Chauncey Yellowrobe has been to Washington on a short visit, where he interpreted at the examination made in the Indian office of the Indians travelling with Buffalo Bill. Acting Commissioner Belt says of Chauncey: “We thank you for sending so capable an interpreter as Yellow Robe was found to be.”
THE INDIAN BOYS AS ATHLETES.
The Women’s Indian Association of Lancaster, hold a meeting tonight which Capt. Pratt, Mrs. Campbell, Dennison Wheelock, Linnie Thompson and Chauncey Y. Robe expect to attend.
The members of the Standard Debating Society have elected the following offices for the ensuing term: President, Samuel Townsend; 1st. Vice President, Charles Dagenett; 2nd Vice President, Arthur Johnson; Recording Secretary, Albert Bishop; Assistant Secretary Chauncey Y. Robe; Corresponding Secretary, Fred B. Horse; Treasurer, George Ladeaux; Reporter, Richard Davis; Marshal, Staily Norcross.
The startling word has come that we were a little premature in printing the obituary notice af our young friend Richard Yellow Robe of Rosebud, S. D. He is not dead. Clarence White Thunder who brought the news direct from Rosebud declares that Richard’s own father told him so, which is about as straight as news can possibly come. His many friends rejoice to hear that he is getting better, and no one could have been more glad than his devoted brother Chauncey.
Chauncey Yellow Robe says the hot weather causes no lack of visitors
at the World’s Fair.
They come whether the weather be good or bad, hot or cold.
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........plan was the best and cheapest and I took the road. I got off
a half hour before and landed in good time at the homelike abode of Miss
Folsom and her boys, three in number, who are helping her to take pare
of the Hampton exhibit, and Chauncey Yellow Robe, who takes care of the
Carlisle Exhibit. She very kindly allowed me to enter as one of the
family, and we, the original American, the African and Caucasian, sat down
as brothers and eat from the same board, a happy and most contented family.
Our first impression of the Fair? Why, on entering the grounds, the blazing
whiteness and the inspiring grandeur of the
scene is overpowering. One feels at first as though she was in dreamland, traversing among palaces and temples pictured in fairy tales, or those lands of magnificent architecture, described in ancient Roman, Grecian and Egyptian history. The first impression to every one must be that of the magnitude of the fair, .............
It is to all of us as Chauncey said the other day, “When I first came, I. walked hastily through the buildings and saw how big and beautiful they were but there was so much I could not understand, it made me tired to look, and I did not see much. But now,” he says, "I’m beginning to see and learn and understand.”
Chauncey Yellowrobe is occasionally heard from, in his work at the Genoa, Nebraska, School. He says he is teaching the boys ruilit:rry trlcatic:N anti et~joya llis 4Iii~ie3. feelu Letter lli~n I1r ever’tiltl iiJ IJis lil’ch. iit?
Chauncey Yellowrobe, class ‘95, has been transferred as disciplinarian from the Genoa, Nebraska, Indian School, to Ft. Shaw, Montana
Chauncey Yellowrobe, class 95, likes his new place very well at Ft. Shaw, Montana. He enjoys the cimate there, and his work. They have already had snow. He speaks glowingly of the scenery around the school and of the beautiful sunsets, yes, and of the sunrise as well. He is enjoying good health. Having sold his wheel “I have no machine to carry me but by shoes,” he says.
A recent letter from Chauncey Yellowrobe, class ‘95, shows that he is greatly interested in his work at Ft. Shaw, Montana. He has 15 boys divided into three companies aud is teaching some forms of military tactics. He realizes that it is cold there with mercury down to 23 below zero, and is afraid he will have to live with an overcoat on his back. Benjamin Caswell, class ‘92, who is teaching at Belknap, is expecting to pay Chauncey a Christmas visit.
On Friday morning, July 23rd, at Ogden, Utah, Miss Burgess saw Edwin Schanandore, '89, Levi Levering, '90, and Chauncey Yellowrobe, '95. Miss Ericson and Mr. and Mrs. Campbell were also there, all in attendance upon the Indian Teachers' Institute. An enjoyable Carlisle re-union during the half-hour's wait of the Overland Limited might have been arranged had the dates of the Association been remembered. The young men used well the time in asking questions about Carlisle and their friends here. In the report of Thursday's proceedings of the Convention, given by the Ogden Daily "Tribune" mention was made of Levi Levering and Edwin Schanandore entering with spirit into the discussion of the question: "Indian employees in the Indian Schools." Through private correspondence we learn that Mr. Schanandore made quite a hit in favor of the Indian. In the same paper favorable mention was made of a paper presented by Miss Ericson on "Sloyd."
Chauncey Yellowrobe, class '95, has come back to us, not,
as he says, to go to school, but to work. Since he left Carlisle
he has occupied responsible positions as industrial teacher and disciplinarian
at Sisseton, S. Dak., at Genoa, Nebr., and at Fort Shaw, Montana, having
been promoted each transfer. He comes to us from Ft. Shaw to act
as Assistant Disciplinarian. Mr. Yellowrobe feels at home here, and
has gone to work with sleeves up, so to speak. We are glad to have
him with us again.
Assistant Disciplinarian Chauncey Yellowrobe has gone out to visit boys in country homes.
Assistant-Disciplinarian Chauncey Yellowrobe has returned from his country trip among our boys. He visited the homes and schools of all, and his report in the main has been gratifying.
If you want to know who is the best runner in the school, ask Mr. Yellowrobe.
Assistant-Disciplinarian Mr. Chauncey Yellowrobe, if off on his annual leave. At present he is rusticating in the mountains of Pennsylvnaia, but rather expects to strike west ere long.
Mr. Joseph Blackbear who has charge of the large boys' quarters in the absence of Disciplinarian Mr. Thompson and Assistant Disciplinarian Mr. Yellowrobe, says the rush of getting the home pupils off is over, Cornelius Jordan being the last to go. The system of sending pupils home in small parties is much more satisfactory all around, than to have large parties go all at one time. About fifty in all have gone home since the close of school.
Chauncey Yellowrobe is again on duty after a vacation and rest at the shore.
Chauncey Yellowrobe, a graduate of the Indian School, who has
been acting efficiently as assistant disciplinarian here for some time
past, has secured a position as disciplinarian of the Indian School at
Fort Lewis, Colorado, and leaves tonight for his new field of labor.
He is a Sioux and a very fine example of the educated American Indian.
-[The Daily Herald, Aug. 24.
Mr. Yellowrobe left yesterday morning, and carries with him the best wishes of a host of friends, all of whom can but respect and admire the indomitable pluck and perseverance which have ever dominated him from a youth when from the Indian camp he entered Carlisle, unable to speak English and was dressed in Indian attire, up to his present status of dignity, manliness and true business ability and power. Mr. Yellowrobe's Sioux tongue will not bend easily to some of our English twists and turns, but this is no drawback to him and is something which he will yet conquer by the same determined effort he has made to reach the point in language already attained.
WHO IS MR. ROBE?
Chauncey Yellowrobe directs a change of address from Ft. Lewis
Colorado, to Rosebud Agency, South Dakota.
HOW THE NEWS OF DR. WILE'S DEATH WAS RECEIVED BY EX-STUDENTS AND GRADUATES AWAY FROM US.
FT. SHAW TO THE FRONT.
We see by The June Statement, issued by the Mutual Life Insurance Company that Chauncey Yellowrobe who graduated from Carlisle in 1895, is a policy holder, and his photographs as he arrived at Carlisle with the contrast picture taken after his graduation are given conspicuous place first page. He tells the story of his life in an interesting manner, how up to the age of fifteen he had been educated in all pursuits of his people. their methods of warfare, how to make and use the bow and arrow, to ride bareback on a pony at full speed, foot-racing, wrestling and the traditions and legends of the tribe, when he came to Carlisle with Colonel Pratt. The first few month's trials here in a new land among strangers, and not being able to speak in English, is vividly told. Chancey’s father is a noble type of American Indian and his mother was a niece of Sitting Bull who defeated Genera1 Custer and his entire command on the Little Big Horn.
Chauncey Yellow Robe, who graduated in 1895, has been doing well since he left the school, and is at present instructor in farming at the Rapid City school.
Chauncey Y. Robe writes from Rapid City, S. Dak., that he is still employed
at the Rapid City Indian School as disciplinarian.
Received from Marjorie Weinberg, from The Rapid City Daily Journal, dated Tuesday, February, February 5, 1924.
Indian School Quint To Play Flandreau
Chauncey Yellow Robe's Indian basketeers are to meet the pride of the Flandreau
Indian School, Wednesday night, at the local school's gymnasium.
The game will begin at eight o'clock.
Flandreau's strength is not known although the school generally commands respect of all oppenents on the gridiron in the football season.
The local Indians have had a couple of games, trouncing Pine Ridge as well as the Deadwood high school team. It is one of the best teams the school has ever had and a contest from the first whistle is certain for Wednesday night.
NY TIMES, TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 1930
CHIEF YELLOW ROBE, SIOUX EDUCATOR, DIES;
DEVOTED MOST OF HIS 63 YEARS TO HIS PEOPLE.
There are many errors in the obit.
I've corrected the following:
Kills-in the Wood, or Timber------not Kills in the Bush
Chauncey may have been much older that 63 at the time of his death.
He said he was 15 years old when he arrived at Carlise. His birthdate has varied by as much as 7 years.
It was in August of 1927, that he presided at the Coolidge ceremony, recognizing Coolidge's administration for finally making American Indians citizens in 1924.
Chauncina, not Chauncine.
from email received April, 2000.