Boy. E-tah-dle-uh.
Kiowa Ft. Marion POW
(Notes from Dr. Berthrong collection states that: " Two covered spring wagons made by the Indian apprentiees at the Carlisle Indian School were received at the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency. Work done entirely by Indians who have been training less than a year. Carlisle School paper states: Dan Tucker, an Arapahoe boy, with an assistant is competent for all the iron work, a Comanche and a Sioux fix up the wheels and run the drill, a Cheyenne and Sioux do the painting, a Kiowa does the trimming and others do such odd portions they are capable of. Wagons are substantually made and excite the curiosity of all who have seen them."
(This could be from the Cheyenne Transporter in 1880 or 1881)

Cheyenne Transporter, Vol. 2, Darlington, I.T., Feb. 25,1881, No.13.
The following is a speech of Etahdleuh Doanmoe, a Kiowa, at Carlisle just before the holiday vacation. He is one of the Florida prisoners who voluntarily went to Carlisle to school after he was released. The speech is taken from a paper published at the school: " Many people are asking what is best for the Indians and what to do for them. I think that education and learning how to work will help us most. We see the whites all over the country, some in towns and big cities, trading in stores, working in shops, some are lawyers and some are doctors and preachers. And they have many other occupations. And then some white people live in the country and have large farms and houses and barns. Every white man does something and so he gets money and has a good house. Then I ask how does the white man know so much when the Indian knows so little, and I try to find out, so I may tell my people. Then I see that the white man makes his children go to school while they are growing up, so they may have good minds full of knowledge, and I see too that he teaches his children to work, so they may have good bodies and muscles ready and strong to do something. The Indians do not know how to work the white mans way, and they have few men among them who have knowledge to teach their children. When I was a boy the Indians did not want education, and they lived in their camps and hunted the buffalo, and ran horse races, or went off to fight the other tribes or the whites, and many went to Texas to steal horses. The children ran about the camps without much clothing summer or winter. Their mothers never washed them or combed their hair, and they were very dirty. Most of the Indians are that way now, but I know now that they want education and to learn how to work. They want to become civilized, and if our good friends among the whites will not get tired of trying to educate us and teach us something, I think we may become good, civilized men and women and take care of ourselves."

Text Copyright (c) 2003 John L. Sipes Cheyenne Collection. Ft. Marion POWs Section File No. 23.

Went to Hampton: Etahdlush, Doanmoe, arrived age 30, Apr 1878.  Jun 1879, Removal to Carlisle, Married, Died Apr 1888

Joy Fisher research.

George Walker and Etahdleuh  put up nice swing for the little girls. 

August 1881 SCHOOL NEWS 

ETADLEUH to LAURA, both Kiowa,  by Dr. Norcross assisted by Prof.  Lippincott, of Dickinson College.  Saturday, June 17th at 6:30. Ice cream were given to the school and  the guests for refreshments and we enjoyed it. We wish t.hem a long  and a happy life. 

June 1882 SCHOOL NEWS 

Mr. and Mrs. Doanmoe left here for home on the 7th of August. We were sorry to see them go, but at the same time we are, glad to  know that they are returning with 
brave intention of teaching their  people. 

August 1882 SCHOOL NEWS 

The, next morning before we resumed our journey Agent Hunt’s carriage reached Pond conveying Etahdleuh aud his wife Laura from Caldwell en route to tlie Kiowa agency. They, with Dr. Caruthers had left Carlisle expecting to meet me at Caldwell on the 9th, but had been delayed one day by great storms in Pennsylvania. From Pond we all went in company, reaching Darlington on Saturday afternoon Aug. 12. 

September 1882 Morning Star 


wanted to write to you as soon as your letter came to me but could not get time. But now I will promise to answer your interesting letter Well dear friend I do not forget of you nor all of your scholars I always remember them because they are my kind friends, I would like to know how they are getting along the Kiowa boys and girls. At this School all the boys and girls are getting along so splendid indeed but some times some of them run out to the camps but a police man always went after them brought back in school. E. Doanmoe take care of the boys. I made the shoes, boots all the time and I like it so well because I earn some money nearly every day. I suppose after a while I will earn a great deal of money. I am very anxious to keep on at my trade. I am try very hard to learn every thing all I can at this Territory. Every people know me because I am only one shoe maker here. That is all hoping to hear from you as soon as you can. From your boy. 


  The Indian Missionary society of the Second Presbyterian Church in town are helping to support Etahdleuh Doanmoe in work among his people the Kiowas of Indian Territory and to help him maintain a Christian home for himself and family. 

November 18, 1887 INDIAN HELPER 

  On Monday, Laura Doanmoe and baby Richard started for home at the Kiowa and Comanche Agency, Indian Territory.  We were especially sorry to part with dear little Richard, whose kind mamma always kept so clean and sweet.  Laura will join Etahdleuh, her husband, in missionary work for their people. 

January 6, 1888 INDIAN HELPER 

 Etahdleuh Doanmoe writes that his wife, Laura, and the little Richard, who left Carlisle soon after Christmas reached their home in Anadarko, Ind. Ter., safely. He says that Richard is well, but that Laura has been ill since her return. Now, however, she is growing better. Etahdleuh says that he will do all that he can for the good of his people. 

February 3, 1888 INDIAN HELPER 

  Sadness came to the hearts of all our students and employees who gathered in the chapel Saturday evening, and an impressive silence spread over the whole company when the news was given by Capt. Pratt that Etahdleuh Doanmoe was dead. 
  A braver, more simple, more true, more faithful Indian did not live. 
  A history of Etahdleuh's life and work, and the sad circumstances of his death; how the heathen Indians, in the practice of their old superstitious rites burned his house and all of his goods, leaving his wife and little Richard destitute; how our pupils raised a fund for Laura's benefit, and passed resolutions of sympathy, will be printed with all the particulars in the May Red Man. 

May 4, 1888 INDIAN HELPER 

  A little white girl, one of the HELPER subscribers, writes that her mamma and papa visited our school last spring and she says "Mamma kissed a little Indian baby and said it was just as sweet and nice as a white baby." 
  This was little Richard Doanmoe, whose dear papa died recently in Indian Territory, and now Richard has no home as the Indians burned and carried off everything the family owned. 
  It is a savage custom among many of the uncivilized tribes, to burn or otherwise destroy, after the death of a person, all the property owned by him before his death. 
  The Indians would get on faster if the Government would put a stop to all such savage ways. 


  Mrs. Doanmoe was well when I last saw her. Etahdleuh’s brother said that Richard should go east to school as soon as he is big enough. 
  The report of so much of Etahdleuh’s property being destroyed by the Indians is not true. I have seen the house and the wagon, corn-field and other things. 
  Laura remains just as firm in her new life and she should be encouraged. 
  While the Indians are proud of their corn fields and the success they are making, it was due to Etahdleuh’s advice. That is what the Agency people say. 

August 10, 1888 INDIAN HELPER 

  Mrs. Laura Doanmoe writes from her home at Anadarko, Ind. Ter.: "Dear old man:- Will you please be kind enough to send your dear little paper another year? You don’t know how much I enjoy reading it." In the letter we found ten cents. 

September 21, 1888 INDIAN HELPEr 

  Joshua Given arrived from the Kiowa Agency with a party of twelve pupils, early Monday morning. Mrs. Laura Doanmoe and little Richard were with the party. Joshua promises to give quite a full report of what he saw while home, which will be published in the RED MAN. 

September 28, 1888 INDIAN HELPER 

   Little Richard Doanmoe had his picture taken Wednesday. 

December 7, 1888 INDIAN HELPER 

   Mrs. Laura has named her baby Etahdleuh aftere the baby's father.
January 4, 1889 INDIAN HELPER.

   It only takes three subscriptions and a one-cent stamp to get Eunice’s picture. It is a pretty littie picture of a real Apache baby. Richard Doanmoe’s picture is for sale. A cabinet size for twenty cents. Richard is a little Kiowa born at the school two years ago 
-Etahdleuh’s son. 

January 11, 1889 INDIAN HELPER 

   Mrs. Laura, little Richard and baby Etahdleuh have moved from the hospital to the Girls’ Quarters where they are comfortably fixed. 

February 8, 1889 INDIAN HELPER

   Little Etahdlauh Doanmoe, our Kiowa baby, was somewhat under the weather, but is much better. 

March 8, 1889 INDIAN HELPER 

Laura Doanmoe, says little Etahdleuh is not rid of his serious cold yet. The people at the agency met her kindly and she is glad to be at home, Her field of corn is very fine. One of her trunks went astray, but she hopes to get it soon. 

July 26, 1889 INDIAN HELPER 

Bruce will now have to take a back seat. Little Richard Henry Pratt Doanmoe has come to live with us. Master Doanmoe is the 
son of Carlisle’s beloved Etahdleuh Doanmoe who died afew years since at his home in the Indian Territory. Richard is a bright little boy, and while too young to go on the school he will be given the tenderest of care and become the pet of all. 

December 18, 1891 INDIAN HELPER 

Grace Dixon has started to school with Richard Doanmoe. These are now the youngest pupils in Number l-1. 

January 29, 1892 INDIAN HELPER 

   Mrs. Laura Doanmoe, mother of Richard, our youngest, is here on a visit. She expects to take him with her when she returns home.

March 25, 1892 INDIAN HELPER

We are sorry to learn that little Richard Doanmoe at the Kiowa agency, Indian Territory, is not. well. Joe W. Hunter, who is now trumpeter for Troop “L” 7th Cavalry, sends the news. He also say that he likes the kind of cavalry drill they have and thinks the Indians do remarkably well “better than the Carlisle boys.” Joe must remember that we do not drill here to make soldiers, but only to make us erect, of good carriage and quick to follow orders. 

August 26, 1892 INDIAN HELPER 

   Richard Doanmoe, son of Etahdleuh and Laura Doanmoe who were married at the school several years sgo, died recently at his home at the Kiowa Agency, Indian Territory.    We remember him as little Richard, and the pet of the school. Etahdleuh, Richard’s father who died a year or two since, will ever be held in tender memory, as a most excellent and exemplary Christian student. Mrs, Laura feels that her trials are indeed hard, she is now alone, and mourns this last great loss with heavy heart. Many are her friends at Carlisle who extend a heart-felt sympathy. 

January 20, 1893 INDIAN HELPER 

  Ah-pea-tone, the Kiowa chief who was here on Wednesday with the delegation, is a brother of Mrs. Laura Doanmoe, whose history as a Carlisle pupil is well known. 

May 14, 1897 INDIAN HELPER 

Boy/Etahdluah, Doanmoe 

Etahdleuh Doanmoe. Kiowa. Rg 1327 #5885. Arrived at CIIS 10/27/1879 aged 24. stayed at CIIS until 1/2/1888. Re-enroled once 12/15/1884. Married Luara Tone-adle-mah (kiowa) in 1882. Subject of one of Choate's before/after photos. 

Laura Toneadlemah. Kiowa. Rg 1327 #2508. Parent both living when she arrived at CIIS 10/27/1879 aged 18; her father is listed as Red buffalo. Remained at CIIS 7/8/1889. In 1911, says she had been married to someone named William E Pederick but he had died. Wasliving in Anadarko OK. She had been an asst. seamstress and laundress in Indian service for 3 years and then a field matron for 5 years. Was also an interpreter. She writes on 6/8/1911 "I am living in town and taking care of my two children and send them to twon schools. I hope to make them good man and good woman." On 3/8/1912 she writes from Washington DC to Nellie Robertson "I thought I would write you a few things to let you know that I am still living and well as ever. I have been here for several days in the city on some busiess and glad to say that we got out business and everything is our favor. I have been thinking of you ever since we came but some how I never have time to write to my friends until today or this afternoon we were in the Indian office all morning. Tell Mr Deeny William wants him to come to OK again and show him how to play ball." 

Richard Doanmoe. Rg 1328/1329. CIIS ID #1359. Kiowa. Born at CIIS, 7/23/1886. Son of Etahdeleuh. Enrolled at CIIS 12/14/1891 aged 5, set home 4/21/1892 ill. 

Mabel Doanmoe. Rg 1329, rg 1327#5941. Kiowa. Arrived at CIIS 10/27/1879 aged 12. Father listed as dead ('tas-kay-hys'). Mother living, no name given. Stayed until 7/1/1882. Died 10/16/1906 in Saddle MT. Married Lucius Aitsan and had 6 kids 

Lucius Aitsan "cute". Rg 1327 #729. CIIS ID#74. Arrived at CIIS 10/27/1879 aged 16. His father is give as Sukah, possibly part of the band of "Headof Bears". Listed as Kiowa. Stayed at CIIS until 7/1/1882, enroled for only 3 years. 7/17/1910. was living Sadelle Mts, OK. Married to a Carlisle student. He wrote "I was first student went to school in Carlisle Indian school of the year 1879." Worked as a farmer and cattle in Indian service 5 years – was a soldier at Ft Sill 1891. Mission work at Sadelle for Women Baptist Home. "I tell you I have been interest with my life to give the story of life of jesus to people and also interested to work for me people. I am on their business committee to talk for them to our Indian agent." 

Genevieve Bell NARA Collection.