H.B Peiars, Chief Supervisor of Education, Haskell, Lawrence, Kansas, to Leo Bonnin, Supt. at Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency, May 15, 1923.
Letter requesting info.on how many students that completed 8 grades or more in Government Indian Schools and their success or failures since they left school in the government or public working areas of employment. Supt. Bonnin stated- From Carlisle Indian school: Benajh Miles, born 1867, Arapaho, 1/2 blood, farmer, Calument, Okla.; Emily Kaney, born 1878, Cheyenne, 1/2 blood, housewife, Ark. City, Kan.; Henry Row of Lodges, born 1879, Arapaho, full blood, farmer, Greenfield, Okla.; Lydia La Mere, born 1881, Arapaho, full blood, housewife, Walthill, Neb.; Emil Hauser, born 1883, Cheyenne, 1/2 blood, nightwatch, Salem Ind. School, Chemawa, Ore.; George Balenti, born 1884, Cheyenne, 1/4 blood, with highway, State of Okla., Okla. City, Okla.; Kish Hawkins, born 1878, Cheyenne, full blood, U.S. Indian Police, Concho, Okla.; Michael Balenti, born 1886, Cheyenne, 1/4 blood, Professional Baseball, Sioux City, Iowa; Julia Prentiss, born 1879, Cheyenne, 3/4 blood, housewife, Calument, Okla.; Peter Hauser, born 1886, Cheyenne, 1/2 blood, Umpire, profess. baseball, McAllister, Okla.; George Frass, born 1879, Cheyenne, 1/2 blood, farmer, Calument, Okla.; Fred Roundstone, born 1886, Cheyenne, full blood, farmer and stockman, Lame Deer, 
Montana; John Balenti, born 1890, Cheyenne, 1/4 blood, (no occupation given); Rosa Seneca, born 1883, Cheyenne, 1/2 blood, housewife, Ark. City, Kan.; Nina C. Gabaldon, born 1884, Cheyenne, full blood, housewife, Wichita, Kan.

Text Copyright (c) 2003 Berthrong Coll. Cheyenne and Arapaho Schools.
 

C&A Carlisle School, Pratt to Miles, Aug. 27th, 1881.
Students on vacation with farmers.
Miles; Davis; Darlington; Harvey White Shield; Hayes; Hubbell; Joseph; John Washa; Doty; Chester; Morton; Elkanah; Frank Engler; Clarence; Theodore; Van Horn; Casper; John Williams; Red Hat; Lucy Cheyenne;Minerva; Ada Bent; Matilda; Anna Raven; Minnie Yellow Bear; Leah and Ella Hippy and Steve Williamson.

Text Copyright (c) 2004 John Sipes
(Berthrong Cheyenne Collection. Carlisle School Section.)

From a trip to the Indian Territory, we gather some interesting news about a number of our returned students. Benajah Miles and Casper Edson are government school farmers. Jesse Bent, Cleaver Warden and Grant Left Hand are clerking in the stores. Robert Brown and Kish Hawkins are clerking in Agent's Office. Luke Bear Shield is school clerk and interpreter at Darlington. Julia Bent is teaching at the Cheyenne agency school. John Williams is Register of Wills of one of the counties with a salary If $1,000 a year. William Fletcher is also a Register of Wills and hay the best cornfield in that vicinity. Oscar Bull Bear, is Assistant Government Farmer at, Seger, Okla. Leonard Tyler is Assistant Farmer at Cheyenne School. Jennie Black Tyler, his wife is assistant laundress at the same school. Mary North Tassie has a Cheyenne husband, is living on a good farm, is a good housekeeper, and exerts a good influence. At the Pawnee Agency, Stacy Matlack and William Morgan are district government farmers. Rose Howell is assistant matron at Otoe school. Louie Bayhylle is on the police force. Robert Matthews has resigned his position as school farmer and expects to come east on his own work. Frank West is married. Paul Boynton is filling some county office. Henry North has resigned his position as clerk in Agent's Office. The three last are working on their claims. Maud Chief Killer is married to Colonel Horn and they are working at the Cheyenne school. All the returned students are doing well.
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August 11, 1893 INDIAN HELPER
John D. Miles, 35, full blood, Chey., husb., married by clergyman, 3-12-1902, father Many Magpies, dead; mother Ree Woman. Edith Miles/Slow Smoker, 19, full blood, Chey., wife, father Flacco and mother Mrs. Flacco. Daisy Miles, 5, daug., father John D. Miles and mother Muscogee Block, dead.
 

1902 C&A Family Registar 
Text Copyright (c) 2003 Ruby Bushyhead compiled by John Sipes.

Cora Poor Bear,35,female,died 6-11-1909, next of kin, husb. Benejah Miles;son Robert Miles;daug. Viola Miles;daug. Rosa Miles.

Births and Deaths of C&As (no name of vol. pages only shown)
Text Copyright (c) 2003 Ruby Bushyhead compiled by John Sipes.

  Austin Navajoe, Geo. W. Saahtlie, Henry Martin Quahada, Chief Bigbone, Yaame, Benj. Lowry and Benajah C. Miles came in from their farm homes to pay a little visit during the holidays.

January 6, 1888 INDIAN HELPER

  We were pleased to hear from Bennie Thomas this week - one of our printers now on a farm in Bucks County. He is with David Turkey. The people with whom they live are very kind, he says.  Bennie sees Benajah nearly every Sunday, and he says they often talk about the Printing Office. 

June 8, 1888 INDIAN HELPER

   A member of one of the Friendsí First Day School, of Bucks County, writes of our pupils in attendance: "We are very proud of our Carlisle students. There are twenty-nine enrolled and about twenty-one attend regularly. Benajah is going to recite for us next First Day week."

July 6, 1888 INDIAN HELPER

   Benajah says, he likes to make things "shine."

May 24, 1889 INDIAN HELPER

   Benajah Miles has left his work temporarily at the "Art Preservative" and taken the more muscular avocation of farming with his friends the Woodmans in Bucks County.  Benajah is a faithful hand at the case and we can only hope he will be as faithful at the plow.

June 7, 1889 INDIAN HELPER

        Pleasant News.
   A friend writes to the M. 0. T. B. S., that she fears he is too far off to see what is going on in Bucks County. She is not very well acquainted with the old fellow if she thinks he is like some other people, a trifle near-sighted.
   But the tidings are just as welcome.
   "I thought I would write him about our two boys," she says, "as he recently had good reports from two of his girls. So, I'll tell you just a little that I have seen. I see they try to do their best and keep in a good humor. When they come into the house they are always careful to be neat and clean, willing to assist me if the meal is not quite ready, by carrying and going for such things as I need, in fact, assisting me in many ways, as I have no girl. It has been said the Indian youth are favorites in the house generally. Is it any wonder when they are generally so polite and willing? 
   I saw one as he was walking through one field to another pull an armful of weeds that were going to seed. Don't you suppose we appreciate that?
   They are good to the animals and pleasant with the children.
   The two boys referred to in this letter are Benajah Miles and Bird Seward.

July 26, 1889 INDIAN HELPER

    Benajah Miles, Geo. Valier, Levi St. Cyr, and Felix Iron Eagle Feather, are the printers who came in from farms on Friday last, and we are very glad to have them back, for work is piling up.


     The finest cat in Cumberland County, we have now. Benajah brought it from his farm home. The queerest thing about our pet is that it has different colored eyes, one light blue and one brown.

September 9, 1889 INDIAN HELPER

   By request of several pupils in the country we publish the names of the new choir, as follows:
   Sopranos: Elizabeth Wind, Katie Grinrod, Eva Johnson, Adelia Lowe, Celicia Wheelock, Etta Robertson. Hattie Porcupine, Julia Dorris, Jennie Dubray, Lydia Flint, Louisa Smith, Rosa Lewis and Susie Metoxen.
   Altos: Esther Miller, Jemima Wheelock, Edith Abner, Belinda Archiquette, Julia Bent, Jennie Conners, Nellie Robertson.
   Tenors: Benajah Miles, Chas. Moncravie, Percy Zadoka, Levi St. Cyr, Dennison Wheelock, David Abraham, Jonas Cabay, Marpass Cloud, Reuben Wolf.
   Basses: Robert Mathews, Chester Cornelius, Levi Levering, Stacy Matlack, Carl Leider, Gary Myers, Otto Zotom, Peter Cornelius, John Tyler.

October 18, 1889 INDIAN HELPER

   New rollers are making this week in the printing-office and Henry and Benajah are the honored cooks.

May 9, 1890 INDIAN HELPER

    THE INDIAN BOYS AS ATHLETES.
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    At a contest of indoor sports held in the gymnasium last Thursday, Chauncey Yellow Robe won the 100 yd. race making the distance in 13 1/4 seconds. In the first heat Louis Caswell made the best time (12 3/4 seconds) but could not keep his speed in the final heat.
    In the standing high jump Eustace Esapyhet was the winner, clearing the stick at 4ft. 2in. Levi St. Cyr was the next best clearing at 4ft. 1in.
    Albert Hensley was the winner in the standing high kick, kicking the ring at 6 ft. 9 in.
    William Baird was the winner in the running high jump clearing the stick at 4 ft. 10 in. and as all the other contestants had dropped out Wm. stopped without failing. He has jumped 5ft. 1 in.
    Bejamin Caswell won the 100 yard backward race making the distance, and very gracefully, too, in 14 3/4 seconds.
    In the hitch and kick Benajah Miles kicked the ring at 7ft. 5 in. beating by 11 inches the others who tried. 
   In the Indian club contest Morgan Toprock was pronounced the best, and Stailey Norcross the next by the judges.
   In the rope climbing of twenty feet Andrew Beard was the winner climbing the distance, 8 3/4 seconds.
   In the barrel race of 100 yards Malpass Cloud won, making the distance in 15 1/2 seconds.
   David Abraham climbed a pole of twenty feet in 8 seconds and was therefore the winner.
   In the bag race John Tyler made the 100 yards in 31 seconds and this race brought down the house in a shout of laughter.
   Reuben Wolf climbed a ladder of twenty feet, hand over hand in 6 3/4 seconds and came off winner.
   John Tyler won the hopping race at of 100 yards making the distance in 19 seconds.
   Samuel Dion won on the traveling rings (7) in 21 1/2 seconds. On the trapeze rings, Benjamin Caswell, Morgan Toprock, Paul Lovejoy, Benjamin Harrison and David Turkey did some good work.
   On the trapeze bar and ladder Ralph Armstrong and Benjamin Harrison were the best, ending by Ralph hanging by his feet and holding up by means of a strap in his teeth, Benjamin Harrison.
   John Hall, Victor Tozoski and Joseph Irwin did some good tumbling.
   Stacy Matlack acted as scorer; Kish Hawkins, clerk of the course.
   Messrs. Mason D. Pratt, Fisk Goodyear and W.A. Kramer acted as judges while Messrs John E. Steel and J.G. Hughes were the time keepers.
   Mr. Wm. P. Campbell was selected for starter and referee.
   At intervals during the evening the band discoursed lively music, and a general good time was enjoyed.
   The events with the names of the winners and their record will be placed on a bulletin board which will be hung in the gymnasium.
   This will be the school record until at a future contest the records are surpassed when they will be supplanted by the new winners.

March 27, 1891 INDIAN HELPER

   Another baseball club has organized and they call themselves "The Red Men." They bid fair of being the *leading* men as well. At least, they stand first, so far. In playing for the prize of new sits the Red Men beat the Union Reserves by a score of 15 to 11. In this new club, Henry Standing Bear is Captain and pitcher; Phillips White, c; Lawrence smith, 1b; John Tyler, 2b.; Harvey Warner, 3 b.' Benjamin Caswell, r.f.' Robert Mathews, c.f.' Malpass Cloud, l.f.; Benajah Miles,s.s.

May 1, 1891 INDIAN HELPER

   Martin Archiquette, Robert Mathews, Levi St. Cyr, Yamie Leeds and Chas. Dagenett have been transferred from afternoon work to morning, while Benajah Miles and Joseph Hamilton work in the afternoon instead of morning. This is to even up numbers in the printing office.

June 12, 1891 INDIAN HELPER

Benajah Miles left Saturday, for a summer farm outing.

June 26, 1891 INDIAN HELPER

Joe Harris, Martin Archiquette, Benajah Miles and Stailey Norcross went fishing Saturday afternoon and caught 31 suckers, etc.

April 4, 1892 INDIAN HELPER

Cheyenne and Arapaho Delegation regarding Black Hills Claims.