscarora, Buffalo, New York, Manager Publicity Dept.
Minnie Yandell Lesieur, Bannock, Ross Fork, Idaho, Housewife.
Florence Miller Gardner, Stockbridge, Red Springs, Wisconsin, Housewife.
Siceni Nori, Pueblo, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Chief Clerk, I.S.
Hugh Soucea, Pueblo, Denver, Colorado, Carpenter.
Martha Napawat Thomas, Kiowa, Anadarko, Oklahoma, Housewife.
Ida Warren Tobin, Chippewa, White Earth, Minnesota, Asst. Manager
Henry Warren, Chippewa, Bena, Minnesota, Supt, I. S.
Ida Powlas Wheelock, Oneida, Oneida, Wisconsin, Housewife.
Class of 1895
Antoine Donell, Chippewa, White Earth, Minnesota, Farmer.
Henrietta Fremont, Omaha, Walthill, Nebraska, Student of Law.
William Hazlett, Piegan, Ft. Cobb, Oklahoma, Editor, Farmer.
William Lufkins, Chippewa, White Earth, Minnesota, Printer.
Susie McDougall, Chippewa, White Earth, Minnesota, Clerk, Ind. Ser.
Ida La Chapelle McTavish, Chippewa, Park Rapids, Minnesota, Housewife.
William Moore, Sac & Fox, Prague, Oklahoma, R.F.D., Farmer.
Alice Lambert Otto, Chippewa, Ogema, Minnesota, Housewife.
Chauncey Yellow Robe, Sioux, Rapid City, South Dakota, Teacher, I. S.
Melissa Green Schanandore, Oneida, Wisconsin, Housewife.
Oneida, Samuel Sixkiller, Creek, Muskogee, Oklahoma, Cashier.
David Turkey, Wyandot, Newtown, Pennsylvania, Farm Hand.
George Warren, Chippewa, White Earth, Minnesota, Farmer.