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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 1910. Listed below are the Graduates Name, Tribe, Home and Occupation.
Class of 1896 – Carlisle Indian Industrial School Graduates
Johnson Adams, Chippewa, Keshena, Wisconsin, Carpenter, I. S.
Susie Davenport Bonga, Chippewa, Cross Village, Michigan, Housewife.
Frank Cayon, Omaha, St. Louis, Missouri, Phys. Director.
Leila Cornelius Caswell, Oneida, Cass Lake, Minnesota, Housewife.
Leander Gansworth, Tuscarora, Rock Island, Illinois, Linotype Operator Machinist.
Timothy Henry, Tuscarora, Lewiston, New York, Farmer.
Herman N. Hill, Oneida, West De Pere, Wisconsin, Farmer.
Frank Hudson, Pueblo, Wycombe, Pennsylvania, Clerk in Store.
Robert Jackson, Chehalis, Unknown.
Cora Snyder Jones, Seneca, Versailles, New York Housewife.,
LeRoy Kennedy, Seneca, Buffalo, New York, R. R. Fireman.
John Leslie, Puyallup, Olympia, Washington, Chief Eng., Boat.
Joseph Martinez, Crow, Lodge Grass, Montana, Rancher.
Cynthia Webster Moore, Oneida, Kaukauna, Wisconsin, Housewife.
Alice Parker, Chippewa, White Earth, Minnesota, Dressmaker.
Mark Penoi, Pueblo, Anadarko, Oklahoma, Lease Clerk, I.S.
Elmer Simon, Chippewa, Chicago, Illinois, Laborer.
Adelia Lowe Twiss, Sioux, Porcupine, South Dakota, Housewife.
Delos Lone Wolf, Kiowa, Ft Cobb, Oklahoma, Farmer.
Julia Elmore Webster, Digger, Redding, California, Housewife.
James Wheelock, Oneida, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Professional Band Leader.
Mark Wolfe, Cherokee, Crow Agency, Montana, Farmer, I.S.
John Frost and Family
Mr. Frost is a successful farmer at Red Cloud, Montana.
The only Indian in the community.
He was educated at Carlisle
Class of 1897 – Carlisle Indian Industrial School Graduates
Annie Kowuni Abner, Pueblo, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Asst. Cook, I.S.
Mabel Buck Block, Sioux, Darlington, Oklahoma, Housewife.
Grace Redeagle S. Cooper, Osage, Baxter Springs, Kansas, Housewife.
Brigman Cornelius, Oneida, West De Pere, Wisconsin, Farmer.
Robert Depoe, Siletz, Warm Springs, Oregon, Band Leader, I.S.
Mary Miller Dodge, Chippewa, Chilocco, Oklahoma, Teacher, I. S.
Samuel Gruett, Chippewa, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Discip., I. S.
Edith Smith Haffner, Tuscarora, Hesperus, Colorado, Housewife.
Olive Miller Jacobs, Stockbridge, Gresham, Wisconsin, Housewife.
Frank Jones, Sac & Fox, Yukon, Oklahoma, Manager.
Sarah Smith King, Oneida, Oneida, Wisconsin, Housewife.
Charles Mishler, Chippewa, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Railroader.
Louis Mishler, Chippewa, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Joiner in Factory.
Albert Nash, Winnebago, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Com’l Traveler.
Edward Rogers, Chippewa, Walker, Minnesota, Lawyer.
Nancy Seneca, Seneca, Crow Creek, South Dakota, Nurse, Indian Service
William Sherrill, Cherokee, Wolf Point, Montana, Rancher.
Frank Shively, Crow, Crow Agency, Montana, Rancher.
Martha Owl Simpson, Cherokee, Hoopa Valley, California, Housewife.
Clarence White Thunder, Sioux, Rosebud, South Dakota, Farmer, I.S.
Lizzie Hill Tyndall, Sioux, Walthill, Nebraska, Housewife.
Christine Wirth West, Assiniboin, Poplar, Montana, Housewife.
Thomas King Family. Omaha Tribe
Class of 1898 – Carlisle Indian Industrial School Graduates
Cora Cornelius Adams, Oneida, Oneida, Wisconsin, Housewife.
Ralph Armstrong, Nez Perce, Webb, Idaho, Farmer.
Mitchell Barada, Omaha, Plainview, South Dakota, Farmer.
Susie Henni Beardsley, Pueblo, Seama, New Mexico, Housewife.
Joseph Blackbear, Cheyenne, Hammon, Oklahoma, Clerk in Store.
Clarence Butler, Coeur d’Alene, Rockford, Washington, Mining Bus.
Lottie Home Cochran, Klamath, Beloit, Kansas, Housewife.
Martha Sickles Cornelius, Oneida, West De Pere, Wisconsin, Housewife.
Jacob Jamison, Seneca, Gowanda, New York, Farmer.
Lillian Complainvllle Keller, N. P., Troy, Idaho, Housewife.
Edith Pierce LaDue, Seneca, Richwood, Minnesota, Housewife.
Annie Morton Lubo, Pueblo, Riverside, California, Housewife.
Sarah Flynn Manning, Assiniboin, Culbertson, Montana, Housewife.
David McFarland, Nez. Perce, Ft. Lapwai, Idaho, Agt. Townsite.
Rienzi Moore, Sac & Fox, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Unknown.
Edward Peterson, Elnck, Brockton, Mass., Shoe Factory.
Ellen Thomas Prophet, Chippewa, Seneca, Missouri, Housewife.
Caleb Sickles, Oneida, Tiffin, Ohio, Dentist.
Annie George Tahquette, Cherokee, Cherokee, North Carolina, Housewife.
Kamie Owl Wahneeta, Cherokee, Cherokee, North Carolina, Housewife.
John Webster, Oneida, White Earth, Minnesota, Laborer, I. S.
Wilson Welch, Cherokee, Cherokee, North Carolina, Farmer.
Class of 1899 – Carlisle Indian Industrial School Graduates
Chauncey Archiquette, Oneida, Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Clerk, I.S.
Thomas Denomie, Chippewa, Odanah, Wisconsin, Laborer.
Dollie Wheelock Doxtator, Oneida, Green Bay, Wisconsin, R.F.D. Housewife.
Christian Eastman, Sioux, Santee, Nebraska, Clerk in Store.
Minnie Finley Firetail, Caddo, Crow Creek, South Dakota, Housewife.
Lydia Gardner Geboe, Cheyenne, Baxter Springs, Kansas, Housewife.
Joseph Gouge, Chippewa, In the Army.
Stuart Hazlett, Piegan, Browning, Montana, Overseer, I. S.
Etta Catolst M. Hill, Cherokee, Wahhiyah, North Carolina, Housewife.
Nettie Home, Klamath, Hoopa, California, Stenographer.
Bertha Dye Jamison, Seneca, Gowanda, New York, Housewife.
Corbett Lawyer, Nez. Perce, Ft. Lapwai, Idaho, Clerk, I. S.
John Limeaux, Chippewa, Superior, Wisconsin Unknown.
Jeanette Buckles McDonald, Assini., Verdi, Nevada, Housewife.
Louis McDonald, Ponca, White Eagle, Oklahoma, Farmer.
Jonas Mitchell, Chippewa, (Traveling), Baseball Player.
Vincent Natailish, Apache, New York, New York, Civil Engineer.
Mary Moon Orsen, Alaskan, Juneau, Alaska, Housewife.
Kendall Paul, Alaskan, Parlin, N. J., Stenographer.
Edward Peters, Chippewa, Mt Pleasant, Michigan, Engineer, I. S.
Anna Gesis Pierce, Chippewa, Irving, New York, Housewife.
Lettie Scott Scott, Seneca, Buffalo, New York, Housewife.
Olive Larch Smith, Cherokee, Cherokee, North Carolina, Housewife.
Rose Duverney Tolley, Ottawa, Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Housewife.
Jennie Brown Trentmiller, Sioux, Drady, North Dakota, Housewife.
Sarah Williams Wauskakamick, Chippewa, Keshena, Wisconsin, Housewife.
George Wolfe, Cherokee, Cherokee, North Carolina, Carpenter, I. S.