Phillip R. Rabbit, Arapaho
U.S. Dept. of Interior
Office of Indian Affairs
Washington D.C.
Education- Administration Circular #401, March 12, 1910.
To All Indian Superintendents
"Report and statistics on returned students that attended non-reservation schools in so far as the success or failure is concerned."
Carlisle, Pennsylvania. (Name and Occupation Shown Below)
Ernie Black, works by the day and has sold his land.
Harvey White Shield, looks after his own business and rents his land for a share of the crop.
Joe Pawnee, none at present.                         
William Abe Somers, none.
Alfred Brown,none.
Charles DeBrae, farmer.
Henry Roman Nose, none.
Cohoe, none.
James Hamilton, none.
(The above Cheyennes)
Arapahoes: Comanche, none; Phillip Rabbit, none; John H. Williams, none, has sold his land; Francis Lee, none; Dan Tucker, none; Cleaver Warden, farmer; Tom Carlisle, none; Howling Wolf, none, (Cheyenne).

Text Copyright (c) 2004 Sipe/Berthrong Cheyenne Collections. Boarding School Sec. - Returned Students.

Elsie Rabbit, Chippewa
The Susan Longstreth Literary Society had an unusually interesting meeting last Friday evening. Rose Lyons, Marguerite Burgess, Dora Morris, and Elsie Rabbit were confirmed in the society. A program consisting of the society song, vocal and instrumental solos, pen pictures, recitations and a select reading, was rendered in a manner that did credit to the society. A spirited debate followed. The question: Resolved, “That Cook rather than Peary should have the honor of discovering the North Pole.” Affirmative, Margaret Blackwood and Clara Spotted Horse; negative, Stacy Beck and Minnie White. Minnie being absent, Adeline Greenbrier volunteered. The negative side won. There were severa1 visitors. Among them were Mrs. Smith, MissMollie Gaither, and Miss Johnston. After the critic’s report and some helpful advice from Miss Johnston, the house ajourned.

October 29, 1909 ARROW

Elsie Rabbit, who is living in West Chester, writes that she is getting along well with her studies.

February 10, 1911 ARROW

Elsie Rabbitt, who went to the country a short time ago, is well-pleased with her home.

February 2, 1912 ARROW

Elsie Rabbit who is living in Maryland expects to be with us Wednesday of commencement week.

March 22, 1912 ARROW

Names of Carlisle Students.

Especially amusing to Americans are the names of some of the students at Carlisle. Many are enrolled with the very names that
their parents gave them in accordance with tribal customs. In the horse line there are Clara Spottedhorse, Jesse Horse Eye and
Guy Plenty Horse. The “bears” are especially common. Among them are Joe Loud Bear, Hugh Weasel Bear, Stella Bear and Black-bear. Among other animal names are Lucy Prettyweasel, Rufus Youngdeer, Elsie Rabbit and Katie Wolf. The names of two Car-lisle students whose marriage occurred last year were Willam White Bear and Jennie Two Elk. A Miss Ironshield also became the wife of John Elkface.

Names of a feather are Spring Chicken, John Feather, Morgan Crowsghost, William Owl and Julia Whitefeather. The parents of Sundown, David Redthunder and Charley Low Cloud may have been of a nature-loving disposition. One of the most  prominent students at Carlisle is James Mumblehead, who has shown no indi-cation that he was suitably named. Bruce Goesback and John Runs-close have always found that they can walk along all right with each other. Other interesting names are Twohearts, Johnny John, St. Elmo Jim, Alpheus Chrisjohn, Rena Red Eye, Yankeejoe, Selina Twoguns, Pawnee Leggings and Willie Cornstalk.

Some of the students have adopted “white” names to replace their Indian ones. For instance, a Hoopa Indian who was par-ticularly fond of acting became Raymond Hitchcock. Another boasts the name of Joseph Cannon. One Indian boy became Will Shakespear, picking out the spelling that he preferred. A few re-tain pure Indian names: for example, Tewanima, Ettawageshik and Shasbowobosh. Because one of two brothers chose to retain his ‘Indian name, Wauseka, and the other bestowed the English surname,Hauser upon himself, the many who saw the Cheyenne brothers’play football and read of their superb tackling little realized that they were related.

April 19, 1912 ARROW

Elsie Rabbit, from her home in Bena, Minn., sends the season’s greetings to friends at Carlisle.

December 27, 1912 ARROW

In a letter from Mr. and Mrs. William George lsham we learn of their welfare and of several other former Carlisle students who are located in the neighborhood of Bena, Minn. We quote Mr. Isham: “The good work that Carlisle is doing can be
seen very plainly in the commendable conduct of her graduates and returned students of which there are a goodly number in this vicinity, namely, Henry Warren, Fred Warren, Fred Tibbits, Mrs. Bertha Warren, Lillian Cornelius Tibbits, Dora Moss, and Elsie Rabbit.”

April 4, 1913 ARROW

Through a letter we learn that Elsie Rabbit is planning a visit to Carlisle during Commencement week.

March 27, 1914 ARROW