American Indian papers

American Indian papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Howell, Myra Lake
Title: American Indian papers
Dates: 1960s
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms2490

Biographical/Historical Note

The United States Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania lasted from 1879 to 1918. It was founded by Captain Richard Henry Pratt and was one of the first off-reservation schools for Indians. It was a part of the effort to assimilate and integrate Indians into "American society." Significant abuse and trauma occurred in this promotion of public education.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of manuscripts of papers written by M. L. Howell (probably in the 1960s) concerning Native American history. Also includes American Indian legends by students at the United States Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, compiled by Howell.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Indians of North America--Folklore.
Indians of North America--History.
Legends (folk tales)
Manuscripts (document genre)
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.). -- History-Sources
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.). -- Students--History--Sources

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

American Indian papers. MS 2490. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11American Indian Legends by Students of U.S. Indian School Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1908-1912
2Printed Article on Quanah Parker
3The Jacksboro Trails of Satana & Big Tree by Myra Lake Howell
4The Prairie Centaurs The Comanche Centaurs and Quanah Parker by Myra Lake Howell
5Indian Legends by Students Carlisle Indian School Carlisle, Pennsylvania
6Kicking Bird Prince of the Kiowas by Myra Lake Howell