THE RED MAN.
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"GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES."
VOL. x. INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, CARLISLE, PA.,
FEBRUARY & MARCH, 1891. NO. 10.
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become an ox but the ox becomes lion."
HENRY WARD BEECHER.
WHAT OUR CARLISLE PINE RIDGE AGENCY BOYS AND GIRLS
HAVE BEEN DOING SINCE THEY WENT HOME.
The following report of returned Carlisle pupils at Pine Ridge
Agency, Dak., the seat of the recent Indian troubles, was secured by Mr.
Standing while there recently. He had been sent to bring a party
of new pupils who were desirous to come to Carlisle. Of the number
reported in the following list there is only one graduate. The others
came to Carlisle generally without English and many were in Indian dress.
They remained long enough to gain a smattering of English only. Most
of them Mr. Standing saw personally and talked with. This is in substance
what he learned about them:
Bennet Whirling Bear, returned June 23, '80; no information;
Guy American Horse, returned June 19, '82; dead.
Lucy Day, returned June 19, '82; has not always done well but
is now all right and working in the family of the Rev. Chas. Cook.
Balwin Blue Horse, returned July 6, '84; has been off with a
show; he wears Indian and citizen's dress turn about; has done well at
times; is mentally deficient.
Lizzie Glode, returned Feb. 14, '84; is now Mrs. Sherman lives
at the Omaha Agency; has done well.
Frank Twiss, returned Feb. 14, '84; is a valuable hand at the
agency; has worked steadily ever since his return and nothing but the most
excellent reports were heard of his conduct and true worth.
Clarence Three Stars, returned Oct. 6, '84; works at the traders;
receives good wages; has a most desirable record since return; faithful,
steady, efficient; an influence for good, quiet, everyone speaks highly
Edgar Fire Thunder, returned Oct. 21, '84 is now a scout; has
been working steadily in the Agency blacksmith shop; a little inclined
to be headstrong but is a good worker and a man of character; lost twenty-five
head of cattle and some horses by the hostiles.
Maggie Stands Looking, returned Nov. 19, '84; is now Mrs. Belt;
her husband kept store on Medicine Root Creek; they lost all by the hostiles.
Amos Lone Hill, returned July 6, '85, is a carpenter and scout;
has a good record; lost fifteen head of cattle by the hostiles.
Alfred Lone Eagle, returned June 22, '86; dead.
Chas. Bird, returned June 22, '8; is a scout and an active worker.
Dana Long Wolf, returned June 22, '86; is in the penitentiary.
Robt. American Horse, returned June 14, '87; is a catechist
for the Episcopal church at an important station at one of the camps; he
stands high; his opinions on matters concerning the interests of the tribe
are regarded as those of a leader; he is a strong character in the church
and among the young men; his influence is always for good.
Newton Big Road, returned June 26, '86' is on the police force.
Edward Jannies, returned May 4, '87; works on home ranch.
Of those who returned June 14, '87:
Clayton Brave, is a government scout; it is said he was with
the hostiles, but he himself denies having taken any part; he was trying
to get his people to return to the agency and when between fires was wounded
in the leg. He has travelled with a show; married Julia Walking Crane
Mack Kutepi, through misunderstading and what he considered
harsh treatment after having broken a rule resigned his position at the
agency, but worked steadily up to that time at his trade, that of harness
making, every one speaking of him in the highest terms; he was two months
with ghost-dancers, but has gone back to his work and is again doing well.
Wallace Charging Shield has done well since his return, and
during the latter part of the time has been working at the boarding school
and was much valued; has since returned to Carlisle.
George Fire Thunder is working at the agency; has not done altogether
as well as he might but well in the main.
Emma Hand married Charles Means; husband left her; she lives
with her sister; has done well in so far as she could.
Alice Lone Bear dresses nicely; looks clean; has made some failures
but heard nothing of ill-repute concerning her; is not married.
Katie White Bird is married; lives near agency.
Robert White Cow Killer, is a small boy and sickly; is classed
as being with the hostiles; went with his father; is now attending Catholic
Thomas Brown returned Apr. '88; dead.
James Balck Bear returned Apr. '88, works at the agency.
William Black Eagle returned Apr. '88; dead.
Nellie Hunter returned May 22, '88; lives at home with her mother.
Of those who returned July 6, '88:
Paul Black Bear is out with a show.
Wiliam Brown is a scout; lost several hundred dollars worth
of property, household goods, etc, by the hostiles.
Oscar White Face is dead.
William Crow, gone with the Cheyennes.
Moses Culbertson is a scout; good report, married an educated
girl; doing well.
John Black Wolf is dead.
Lizzie Dubray is a good wife and mother; is much discouraged
over the losses sustained in the recent war; $300 worth of furniture was
destroyed by the hostiles.
Mary Woman's Dress works at the Catholic mission.
Marshall Hand is a scout.
Of those who returned July 8, '89:
Hope Blue Teeth is now Mrs. Frank Locke; gone to Rosebud; well
spoken of in every particular; a woman of strong character and exerts a
Millie Bisnett lives near the agency; dresses in civilized dress
and is doing well.
John Rooks is working in the carpenter and wagon shop; is married.
John Pullam works for Mr. Bennett, a farmer.
Charles Elk has gone with the Cheyennes.
Frank Jannies has a good record; gone to Rosebud.
Frank Lock has a most excellent record; is catechist and blacksmith
at the same time; lives at Rosebud.
Of those who returned July 29, '90:
Frank Conroy is a scout and does blacksmith work.
Alex Yellow Wolf is a scout.
Edward Kills Hard dresses in blanket and was with the hostiles;
denies having taken any part.
Thos. Black Bull Porcupine is in camp; wears citizen's dress.
Lewis Crow-on-Head lives near agency; wears citizen's dress.
Ota Chief Eagle is a scout; returns to Carlisle as soon as enlistment
term is served. Joseph Long Wolf is a scout.
Edward Yankton in camp; citizen's dress; no work.
Charles Dakota has gone with Cheyennes; Arthur Standing Elk
and Laura have also gone with the Cheyennes.
Julia Walking Crane wears Indian dress and she is married to
Isaac Kills Hard, with the hostiles.
Of those who returned March, '89:
George Little Wound did not join the hostiles with his father,
but remained quietly at the agency; is now a scout.
Adelia Tyon (small) attends school at the agency; and so does
Joseph Little Brave returned April 24, '86; gone to Rosebud.
Louisa Gallejo returned June 17, '84; gone to New Mexico.
George Means returned Sept. 17, '90; is working as clerk in
the office. He is the only Carlisle "graduate" there.
TO SUM IT ALL UP:
Working at various employments
and doing well.....................22
Working as scouts or police .........12
Doing nothing in particular...........4
In penitentiary, on doubtful charge...1
Hostiles, including Julia Walking
Crane, Little Robert Cow Killer,
and Mack Kutepi, a steady worker
before and since....................6
Gone to other agencies...............11
There were two in Indian dress, one of whom had his clothes stolen
by the hostiles.
[Note from Barb Landis: The following article is taken from page
8, columns 1 & 2 of the monthly publication of the Carlisle Indian