JONAS METOXEN, ONEIDA


The special features of this game seen through the eye of the newspaper correspondent will given in the November Red Man, along with the Yale game. The line-up of our boys was as follows: Artie Miller, right end; Daniel Morrison, right tackle; Bemus Pierce, right guard, and. Captain; Lonewolf, centre; Martin Wheelock. left guard ; Hawley Pierce, left tackle; Jacob Jamison, left end; Frank Hudson, quarterback; Frank Cayou, left half; Isaac Seneca, right-half; Jonas Metoxen, full back. The Harvard game marks an event in the history of football. In three successive weeks we have successfully contested with Princeton, Yale, and Harvard.
                             November 6, 1896 INDIAN HELPER

PENNSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY
INDIAN GAME


SlX INCHES FROM GOAL, BUT LOST.
  Brief extracts from what the papers have kindly said about our boys playing in the great game of  last Saturday at Philadelphia in which the Indians were defeated 21 to 0 will close out the Red Man's account of games with “The Big Four” which is going in type as fast as the Indian printer boys can pick them up. (Mailed next week.)
    From all accounts the Indian Eleven did not play football on Saturday, in the first 40 minutes of the game. It is said by one who has witnessed all their playing this year, that Saturday’s exhibition was the poorest display of skill they have given anywhere.
  For the period mentioned they seemed to be in a trance, and the University team plowed through and sailed  around our line in a  way that was bewildering.
    Something was the matter, but what? Shelafo, Seneca, Rogers and Smith took the places of Hudson, McFarland, Miller and Jamison, but it was not until the latter part of the second half that Capt. Pierce and his boys seemed to rally to the occasion.
  In the last ten minutes, it is conceded by all the papers and every one present that the Indians outplayed their University opponents, and had an end play been used at the right time when the Indians were in possession of the ball within six inches of the goal line a touchdown could not have been prevented.
  But there is always a big “IF” in the way.
  It was a costly state of mind-that experienced by our boys in the first part of the game.
  Why didn’t they play at first as they did in the latter part of the game? Then the great team from which we wanted great gains could not have beaten the Indians.
  It cannot be said that Pennsylvania played as clean a game as Harvard, or Yale. In fact, they took advantage as often as opportunity permitttd, and they were coached through the whole game.
  After the Indians rallied they became invincible, but it was too late.
  The Philadelphia Press says:
  “Suddenly there came a change in the howling, shrieking, color-waving masses in the stands. The wily aborigines had led the pale-faced bucks into an ambush, and as miuute succeeded minute it looked as though a slaughter like unto that of Braddock’s men over a hundred years ago was about to be witnessed. Gain after gain was made by the Indians. They squirmed and wriggled along the ground like eels, plunged into the line of the Red and Blue like mermaids, crashed into them with the force of colliding engines on a down grade, and struggled for each inch of ground as desperately as ever their forefathers did centuries ago.
  For a time it looked as though nothing could stop them. The Pennsylvania line was a sieve through which they poured, and as one chalk line after another was left in the rear a hush fell over the crowd. Nearer and nearer the line the egg-shaped, harmless-looking missile was taken. and almost before the spectators knew only one yard of ground was between their assailants and the much coveted touchdown.  Right here, though, Captain Wharton and Aide de Camp Minds rallied their forces, a brief council of war was held while one of the bruised combatants was getting his armor repaired. Then the final rally was made. One, twice, thrice, the Indians bombarded their white foes. Each time the ball passed close to the goal line that only when the men were untangled from the pile could the location of the ball be determined. Each time it was less than a foot  from the line, the last time just six inches.
  That gave the ball to Pennsylvania, but time was up for the half, and the game was over, the final ten minutes of play being as grand, as superb an exhibition as has ever been witnessed.  The hero of it all was Metoxen, a small, broad-shouldered, sturdy-built red skin who nearly put the entire forces of Pennsylvania to rout. The nervous tension on the crowd in the last two minutes was something awful, a silence such as once reigned over the spot when it was a primeval forest, fell over all.”
  Great credit is due our substitutes for their good work, and taking the contest all in all it has been pronounced by prominent experts as one of the greatest games of recent years.
 
November 13, 1896  INDIAN HELPER.

 At a meeting of the Invincibles, last Friday evening the following officers were elected: President, Caleb Sickles; Vice-President, John Webster; Secretary, Edwin Moore; Treasurer, Isaac Seneca; Reporter, Jonas Metoxen; Sergeant-at-Arms, Simon Standingdeer; Critic, Edward Rodgers; Assistant Critic, Mitchell Barada.

 December 10, 1897 INDIAN HELPER.


The names and positions of our football team stand thus: Frank Hudson, quarterback and Captain; Jonas Metoxen, full back; Artie Miller, right half back; Frank Cayou, left half back; Edwin Smith, center; Bemus Pierce, right guard; Martin Wheelock, left guard; Isaac Seneca, right tackle; Hawley Pierce, left tackle; Chauncey Archiquette, right end; Edward Rogers, left end. The substitutes have not yet been selected.
September 23, 1898 INDIAN HELPER.


At the last meeting of the Invincible Debating Society the following officers were elected for the ensuing term: President, Martin Wheelock; Vice President, Guy Brown; Secretary, George Welch; Treasurer, Jonas Metoxen; Reporter, James E. Johnson; Sergeant-at-Arms, Wallace Miller' Critic, Edward Rogers; Assistant Critic, David Abraham.
October 20, 1898 INDIAN HELPER.


Although we do not advise students to go back to the discouraging conditions which exist on many of our Indian reservations,
many have done so, and the large majority of them are doing well. Many will remember Jonas Metoxen, one of Carlisle’s most
famous fullbacks in the early days. Jonas is an Oneida from Wisconsin, and now lives at Freedom, in that state. He owns one of the best homes on the reservation, is married to a Carlisle girl, has a nice family, and is a prosperous farmer.
December 1910 RED MAN.


Jonas Metoxen, an ex-student who is farming in Oneida, Wisconsin, writes that they are having very cold weather.
December 29, 1911 ARROW.

Thomas Metoxen, Oneida


  ANOTHER PLEASANT EVENING IN THE CHAPEL.
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  On Monday evening, at the ringing of the bell, all happily gathered in the chapel to listen to the singing and speech-making of the boys and girls.
  The Man-on-the-band-stand did not go, but he saw and heard everything from his stand.
  The opening piece by the choir delighted his dear old heart, for it was beautifully sung; but when Job Hunter Boy said in a speech that every exhibition was the best, the old man felt that Job was making fun of him.
  Of course every exhibition is the best.  We are growing better all the time.
  But who is that skipping out on the platform.  Little Jack Standing, as I'm alive.  "Pussy in the well," he is saying, and all the while he speaks he almost dances because he is so glad to give us his first speech and that salute of Jack's brought down the house.  The boys and girls thought they could bring him out the second time by clapping hands and waving handkerchiefs but no, Jack had done well once, and he was satisfied.  All the cheering did not move the little hero of the evening.

  Hartley Ridge Bear's "Hammer" piece was well spoken.  Hartley showed an earnestness of purpose and a manliness that pleased the old man.
  Ruth Kisero although far away in New Mexico, was represented by a nice composition which she wrote before she left.  Louisa Smith read it.
  A class of little Apaches from No. 3 did well.
  The Alpine song by the school was followed by a recitation from Henry Phillips, our brave little Alaskan, who is the farthest from his home of any boy here except his friend who came with him.
  Then Stiya gave a recitation, not very well heard, and Harry Raven read a composition on "Education."
  Another class of Apaches told us what they like to do.  It is astonishing how plainly they speak.  Some of the other tribes will have to watch out or the Apaches will come off ahead in English speaking.
  "The song of the forge," by Jemima Wheelock was nicely recited, while the Wind Song, by the choir charmed every one present.
  After this Talbot, an Apache who came last May, spoke.  James Paints Yellow gave a recitation.  Mary Bailey, Belle Logan, Madge Mason and May Paisano were together in a Colloquy, and did their parts in a way that pleased.
  Thomas Metoxen spoke for the first time. His piece was well selected and plainly delivered.
  Tazoski gave a Temperence speech, and then Miss Leverett and Miss Shears refreshed the audience with a very pretty duet.
  Henry Standing Bear did not read his composition as well as he might have, but Lida Standing did her best and made us feel sorry for the poor little goose she told about.
  "Revolutionary Rising," a declamation by John Londrosh, had in it much that was strong and manly, and Katie Grinrod's composition on colors was true and to the point.
  No. 7 school varied the exercises by singing........

January 20, 1888 INDIAN HELPER

  Thomas Metoxen writes from Wrightstown, Pa. that he has a good place. He and Willie Morgan sat up to look at the eclipse of the moon, and thought it very wonderful.
August 3, 1888 INDIAN HELPER

    Our tug of war team, consisting of Peter Cornelius, Thomas Metoxen, Fred Harris and E. Esapoyet went to Chambersburg, on Friday, arid owing to the anchor-mau not haviug his belt on properly they were out-pulled. l&e belt slipped from position bnd inoapacitated the ad&or maufro’m further contest. We had never seen the style of belt before. We got the drop by about ’ four inches,. but the contest was awarded Chambersburg by 4:/i inches. Some of these days’ in the near fut,ure we will give Chamberbburg a pull.
February 8, 1889 INDIAN HELPER


Mark Evarta, Thomas Metoxen and Isaac Cutter have made as handsome a set of plain double carriage harness as oue often s&s and they have reas,on to be proud of their work.
Some people are very pleasant and sweet and good and uice when they have pleasant work to do, but when asked to do something they won’t like to do, then look out! What c.ross bears they are! And how silty.
November 21, 1890 INDIAN HELPER

On Wednesday afternoon sixty-three boys and girls left for their homes in various parts of the West. Those going to New Mexico have the longest trip before them. Only ten of the party were graduates. These ten are poorly enough equipped for the battle they are about to enter, but the others who unfortunately have not reached even this FIRST step of an education are as babes in the hands of a merciless foe. The majority went home because the period of five years for which
they came had expired, and their parents demanded their return.
   The hour of leaving was a sad one. The very clouds wept as the long line passed out of the gate and down the lane to the
station, while the silent tear that was hastily brushed from the eye of many a friend left behind, and the hard choke that came in the throats of those leaving, as the last “good-bye” was said, will never tind expression. These young people are launclsine out on a troubled sea. They know not the dangers that are before them, and get many are conlident. They are FULL of coufidence, which perhaps is the greatest danger of all. May their frail little boats not go Zown in the
treacherous waves tha,t delight in tossing about the barks weakly manned, and may each, through hard pulling, if need be, and straight steering, come out IU the eud a brave
captaiu in the cause of RIGHT, is tbe ardelst wish of their very best friend-the Man-op-the-band-stand. 
     Tall Chief, George Scott, Harry Kohpay, Cecelia Londrosh, Wesley Scott, Lawrence Smith, Thomas Metoxen, Thomas Woodman, Richard Metoxen, Jane John, Lena Webster, Rose Metoxen, Lena Green, Angeline Baird,
Sarah Ninham, Lucy Webster, Awanishua, Bruce Fisher, Bert Wetmore, Frank Kiatse, Siaschee, Yamie Leeds, Marcia Kawakery, Minnie Billen. Mary Hepchinya, Clara Faber,
Eva Johnson, Henry Froman,Eliza Peckham, Jennie Dubray, Richard Yellow Robe, Wallace Charging Shield, Etta Robertson, Wm. Good Thunder, Joseph Calling Thunder, Samuel Noble, Charlie Damon, Frank Shane, Tillie Brother, Polly Browning, Moses Roger, John McFarland, Julia Given, Otto Wells, Sarah Bushaw Wm Smith, Nora Cushaway, Chas. Porter, Delia Strong, Edward Jackson, Mary Cooke, Agnes Cloud, Nellie Spruce, Isaac Crane, Veronica Holliday, Mary Pershaba, Alice Aubrey, Colonel Horn.
July 3, 1891 INDIAN HELPER

Thomas Metoxen acknowledges with gratif line the anod that Carlisle has been to him. He is one of the recent home-goers to Oneida,Wis.
July 17, 1891 INDIAN HELPER

As we go to press, Peter Cornelius arrives with sixteen pupils from Oneida,Wis. Among them were Rosa Metoxen, Mary Parkhurst, Thomas Metoxen and Martinez Johns, old pupils.
August 28, 1891 INDIAN HELPER

We learn by letter from Oneida, Wisconsin that Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Metoxen both Carlisle pupils, have a new little son Frederick Cliftop. It will be remembered that Mrs. Metoxen was Elizabeth Sickles, here. The writer visited her home last fall and found them living very comfortable and happy. Mrs. Wells, who when a Carlisle girl was Mary Parkhurst, is staying with Mrs Metoxen for a few days. We all know who Mr.Wells is - our old Otto.
January 17, 1896

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

CELICIA METOXEN

Isaac Seneca, Samuel Barker, Bazile Thomas, Hugh Leider, John Kawl, Paul Smith, David Abraham, Melissa Cornelius, Celicia Metoxen, Lucy Ramone and Mary Moon spent a part of the holidays among their country friends.

January 6, 1899 INDIAN HELPER
 
ALBERT METOXEN

  Last Friday, Cynthia Webster, Ida Schanadore, Jenoson Schanadore, Albert Metoxen and William Kelly arrived from the Oneida Agency, Wisconsin to enter Carlisle as pupils.

   October 5, 1888 INDIAN HELPER