Read the following excerpt from the newspaper article and answer the questions below:
"There were at the Cheyenne school two girls, half-breeds. Ellen and Nettie Hansel, and their brother Willie. These children were very desirous of going to Carlisle. Agent Miles declined to send them because he desired to give this privilege to those only who were of pure Indian blood. The children were spoken of in the highest terms by the agent and by all who knew them. Their mother is dead. I asked and recieved from the agent permission to bring the girls with me."
What type of document is this?
What tribe does Ellen belong to?
Does she have any family?
Was she forced to go to the Carlisle Indian School?
How did Lippincott describe Ellen and her siblings? Why did Agent Miles initially decline to send them to Carlisle?
What are some possible concerns to be aware of when analyzing this document? (hint: the newspaper was published by the Indian School)
Does this document raise any questions for you about Ellen?