| ONE INDIAN BETTER ALIVE THAN DEAD.
Joseph Schuyler has made for himself and for the school a good record this sumemr. One of the family for whom he has worked writes this:
"I am interested in your work for the Indian. We have had Joseph Schuyler with us one year. He leaves today and a better hand we have never had. He was good for all kinds of work; always faithful; kind to my aged parents; handy with tools; pleasant in his ways; and a favorite with the neighbors. Even the dog and the horses liked him, such things deserving commendation. The farmers are indebted to the school for such help."
August 26, 1898 INDIAN HELPER
| WANTS TO KNOW.
On page 123 of Eggleston's larger history of the United States it is stated that the Iroquois Indians gave to Peter Schuyler the name "Quider." I have not been able to find the meaning of the word. Will you kindly give it in your columns. -[A subscriber who enjoys your little paper.
We have representatives from 74 tribes of Indians at our school. Can any one help the inquirer on the name "Quider"? The Man-on-the-band-stand not being an Indian is unable to give the desired information, but will publish the answer if given by some one who knows. The probability is that no one of this day and age knows. We would suggest that the party write the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
December 9, 1898 INDIAN HELPER
In answering the inquiry made in your last issue of the HELEPR regarding the probable meaning of the word "Quider" the name said to have been given by the Six Nation Indians to Peter Schuyler, perhaps a little explanation will suffice.
One of the very first efforts of the early missionaries among the then Five Nation Indians was that which reduced their language to writing. I cannot say whether or not any effort was ever put forth to invent an Indian alphabet for these people, but sixteen characters of the English alphabet are used in writing the Indian language, their pronunciation being modified to correspond with certain sounds peculiar to the Indian language.
Many of the Oneidas of Wisconsin, who formally formed a part of the Confederation, still possess Bibles and Testaments translated into the Indian and published by the early missionaries even before Peter Schuyler's time.
In this word "Quider", "i" is pronounced like "ee," "e" like "a" in day, and "r" like "l" hence the word spelled according to pronunciation, is "Queedal" with the accent on the first syllable. Quider is the Indian for Peter. D.W.
An Iroquois Indian writes that he has heard the word used years ago and that Quider or Quidler means a low, trifling person. The Man-on-the-band-stand is inclined to believe that D.W. is on the right track, and that the name Quider is the Indian name for Peter.
December 16, 1898 INDIAN HELPER
| Joseph Schyler an ex-student of Carlisle now of
Philadelphia, was in to witness the graduation of the class of '08
THE ARROW, Friday, April 10, 1908
|We learn that Joseph Schuyler an ex-student is getting along
finely in Jamison, Pa. Joseph is a representative for a Philadelphia engineering
February 5, 1909 ARROW
|SKETCH OF A PROMINENT INDIAN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION
.....We were given a guide to show us through the schaol and shops. Cleveland Schuyler was his name. He was fifteen years old ‘and has been in the school for four years. He is an Oneida from Wisconsin. He led us through the academic building, with its many rooms for the different grades. The teachers, some Indians, some whites, were teaching the rudiments. ‘“The chair is brown.” “The chair has four legs,” the little fellows were writing in one room. “Hattie if you had eleven apples and you gave away nine, how many would you have left?” was the problem the teacher was propounding in another room. “The birds have gone south.” “The food is scarce” appeared in the next room. “All look at your books,” said the teacher in another room, as she read about the Malay and brown people. “They sit on mats on the ground,” she read, and then added the comment, “Like the old Indians.”
In a large hall were samples of pupils’ work. In one department photography, designing, drawing, modeling and rug making were being taught.
The library, with its magazines and perhaps 2,500 volumes, held some studious pupils.
On the second floor were the more advanced grades. In the senior department was the ‘09 class banner with the motto, "Onward.”
A commodious chapel accommodates the pupils. Here preaching service, attended by all who are not
Catholics, is held every Sunday afternoon. On Sunday morning the boys attend church and Sunday school in the town churches, and on Sunday evening a Young People’s meeting is held. The Catholic pupils are under the supervision of the local priest. The Christian Associations hold meetings regularly.
From the school we went through the shops, laundry, gymnasium, etc. Pupils spend part of the time in study and part in work at some trade. The shops are similar to those at Tuskegee and other industrial schools. I stopped in the harness-making shop to take a picture. Mr. Zeigler, the superintendent, was very kind in giving information.
Here the boy is first taught how to make a wax end; the awl is explained and how to set it for making holes. He is shown how to sew, and is taught the names of the different parts. As he advances other tools are used. He is taught how to skive laps, punch buckle holes, prepare loop leather, fit up and tack the different parts together, and place the rings and buckles in proper places. He is taught how to cut out a complete set of harness and to do it most economically; how to dress and finish the product, in marketable shape.
Work benches surround putting it the shop on all sides, with sewing horses, cutting and finishing tables, etc.
After I had taken the picture I secured the names of the young men at work. There were David Woundedeye, a Cheyenne, from Montana; Isaac Lyons, an Onondaga, from New York; Juanita Poncho, Ray Pedro, and John Corn, Pueblos, from New Mexico; Charles Whitedeer, a Sioux, from South Dakota; and Antonio Tillahash, a Piute, from Utah. In the school are represented seventy-seven tribes, from Florida to the Dakotas, from New York to Arizona, from Washington to Alaska. “Blessed is the boy who has found his trade and gets busy” is the motto found in one of the school rooms. Blessed is the institution which helps boys to find a trade and teaches them how to work and think and live.
Before leaving the grounds I went to see the old guard house, a historic building of interest. While Editor Phillippi was accomplishing the difficult task of photographing the girls in the laundry, I took a picture of the old substantial building that has been standing for more than a hundred and thirty years.
This building has a history, which gives one an insight into the history of the place. It is called the “guard house;” sometimes Indians needing discipline are imprisoned in it. The dark walls, if they could talk, could tell a long story of similar service. It was built by the Hessian soldiers whom Washington had captured at the battle of Trenton in 1776, and sent to this place. Here Major Andre was detained. The Carlisle Barracks, now the scene of peaceful and elevating pursuits, was established in 1755 as an outpost against the Indians, and was originally granted rent free to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by the Penn proprietors. In 1801 it was purchased by the United States. During the Revolutionary War the Barracks were used as a recruiting station and a place for the detention of prisoners of war. Of the buildings erected by Hessian prisoners captured at Trenton only the present guard-house remains. In the wars with England in 1812, with the Seminoles in Florida, 1836 to 1842; with Mexico, 1846 and 1847, the Barracks became an important rendezvous and a point of departure for the troops sent from this section. The buildings erected during the Revolution, and subsequently, having become dilapidated, were repaired and rebuilt in 1836. These buildings remained until 1863, when they were burned by the Confederates under Fitz Hugh Lee, on the night of July 1, just before the battle of Gettysburg. Rebuilt in 1865-‘66, the Barracks were occupied as a cavalry school and depot until 1872, at which time the depot was transferred to St. Louis, and the place was practically unoccupied until it was turned over to the Interior Department for its present use.
March 1909 CRAFTSMAN
|Cleveland Schuyler has returned from his home looking well and
happy. The small boys were delighted to see him.
September 24, 1909 ARROW
|...The education is of three kinds.
The first is that which is gained from textbooks in any school. The writer, with Editor Shupe of the Watchword, spent a profitable day visiting the different buildings. An Oneida boy of fifteen, Cleveland Schuyler by name, who had been at Carlisle for four years, acted as guide. His parents are living on their reservation in Wisconsin. The son has not been home since coming to Carlisle, but is looking ahead to a visit there next June. He had on the military school suit of blue and gold, wore tan oxfords, and a cap with two crossed arrows on it, a sort of link between his former and his present life........................
January 7, 1910 ARROW
|Our Weekly Visitors.
The following visitors registered at the Administration
Building during the week ending May 14:
May 27, 1910 ARROW
|The School Entertainment.
The monthly entertainment given by the students from different
school-rooms are in a measure, a standard of the work which can be accom-
plished; they are usually good but that given on the 25th was, both in
character and rendition, quite above the average. The orchestral selections
which opened and closed the program were highly pleasing. Little Beginnings
and Never Say Fail, from the Normal Department, by Nellie Thompson and
Elijah Williams, respectively, were bravely recited; Chiming Bells, sung
by Alexander Cadotte, Clement Hill, Cecelia Phillips, Nancy Peters, Mary
Rogers and Josephine Schuyler, recalled sweet memories of long ago;
piano selection, Pure as Snow, was charmingly interpreted by Mary Pleets;
Brahmin, Jackal and Tiger, a three act comedy with. a good moral, artistic
and up to the jungle standard of acting, was given by Oliver Carpenter,
Harry John, Ethan Anderson, Hugh Wheelock, William Ball, Frank Pashlukai
and Pueblo Herrarra;-Keeping Cool; appropriatcrly
February 3, 1911 ARROW
|A letter received from Electa Schuyler Metoxen of West DePere
Wis., informs us of the death at
that place, on February 4th, of consumption, of William Peters, an ex-student- She writes as follows:
“William was a good boy before his illness and he was wonderfully patient during his hours of suffering.
A large circle of friends mourn his untimely end. ”
February 24, 1911 ARROW
|Joseph A. Schuyler writes that he is at present engaged as a
steam-fitter in Philadelphia. He was for a
time an engineer for theRoad Construction Company in Buck’s County.
March 10, 1911 ARROW
The Mercers held their weekly meeting as usual. Many new members were confirmed, after which a
program of the following numbers was rendered: Song, Mercers; Christmas story, Rose Whipper; Vocal solo, Thirza Bernel; recitation, Ella Deloney; vocal solo, Josephine Schuyler. The question debated
upon was: “Resolved, that International Quarrels Should be Settled by Arbitration rather than by War.”
Charlotte Welch and Minnie Black Hawk upheld .the affirmative, and Cecelia Swamp and Rebecca Thomas argued the negative. The affirmatives won the debate. Joseph Loud Bear, George Vetterneck, Calvin Lamoureaux and Alvis Moran were visitors.- After useful hints from the official visitor, Mr. Denny, the society adjourned.
December 29, 1911 ARROW
|The Y. W. C. A. meeting was led last Sunday evening was led by Miss
‘Mary Cowdry. The’girls took ‘great interest in marking scripture from
the Gospel of St. John as guide-posts -whereby they-maybe saved.. Leila
Waterman -and Josephine Schuyler, each sang a solo. Several of the
girls joined the ,“Pocket Testament League.”
March 8, 1912 ARROW
|The two best-papers on-tuberculosis from each room have been sent to
The following list shows the names and grades of those who will compete with the best from other schools:
Norman Thompson, 94.5.
Fleeta Doctor, 94. .
Katie Cochran, 98.
Mary Cornelius; 94.5.
Carrie King, 96.5.
Josephine Schuyler, 95.
Manuel Ortego, 95.
-Jacob Sackatuck, 92.5. ‘-
Harold Bishop, 92.5. ’
William Robinson, 92;5.-
Ida M. Warren, 93.
Leila Maybee,. 96.
James Hawk, 94.
Rufus Rolling, 96.
William Winneshiek, 94.
John .Mead, 96:
Addie M. Hovermale, 91.5.
Lucy Pero, 91.5.
Clara Archambault, 96.5.
~ George Merrill, 9?
Cora M. Battice, 95.5,
Eva Williams, 95.5.
Harry Conroy, 95.5. ’
SenecaCook, 96. _:. _ __ ~~~
William Bishop, 97.
Sylvester Long,‘94. -
March 29, 1912 ARROW
|Mrs. Abbie Doxtator Schuyler writes that since leaving Carlisle
she has been trying her best to live the
way she was taught while at Carlisle. She is living happily in a nice home; she has a piano, and, better than all else, four dear children.
May 17, 1912 ARROW
|The Mercer Literary Society.
The Mercers rendered the following program last Friday evening:
Song, Mercers; recitation, Hattie Poodry; piano solo, Mary Pleets; Cheyenne song, Carrie Dunbar;
story, Mary Madbear; vocal solo, Anna Bebepu; Indian legend, Elizbeth Janis; anecdotes, Lena Watson; vocal duet, Josephine Schuyler and Agnes Bryden.
October 18, 1912 ARROW
|Y. W. C. A. Recognition Service.
The meeting was led by Iva Metoxen. President Lida Wheelock took charge of the recognition service, at which many new members were received.
Josephine Schuyler, accompanied on the piano by Theresa Lay, sang “The Star of the East.” Ella Fox read a letter -concerning the Christmas gifts which were sent to the mission students in Leupp, Arizona. Following the reading, Miss Cowdry gave a report of the cost of sending the box containing the gifts and of the funds which were contributed to the Association.
December 27, 1912 ARROW
|Abbie Jane Doxtator Schuyler is also living in Wittenberg with
her husband and four children Her husband is a carpenter and a hard-working
man He has the reputation there among his Fhite friends of
being able to do the work of two men in the time of one other man
February 1913 RED MAN
|The Sunday School Easter Program.
The following special program was given by the Sunday school on Easter
morning and enjoyed by all present: Song, “God Hath Sent His Angels, ”
school; prayer, Mi& Kaup; s onp, “Now All the Bells Are Ringing,” school;
Easter story, Miss McDowell; “Song of Welcome+” Hattie Poodry. Thamar Dupuis,
Emily Poodry, Mercy Metoxen,~Cecelia Matlock,and K&X May; recitation,
“Easter Lilies, ”
March 28, 1913 ARROW
|Cleveland Schuyler writes that he is working in West Depere,
November 21, 1913 ARROW
|Josephine Schuyler writes that she is keeping house while her
parents are away at Tomah, Wisconsin.
January 23, 1914 ARROW
|NEWS ABOUT EX-STUDENTS.
Mrs. William Schuyler, formerly Eva Jordan, who is now living
at West De Pere, Wis., writes that she
February 6, 1914 ARROW
|THE Y. W. C. A.
By Sarah “Monteith.
The speaker of the evening was Miss Jones, who gave a splendid talk on- “Obedience.”
The girls were pleased to see Miss Cowdrey who came to say “good-bye” as she is leaving for New York City to’ be gone sometime.
The meeting was led by Cosa Battice. After a prayer by Ella Fox there were selected Bible lessons by
Rose Peazzoni and *Mamie Mt. Pleasant_ Also Bible verses by Myrtle Peniska, Catherine Peters,
Rachel Cabay, Lizzie Leib, Eva Jones, LenamBlackchief, Jennie Ross, Rose Allen, Mary Cogswell, Mary Jimerson, Lena B en n et t, Minnie Charles, Mary Welch, Lena Watson, Matilda Chew, Mamie Smith, Rena Button, Lupi Spire, Della John, Agnes Hinman, Anna Skahkah, Ella Criellar, Florence Edward, Rose Skahkah and Hazel Cooper. A duet by Nancy Peters and Lucy Charles, and a story, “Immigrate Children” by Evelyn Schuyler.
February 13, 1914 ARROW
|Josephine Schuyler writes from Wittenburg, Wis., that she is
well and doing nicely..
March 20, 1914 ARROW
|Among the newly arrived students are Eleanor Wyrick, Josephine Skenandore,
Mina Hicks, and Mae
Hicks, from Wisconsin. Other new arrivals are Bessie Tallbear, Lillian Parkhurst, Nettie John, Fannie
Silas, and Alice Schuyler.
October 16, 1914 ARROW
|Cleveland Schuyler, one of our former pupils, was a visitor
during the week.
March 5, 1915 ARROW