|Old Bull Bear, 84 yrs. old, died 11-4-1892.
Marriages: Woman Stands In Buffalo Hole, Died 1877, Cheyenne; Pipe Woman, Died 1878, Cheyenne; Mrs. Bull Elk, Cheyenne.
Children: Sharp Nose Woman, mother Pipe Woman died 1887; Clouding Woman/Sage Woman, mother Pipe Woman; Howling White, mother Pipe Woman; Oscar Bull Bear/Stands Till Morning, mother Pipe Woman; Young Bull Bear, mother Woman Stands in Buffalo Hole, died 1910; Richard Davis/Crooked Nose, died 8-15-1913; Emma Red Hair, died 7-24-1893; Elsie Davis.
Children of Deceased Children: Nellie Haag/Woman, parents Young Bull Bear and Antelope; Old White Woman #1, 4 yrs. old, prior deceased; Lucy/Florence Bull Bear/ Old White Woman #2, Parents Young Bull Bear and Antelope; Standing Elk, parents Young Bull Bear and Antelope, prior deceased; Dock-ka-me-you, prior deceased; Charles Matches, parents Percy Kable and Emma Red Hair.
Parents: not shown
Brothers and Sisters not shown (Ruby Bushyhead Coll.)
Text Copyright (c) 2003 Ruby Bushyhead C&A Family Heirship and Estate Testimonies.
|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
| FROM A FARM BOY.
A Sunday School Excursion. A New kind of wheat.
ORWIGSBURG, PA. Sept. 10, '82.
CAPT. R.H. PRATT, DEAR SIR.---
I could tell you that Mr. Joshua Keller is very kind that he let me go with the Sunday School excursion on yesterday the 9th to Philadelphia where I saw great many interesting and beautiful things. In the Zoological garden I saw all kinds of animals. I thought I was dreaming when I saw Buffaloes again.
In the afternoon we went out from the park and went into the city. I saw some very big houses as we went along and a man came to me and asked me what tribe I belong.
I told him "Cheyenne" tribe and he says he was down at the Cheyenne agency not many years ago. He is quite old man. Good many people know that I am from Carlisle. Every Sunday School Scholar have to pay dollar and half to go and return, the teachers for $1.60, that was cheap from here to Philadelphia.
About next week we going to cut the corn. It is the first time I saw another kind of a wheat. Are you know it? I tell you it is "Buckwheat." Good bye. Your friend
THE SCHOOL NEWS, SEPTEMBER 1882.
| We have a new boy in the printing office his name Davis.
He is very good boy.
OCTOBER 1882 THE SCHOOL NEWS.
|The following named pupils recently became members of the First Presbyterian
Church of Carlisle: Ernie Black, Clarence Wolf Face Abe Somers, Carl
Matches, William Fletcher and Richard Davis, Cheyenne, and
Neatha, Arapaho; and Elizabeth Dixon, Menominee, Phebe Howell, Pawnee;
Mollie Neatha, Northern Arapahoe; Julia Pryor and Metopah, Osages, joined
the Second Church.
March 1884 MORNING STAR
|SHOULD THE INDIANS BE FARMERS OR STOCK RAISERS?
Richard Davis (Cheyenne) : “The stock. raising that is now going on
largely on the reservations did not save the wild Indians from starving
during this past winter. Think of them at present. Many of them are stock
raisers. But why do they get the rations from the govcrnment of the United
States? Why is it the civilized tribes don’t have any? Because they went
to work for their living on the farm and did not starve. A stock-raiser
is not the only one who raises many animals, but the farmer comes above
him. He is a raiser of the stock as well as many other things that he has
to do for himself and others. When the Indian shall receive land in severalty,
160 to 200 acres of land will not be the place for 200 or 500 stock, not
even 100. If a man goes out to be a stock-raiser and gets his wealth
and leaves it, this shows that their business is one they do not care to
follow always. The Indian cannot live without rations now for the game
he used to have is scarce. Farming will keep the rations off and will help
the Indian to become a citizen of the United States.
THE MORNING STAR, June 1885.
| The Morning Star,
EADLE KEATAH TOH.
Published Monthly in the Interest of Indian Educa-
tion and Civilization.
PRINTED BY INDIAN BOYS.
SAMUEL TOWNSEND, Pawnee,
RICHARD DAVIS, Cheyenne,
HENRY D. NORTH, Arapahoe,
BENNIE THOMAS, Pueblo,
WILLIE BUTCHER, Chippewa,
EDGER S. MCKASSEY, Kaw,
BENAJAH MILES, Arapahoe
CHESTER P. CORNELIUS, Oneida.
Terms of Subscription 50 Cts. a Year
Entered in the P.O. at Carlisle as second class matter.
CARLISLE, PA., OCTOBER, 1885.
|STORY OF MY LIFE
Soon after General George Custer had slain chief Black
Kettle and his warriors, of the Southern Cheyennes, on the Washita river
Indian Territory, some six or seven hundred under my father departed from
the Northern Cheyennes of Dakota and joined with those of the south. At
the arrival of these Indians, in the spring of 1867, my life began; then
the war with the Cheyennes was at hand. In hunting and riding on ponies
with my father I early learned that the United States troops could not
THE MORNING STAR, December 1885.
|The Cheyenne Sun Dance not well Patronized by the Indians.
Teh following letter, printed in The Indian Helper, from Ricahrd Davis, a Cheyenne who learned the printers' trade in our office, adn who returned to his home this summer, is so fjull of the right spirit, that the readers of THE MORNING STAR will also be interested:
CHEYENNE AGENCY I. T.
August 11, 1886.
MAN-ON-THE-BAND-STAND. MY DEAR FRIEND --
In your last HELPER you said something about the Cheyennes and the Arapaoes making a "Sun Dance." I have seen that dance which the Cheyennes made and they didn't make it as good as they used to. I asked many of the Indians why they didn't take part and they told me that was getting too old to them, there were only six dancers during the whole time and I will send you today their photograph taken before they start to dance, behind them ar ethe women and children looking at them.
Among the dancers you will see one of your Carlisle boys who returned three years ago. That shows weakness. I was surprised when I saw him; but the rest of the returned boys are doing something. Some are farmers, interpreters, scouts and cowboys.
Henry and I work in the Transporter office. We are both staying in the Mennonite Mission and we are treated kindly by the Rev. Voth, who is the head of that mission.
I don't know how many of us will return to Carlisle, but there will be many new scholars.
These Indians are all farmers. They like their Agent and he is doing the very best he can for them. I go to see my brother who lives twenty miles from here, where they are to make another settlement.
I have my cattle there and I am glad that many of the Indians are getting to be awakened. They advised us to go back to Carlisle with some more childrne or if we stay home not to take blankets again.
It is only their religion and their medicine dances that pull them down. But they will soon see the way.
I am your friend,
September 1886 MORNING STAR
| The non-commissioned officers as now settled upon for the present
school year are:
Sergeant-Major Richard Davis; Sergeants for Company A: Chester Cornelius, Dick Wallace, Joel Tyndall, Stacy Matlock, and Wm. Morgan.
Corporals Brule I.E. Feather, Roland Fish, Samuel Keryte, Calls Horselooking, and Work Together.
Sergeants for Company B: Frank Lock, Kish Hawkins, Luther Kuhns, Geo. Thomas, Timber Yellowrobe.
Corporals Harvey Warner, Arrow R. Horse, Jos. Lone Wolf, Constant Bread, Frank Dorian.
Sergeants for Company C: William Brown, Luke Phillips, Carl Leider, Otto Zotom, Phillips White.
Corporals, Jessie Cornelius, Staley, Jonas Place, Albert Anderson, Chas. Wolf.
September 30 1887 INDIAN HELPER
The Indian Union Debating Club held a meeting last Friday night, the first this year. The following officers were elected: President, Richard Davis; Vice President, Kish Hawkins; Secretary, Carl Lieder; Treasurer Harry Raven; Reporter, Samuel Townsend; Marshall Frank Lock.
October 7, 1887 INDIAN HELPER
The event of the week was the marriage of Richard Davis, (Cheyenne) and Nannie Aspenall (Pawnee) in the chapel Tuesday noon, by Rev. Dr. Norcross, of Carlisle. The large flag that draped the platform and the bank of blooming plants in front of the reading desk, gave a touch of brightness to the scene.
We thought the bridal party as they came down the aisle to the glad strains of the "Wedding March," and took their places in front, unusually decorous and self-possessed. The bridesmaids and groomsmen were - Chester Cornelius, Dessie Prescott; Wm. Morgan, Edith Abner; Phillip White, Lily Cornelius; Joel Tyndall, Lily Wind; John D. Miles, Phebe Howell; Otto Zotom, Annie Thomas.
The simple service, clear and full of feeling, was followed by an earnest prayer and the newly married pair passed out. The guests and employes followed, wending their way to the sewing-room, where a reception was held and all enjoyed an ample lunch.
An hour of pleasant intercourse quickly passed - the good byes were said - rice thrown after the happy pair - and they were gone - launched on the new life to make for themselves a white man’s home in the white man’s country.
Quite a number of presents were given them. The boys gave them a sewing machine, the girls a chamber set. Other friends gave a beautiful Bible, table and tea spoons, a clock, towels, white spread, tea set, large engraving, little stove, brass tea kettle, splasher, tidies, books, iron and stove holders, tea towels, bureau covers, etc.
March 23, 1888 INDIAN HELPER
| OUR GUARDHOUSE.
Extracts From Compositions of Two Indian Boys.
Our old Guard House was erected in 1776, by some of the prisoners
that were confined under the authority of General Washington, who was then
the Commandant of the armies.
April 6, 1888 INDIAN HELPER
|The Red Man for April will contain President Cleveland’s views on the
language order; What the N. Y. Times has to say editorally upon the same;
An interesting letter from the Crow Agency, Mont., physician, in regard
to hospitals on reservations; Appeals from other agencies; The test of
Time, in regard to "English in Indian Schools;" The Beautiful Indian Territory
and the openiug of same for settlement; Record of the Osage Students from
Carlisle; Speech of Joshua Given, Kiowa, before our pupiis; How Indians
get their names; An evening with Japan, or what Mr. Kanzo Uchimura, a young
Japanese, said to us in a speech; Bills on Indian matters before Congress;
Discussion in Congress on the Mission Indians; Carlisle Indian boys on
farms ; Frances E. Williard’s remarks to us; The visiting Apache chiefs;
Description of Richard Davis’ marriage, with letters from
him and his employer; Editorial matter upon Indian topics of the day; What
pupils write home; besides notes on the happenings at the school during
April 20, 1888 INDIAN HELPER
| John D. Miles spent Sunday with Richard and Nannie Davis at
the Harveys in Chester County.
JUNE 8, 1888 INDIAN HELPER
RICHARD DAVIS TO MR. CAMPBELL.
MY DEAR FRIEND:
Yours received. So far we are getting on well. Have been visiting friends at Downingtown and Phila.
If you had made your way here when you were out among the farm boys you would very likely have found me painting our old house that is a hundred and forty-six years old.
Along the west side of it, the figures 1742 are made of black brick and laid in with the other bricks so as to show 1742, and the figures are very large and show plainly.
The house is two stories high and is in the shape of the letter L. Its walls are strongly built with a slate roofing. All of the bricks were imported from England. The wood part only is wearing out and has been repaired in some places. We have finished the red painting part and are now striping it white. At the beginning of this month the regular dairyman left, and so now I have to be responsible for that place. I have to be very active in getting our cream to the station and in skimming, I have to be very careful to get
cream only, for if I don't the parties we send to will growl at us.
September 14, 1888 INDIAN HELPER
Charley Wolf who now calls himself Chas. Williams, writes from Idaho Territory that he has found plenty to do since he went home. He visited the printing office at Wallowa, Oregon, one day and they were glad he could help them for a day. They would have given him steady work and he would have stayed but as he was offered a place with a Surveyors’ Company both he and Jesse Paul are working at that business for a while at $40 a month. He says one day they surveyed right through a wigwam and it made him think of Richard Davis’ speech here when "Railroads through Indian reservations" was up for debate.
October 12, 1888 INDIAN HELPER
|Richenda Davis is the name of the Indian baby born to Richard and Nannie
Davis at West Grove, last Friday. The parents are to be congratulated.
JANUARY 18, 1889 INDIAN HELPER
| Mr. William Harvey with whom Richard Davis lives,
spent Wednesday night with us. He says Richard, Nannie and the baby are
February 1, 1889 INDIAN HELPER
| Mrs. Wm. Harvey, of West Grove, brought Nannie Davis and
baby on Tuesday, to remain a few weeks until Nannie gets strong and well.
FEBRUARY 22, 1889 INDIAN HELPER
|Richard Davis expects before long to visit friends at
Our youngest baby Richenda Davis is growing very fast and is as good as pie. Her papa being Cheyenne and her mamma Pawnee it has been suggested by a friend of the baby that she be called Chey-Paw.
March 8, 1889 INDIAN HELPER
| A large number of the boys and girls were given permission
to leave their farm homes to attend the Commencement Exercices at the School.
Richard and Nannie Davis with their little daughter Richenda were among
the number and were warmly welcomed. This is the first visit that Richard
has made to the school since his departure after his marriage a little
more than a year ago.
MAY 24, 1889 INDIAN HELPER
|Davis, Elsie [NARA FILE ABSTRACT - Record Group
75, File 1327]
Carlisle Indian Cemetery Plot #:d-7
Blood Quantum: full
Arrived CIIS: 5/21/90
Departed CIIS: 7/16/93 cemetery
|Board of Indian Commissioners, Twenty- Second Annual Report
of the year 1890. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1891. Page 170.
During the campaign of 1874 and 1875 against the Cheyennes, Kiowas, and Comanches, in the Indian Territory, two of our companies ran into a large Cheyenne camp on the border of the Staked Plains near the headwaters of the Washita River. The Indians vastly outnumbered the troops, and the troops, by rapid retreat, barely escaped being annihilated. Two soldiers were killed and left on the field. When the companies reached our main camp, our whole force was at once ordered out and moved on the Cheyennes. The Cheyennes had, doubtless, followed the troops, I was the first to enter the vacated camp. The two soldiers had been scalped, and near the center of the camp, on elevated ground, I found a pole about 10 feet high on the top of which was the fresh scalp of one of the soldiers, while the sod around the pole,for about 20 feet or more, was all worn out by the dancing of the Indians. I found out afterwards from the Indians that their women and children had danced all night around the scalp. Among these dancers was a lad about 10 or 11 years old. Some time after the war, when these Indians had come in about their agancy, this lad was induced to attend the agency school. On the opening of Carlisle, in 1879, he was one of the first pupils. He was bright and capable, advanced rapidly to the higher department, and in time became sergeant-major of the cadet organization. After being eight years with us he married one of our girls, a member of another (the Pawnee) tribe. Both he and his wife, having established themselves in the confidence of the white people through our outing system, he found employment and went out from us to live in a community near Philadelphia. He has been in the service of a responsible business man for three years. He has arduous duties to perform which require him to get up at 4 oclock inthe morning. He receives a salary which enables him to support himself and his family. During these three years neither he nor his family has cost the Government of the United States one cent. Both he and his wife are respected members of the church and the community where they live. He pays his taxes and votes. He desires to remain among civilized people and follow the pursuits of civilized life. He can talk of his former savage habits and the habits of his people, but he despises them and deplores the pauper condition into which his people have been forced by the system of control and management pursued by the United States. I know scores of like cases, Cheyennes, Comanches, Arapahoes, Kiowas, Sioux, and others of the most nomandic tribes.
Text Copyright (c) 2002 Sipes/Berthrong Boarding School Experiences Collection.
| A young man after having learned his trade at Government
expense, and after having received an education at Government expense,
if, after this, he continues to draw rations from the Government and occupies
a position where the Government must pay him a salary, he has little chance
to gain that real independence of character so essential to business success.
Every Indian who branches out in business for himself away from his people, as Richard Davis is doing, and as Eugene Tahkapuer is doing, as several others of our pupils are doing, accomplishes more for the good of his people than vast numbers can possibly accomplish supported all the while by the Government no matter how good their lives may be on the reservation.
AUGUST 22, 1890 INDIAN HELPER
|Richard Davis led the meeting Sunday evening. His earnest,
thoughtful words will long lived in the memories of those who heard him.
We have had a visit from Richard and Nannie Davis with their two precious babies. They came from their home in Chester County, on Friday. (Doesn't that sound just right - an Indian having a HOME right here in Pennsylvania?) Every body loved the babies at first sight. Richenda Davis and Mary Davis are their names. While here Mr. Choate took their photograph and we all want one, of course if it is good. Nannie was the picture of health and happiness. Richard was just getting over a severe cold. Their dairy work called them back early Monday morning, but we hope they may come again sometimes.
December 5, 1890 INDIAN HELPER
|A new premium picture: Richard Davis, Cheyenne, who married
Nannie Aspinall, Pawnee, has been living with his family in Chester county
for several years. It is now Richard Davis, the citizen.
Richard and Nannie and their two bright pretty little children born in
Pennsylvania, make a very interesting group. The photograph is worth 20
cents cash, or will be sent free to the person forwarding five subscriptions
to the HELPER and a one-cent stamp extra.
February 27, 1891 INDIAN HELPER
| "Richard Davis and family" makes a most interesting picture.
Will be given for five subscribers and a 1-cent stamp extra.
Elva Medicine Water has gone back to camp.
Rosa Lewis and Lulu Blind are at the Mennonite Mission.
I saw Richard Davis' relatives and friends.
Mary North and Ada Bent wear Indian clothes. Julia Bent's father urges that we keep his daughter as long as we can I saw Harry Mann's father - a good man.
Moore Vanhorn has married one of the school girls and is doing very well. Is employed at the school, I think."
"Fannie, when bidding good-bye at the other end of the line said 'I will always remember how good you were to me,"
"Then Indians *have some gratitude,* you think," said the interviewer sarcastically as a last remark of appreciation of the interesting news received for the readers of the HELPER.
MARCH 20, 1891 INDIAN HELPER
| The interesting group of Richard Davis and family may
be had for five subscriptions and a 1-cent stamp extra. Richard Davis,
once a Cheyenne Indian, is now a citizen of the United States and living
with his family on a farm in the East. His wife was a Pawnee girl and his
children, who might, in the Indian Territory be called "Chey-Paws" are,
in a civilized community only bright, attractive and pretty babies.
Now we have THE premium. The prettiest little Indian baby you ever saw, and right from the reservation. The cute little child is dressed in the peculiar but beautiful baby bonnet of the tribe, and is bound tightly to a board, with only its pretty little face uncovered. It is a striking and handsome picture. Five subscriptions and a one cent stamp extra will secure it. Or the picture may be bought for twenty cents cash.
APRIL 3, 1891 INDIAN HELPER
Richard Davis, a young Cheyenne, married one of our Pawnee girls and went to live on a farm, since which he has become a worthy citizen of Pennsylvania. The family of four - two pretty little children, are an interesting picture which may be had for twenty cents cash or a club of five subscribers for the HELPER.
April 17, 1891 INDIAN HELPER
| We are having calls for the picture of Richard
Davis and family, a most interesting group. It will be remembered that
Richard is the Carlisle Cheyenne who married a Pawnee maiden at our school,
and is now living in Chester county with his family, supporting himself
as a citizen of Pennsylvania. Their children are bright and pretty. the
photo may be had for five subscriptions, and a one-cent stamp extra for
MAY 15, 1891 INDIAN HELPER
|Mrs. Richard Davis with her two babies Richenda and Mary attended Commencement.
June 5, 1891 INDIAN HELPER
|Richard Davis’ house at the near farm is receiving its
last touch of paint and will soon be ready for occupancy. Richard and Nannie
will have a nice little home there. The outlook from the west balcony is
Premiums will be forwarded free to persons sending subscriptions for the INDIAN HELPER, as follows:
1. For one subscription and a 2-cent stamp extra. a printed
copy of the Pueblo photo, advertised below in paragraph 5.
2. For two subscriptions and a 1-cent stamp extra, the printed
copy of Apache contrast, the original photo. of which, composing two groups on separarte cards, (8x10), may be had by sending 30 subscriptions, and 5 cents extra.
(This is the most popular photograph we have ever had taken, as it shows such a decided contrast between a group of Apaches as they arrived and the same pupils four months later.)
3. For five subscriptions and a l-cent stamp extra a group of 17
Indian printer boys. Name end tribe of each given. Or,
pretty faced pappoose in Indian cradle. Or, Richard Davis and family.
4. For seven subscriptions and a 2-cent stamp extra, a boudoir combination showing all our prominent buildings.
5. For ten subscriptions and a 2-cent stamp extra, two photo
graphs, one showing a group of Pueblos as they arrived in their Indian dress and another of the same pupils, three years after, showing marked and interesting contrast. Or, a contrast of a Navajo boy as he arrived and a few years after.
6. For fifteen subscriptions and 5-cents extra, a group of the whole school (9x14), faces show distinctly. Or, 8x10 photo of prominent Soux chiefs. Or, 8x10 photo of INidan baseball club. Or, 8x10 pohto of graduating classes, choice of '89, '90, '91. Or, 8x10 photo of buildings.
7. For forty subscrptions and 7-cents extra, a copy of "Stiya, a returned Carlisle Indian girl at home."
Without accompanying extra for postage, premiums will not be sent.
October 23, 1891 INDIAN HELPER
|The members of the Standard Debating Society have elected the following
officers for the ensuing term : President, Samuel Townsend
1st. Vice President., Charles Dagenett; 2nd Vice President, Arthur Johnson; Recording Secretary, Albert Bishop; assistant Secre-
tary Chauncey Y. Robe; Corresponding Secretary, Fred B. Horse,, Treasurer, George Ladeaux; Reporter, Richard Davis; Marshal, Staily Norcross..
[same as above premium offer]
December 4, 1891 INDIAN HELPER
|No. 922, Richard Davis, father, 25, at Carlisle; 923, Richenda A. Davis,
daug., 4, at Carlisle; 924, Mary A. Davis, 2, at Carlisle.
Sipes Corrected Dawes Roll, May 7, 1892. Text Copyright (c) John C. Sipes 2003.
|A little run down to the farm and a chat with Mrs. Richard Davis,
who is a Pawnee, gave us the news that William Morton, class
‘90, is still on the police force at the Agency. He is married and is enjoying most excellent health.
At the Dawes Bill meeting on Wednesday evening, Dennison Wheelock and Richard Davis made stirring speeches in addition to
Mr. Standings remarks, which are always in favor of the main points of the Bill. Dennison cannot see much in the Bill that is helpful for his people, the Oneidas, while Richard Davis is disposed to think that Mr. Standings views are about right.
February 10, 1893 INDIAN HELPER
|[Repeat of premium/photo offer]
March 24, 1893 INDIAN HELPER
|DIED - On the 30th of April, Susan Longstreth, in the 81st year of
Susan Longstreth, one of Carlisle's earliest, most loyal and most helpful friends, went to her home on Sunday, the 30th of April, full of years and good works. We had just arrived at Carlisle with our first party of students, in 1879 when she in company with one of her former pupils, Miss Mary H. Brown, came to the school, looked over its needs and from that time forward she became one of its most devoted and unswerving friends. In every emergency she not only gave liberally herself, but influenced others, especially in the beginning when the Government was inclined to be doubtful and to withhold help. During all the years of the history of the school, until disabled by sickness, her letters and words of encouragement and advice were most helpful to the school management. Having for a period of fifty years carried on a very celebrated young ladies’ school in Phila., she was qualified and able to give most helpful advice. Her calm, sweet face from its place on the walls of the chapel has looked down upon the school in all its assemblies for a number of years, an inspiration in itself to higher, nobler
and better things. All Carlisle feels the loss of its noble, good friend. Capt. and Mrs. Pratt, Miss Burgess, Miss Shaffner, Richard Davis, Martha Napawat, Alice Long Pole, Annie
Lockwood, Maggie Thomas, Julia Given, Phebe Howell, Katie Grinrod, Bettie Wind and Mary Bailey attended the funeral, which took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Twelfth St. Meeting House, ‘Phila.
May 5, 1893 INDIAN HELPER
|Roll No. not shown clearly on document for---Elsie Davis, 18,
at Carlisle. Julia Bent, 21, at Carlisle. Kate Stalker, 16, at Carlisle.
Sipes Corrected Dawes Roll, May 7, 1892. Text Copyright (c) John C. Sipes 2003.
|The remains of Elsie Davis were laid quietly to rest
in the school grave yard on Monday afternoon. Elsie has been a sufferer
for several months and died Sunday afternoon of consumption.
July 21, 1893 INDIAN HELPER.
The above name is familiar to all who knew Carlisle in her early days.
Richard is an ex-Cheyenne pupil, and married one of Carlisle's Pawnee girls. They lived for several years in the east, Mr. Davis following the dairy business. He had charge of our own dairy for a time. A few years since, Mr. and Mrs. Davis moved to the Cheyenne Agency and are now living on their own farm.
We do not often hear from them, but Mrs. Bushman had a letter from Mrs. Davis recently and she writes most cheerfully of their home and prospects.
They have five daughters. Richenda and May who were born in the east, are now going to school at Anadarko, 70 miles from home. Mrs. Davis says they are big girls. They call the youngest two their Oklahoma girls.
There is some talk of Richard coming east with a party of chiefs who will visit Washington on business connected with the tribe.
July 29, 1898 INDIAN HELPER
| A very interesting letter has been received from Annie Thomas
Lillibridge, whose husband is one of the corps of workers of the Genoa
Nebraska School, and who is editor of the News published at the school.
We all remember Annie Thomas when a pupil with us. She recently attended
the Omaha Exposition and found there a number of our old pupils.
Among others, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davis, White Buffalo,
Jesse Bent, Frank Everett, Joe Stewart, Elsie Springer Baxter, all in attendance
upon the Indian Congress, and most of them as interpreters. She missed
by only a few hours seeing Nellie Carey. Mrs. Lillibridge says that
the Genoa brass band played for a few weeks at the Exposition, and won
the admiration of the people. Captain Mercer who is in charge of
the Indian Congress spoke of them in the highest terms.
September 30, 1898 INDIAN HELPER
| FALSE STATEMENT
Alex. Upshaw, '97, has heard that it was said that he was seen at the Omaha Exposition dressed as Indian, and he would have it distinctly understood that the statement is false and injurious. Richard Davis and he were called to have their photographs taken for the Smithsonian Institute and donned buckskin suits for the picture. They both wore the same coat and he wore the pantaloons that morning. Alex. in keeping with those not Indian, paid his board, and did not join in any of the Indian games except when sent by the authorities; the interpreters must do their duty and he did not wish to refuse the agent. He took part in sham battles in order to have his men understand what Captain Mercer planned for the Indians. He went with the Crow Indians as their interpreter. Alex. would have his schoolmates know that he is trying to be a man, although in the midst of trials and temptations. He says Montana is a good climate for good health.
October 28, 1898 INDIAN HELPER
|MR. AND MRS. RICHARD DAVIS HAVE A NEW BABY BOY.
We all remember little Richenda Davis,
who was at Carlisle when an infant in arms. She comes this week to her friends at the scho ol, with a newsy little letter, as follows:
SEGER INDIAN SCHOOL, COLONY, O.T.
March 18, 1904
MY DEAR MISS BURGESS:
I got your most. kind and welcome letter some time ago. I got the picture you sent to me and was very glad to get the picture. The Cheyennes end Arapahoes are now getting their pay. Mamma has another little baby boy, was born on Sunday night at half past nine. I do not know what its name going to be. I am very glad to hear that you are well and Mrs. Pratt.
March 25, 1904 RED MAN AND HELPER.
|Richard Davis,34,full blood,Chey.,father,married by clergyman,
father Bull Bear,dead, mother Buffalo Wallow,dead. Richinda A. Davis, 13;
Mary A. Davis,11; father Richard A. Davis and mother Nellie Davis. (Pawnee)
(Nellie A. Davis with 2 or 3 children retains her rights with her tribe
at Pawnee Agency, Okla.)
Births and Deaths of C&As (no name of vol. pages only shown)
|Nellie A. Davis, female, born 1867.
Richard Davis, male, born 1868.
Richanda Davis, female, born 1889, mother; Nannie Esther Eades, dau., born 1920; Susie Rosetta
Eades,dau., born 1921.
Mary A. Davis/Mrs. Walter Rhodes, female, born 189, mother; Virginia Lizetta Rhodes, dau., born
1910; Walter Rhodes, son, born 1914; Dallas Davis Rhodes, son, born 1919; Neellee Mae Rhodes,
dau., born 1924;
Census of the Cheyenne Indians of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency.
Seger Agency on June 30, 1927, taken by L.S. Bonnin, Superintendent.