Topic: Indian School

Early Times at Forest Chapel

“I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.” The following reminiscences of early times at Forest Church are narrated for their intrinsic as well as historic interest. The first one reveals an order of service that is very general in the colored Churches. It is one that affords the deacon, if he be a man so disposed, to spontaneously introduce considerable native wit and humor into the part of the service entrusted to him; and if he does, it very naturally prepares the way for unexpected shouts of joy and gladness on the part of those who are emotional or subject to the sudden impulse of ecstatic delight. Forest Chapel Forest Chapel, as is suggested by its name, was located in the large and dense oak forest along Red river eight miles south of Wheelock. Its post office has been successively, Wheelock, Fowlerville, Parsons and since 1906 Millerton. The Forest Church was organized by Parson Stewart about 1886, and was served by him once a month the next seven years. In 1898 it became a remote part of the field of Rev. William Butler of Eagletown, who also endeavored to visit it once a month. The chapel was a lonely, dingy and dilapidated building, inside as well as outside. It was about 20 by 30 feet and was built entirely of rough lumber. The side...

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Wisconsin Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Green Bay School, Wisconsin (See Keshena.) Hayward School, Wisconsin Post-office: Hayward, Wisconsin Telegraph address: Hayward, W T is.; Western Union, 1½ miles from school; thence telephone. Railroad station: Hayward, W T is., on Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Rwy., running between St. Paul, Minnesota, and Ashland, Wisconsin Route via Chicago is over Chicago arid Northwestern Rwy. to Spooner, Wisconsin; thence over Ashland branch to Hayward. School is 1½ miles north of city station. Telephone for conveyance. Keshena School (Menominee). Post-office: Keshena, Wisconsin Telegraph address: Shawano, Wisconsin; Western Union, 8 miles from school; thence telephone. Railroad station: Shawano, Wisconsin, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy.; thence daily stage, 8 miles. Lutheran mission school. Post-office: Mattoon, Wisconsin Telegraph address: Mattoon, Wisconsin; via Aniwa. Railroad station: Gresham, Wisconsin; on Wisconsin and Northern Rwy.; thence hired team, 3½ miles. Neopit day school. (Timber operations.) Post-office: Neopit, Wisconsin Telegraph address: Neopit, Wisconsin; via Shawano, Wisconsin (Send via Western Union.) Railroad station: Shawano, Wisconsin, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy.; thence 20 miles north on Wisconsin and Northern Rwy. St. Joseph’s industrial school. Post-office: Neopit, Wisconsin Telegraph address: Shawano, Wisconsin Railroad station: Shawano, Wisconsin, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy.; thence daily stage, 8 miles. Stockbridge day school. (Eastern district.) Post-office: Gresham, Wisconsin Telegraph...

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Wyoming Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Shoshone School, Wyoming Post-office: Wind River, Wyoming Telegraph address: Lander, Wyoming; Western Union, 16 miles from school; thence telephone. Railroad station: Lander, Wyoming, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy.; thence daily stage, 16 miles. Arapahoe day school. Post-office: Arapahoe, Wyoming Telegraph address: Arapahoe, Wyoming; Western Union. Railroad station: Arapahoe, Wyoming, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy. Arapahoe subissue station. Post-office: Arapahoe, Wyoming Telegraph address: Arapahoe, Wyoming; Western Union. Railroad station: Arapahos, Wyoming, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy. Crow Heart day school. Post-office: Crow Heart, Wyoming Telegraph address: Lander, Wyoming; Western Union; thence mail (tri-weekly stage), 48 to 96 hours. Railroad station: Lander, Wyoming, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy.; thence daily stage to Fort Washakie, Wyoming, 16 miles; thence stage, leaving Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 40 miles. Episcopal mission school. Post-office: Wind River, Wyoming Telegraph address: Lander, Wyoming; Western Union; thence telephone. Railroad station: Same as Shoshone school; thence hired team, 1 mile. St. Stephens mission school. Post-office: St. Stephens, Wyoming Telegraph address: St. Stephens, Wyoming, via Arapahoe, Wyoming Railroad station: Arapahoe, Wyoming, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy.; thence hired team, 5...

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California Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Bishop Day School, California Post-office: Bishop, California Telegraph address: Bishop, California; Western Union, ½ mile from school; thence messenger, ½ hour. Railroad station: Laws Station, on Nevada and California Rwy.; thence stage, 5 miles. Cahuilla School, California Post-office: Cahuilla, Gal. Telegraph address: Hemet, California; Western Union, 37 miles from school; thence telephone to Aguanda, 14 miles; thence courier or mail, 1 day. Railroad station: Hemet, California; thence hired team, 37 miles; or Temecula, California, on Southern Pacific Rwy.; thence stage via Aguanda, 3 times a week; time, 1 day. Campo School. Post-office: Campo, California Telegraph address: San Diego, California; Western Union; thence telephone to Campo, 2 miles from school; thence special messenger; time, ½ hour. Railroad station: San Diego, California; 56 miles from school; stage Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; thence hired team to school. Capitan Grande “Day School, California Post-office: Lakeside, California Telegraph address: Lakeside, California; Western Union, 12 miles from school; thence special messenger. Railroad station: Lakeside, California, on San Diego, Cuyamaca and Eastern Rwy. (via San Diego); thence hired team, 12 miles. Digger Reservation, California Post-office: Jackson, California Telegraph address: Jackson, California; Western Union, 4 miles from reservation; thence mounted messenger, ¾ hour. Railroad station: Martell, California; thence stage to Jackson, 2 miles; thence...

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Arizona Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Camp McDowell Reservation and Day School, Arizona Post-office: McDowell, Arizona Telegraph address: Phoenix, Arizona; Western Union, 32 miles from reservation; thence semiweekly mail; time required for mounted messenger, 7 hours; or by telephone to Verde Gauging station and special messenger, 8 miles. Railroad station: Phoenix, Arizona, on Maricopa and Phoenix Rwy., and Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Rwy.; thence hired team, 32 miles; change from Southern Pacific Rwy. at Maricopa; change from Santa Fe Pacific Rwy. at Ashfork. Salt River day school. Post-office: Scottsdale, Arizona Telegraph address: Phoenix, Arizona; Western Union, 12 miles from school; thence stage to Scottsdale; thence messenger; time, 5 hours. Railroad station: Phoenix, Arizona, on Maricopa and Phoenix and Salt River Valley Rwy., and Santa Fe, Phoenix and Prescott Rwy.; thence hired team, 12 miles. Camp Verde School, Arizona Post-office: Camp Verde, Arizona Telegraph address: Cherry Creek, Arizona; Western Union, 32 miles from school. Railroad station: Cherry Creek, Arizona; thence stage (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays), 32 miles. Colorado River School, Arizona Post-office: Parker, Arizona Telegraph address: Parker, Arizona; Western Union, 2 miles from school; thence telephone. Railroad station: Parker, Arizona, on Arizona and Colorado Rwy., 2 miles from school. Fort Apache Agency and Day School, Arizona Post-office: Whiteriver, Arizona Telegraph address: Fort...

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Carlisle Indian School Record of Living Graduates

In presenting the following record of the graduates of the Carlisle School, than which no like school in the country can show a better record, it is desired to call attention to several facts to which the reader should give careful attention. First. The Carlisle School is not a university. The character of its academic work, with the exception of that of the business and the telegraphy departments, is of the grammar grade. Some studies which are included in the regular high school course are taught, but no so called higher education is given. Consequently, its record should be...

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