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Okodakiciye wakan tadowan kin : hymnal according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the missions among the Dakotas of the Missionary District of South Dakota

Title:
Hymnal according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the missions among the Dakotas
Dakota-English hymnal
Hymnal with tunes and chants ; DSI
Editor:
Cook, Joseph Witherspoon 1836-1902  Search this
Cleveland, William Joshua 1845-1910  Search this
Cook, Charles Smith 1855-1892  Search this
Compiler:
Hare, William Hobart 1838-1909  Search this
Subject:
Episcopal Church Hymns  Search this
Physical description:
4 unnumbered pages, 172 pages, 4 unnumbered pages, 240 pages ; 14 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Hymns
Texts
Date:
1902
Topic:
Hymns, Dakota  Search this
Dakota language--Texts  Search this
Yankton dialect--Texts  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1101650

Septima V. Koehler collection

Creator:
Koehler, Septima, 1848-1918  Search this
Names:
St. Elizabeth's School (Wakpala, S.D.)  Search this
Deloria, Philip Joseph  Search this
Hare, William Hobart, 1838-1909  Search this
Extent:
39 Photographic prints
0.4 Linear feet (1 Document Box)
Culture:
Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)  Search this
Sicangu Lakota [Rosebud Sioux]  Search this
Wahpetonwan Dakota (Wahpeton Sioux)  Search this
Nakota (Yankton Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Rosebud Indian Reservation (S.D.)
Standing Rock Indian Reservation (N.D. and S.D.)
South Dakota
Date:
1890-1905
Summary:
The Septima Koehler collection includes photographic prints, correspondence and student papers that document Septima's work as a mission teacher for the Episcopal Church in South Dakota from around 1895 to 1905. Koehler taught Sicangu Lakota students at St. Mary's Mission School on the Rosebud Reservation and Hunkpapa Lakota students at St. Elizatbeth's Mission School on the Standing Rock Reservation.
Scope and Contents:
The Septima Koehler collection includes photographic prints, letters, essays and student papers that documents Septima's work as a mission teacher for the Episcopal Church in South Dakota from around 1895 to 1905. The collection has been divided into two series, Series 1: St. Mary's Mission School, circa 1895 and Series 2: St. Elizabeth's Mission School, circa 1899-1905. Series 1 includes photographic prints shot at St. Mary's Mission School on the Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota. Septima Koehler taught there in the early to mid-1890s but it is unclear when the photographs were taken since the photographer is unknown. The majority of the photographs in the collection were shot at St. Elizabeth's Mission School in Wakpala on the Standing Rock Reservation, South Dakota which are a part of Series 2. These were taken between 1899 and 1902 and several include shots of Septima Koehler herself which suggest they were shot by someone who knew her. There are also a number of portraits of Lakota students who attended the school, some identified with names on the backs of the photographs, including members of the Deloria family among others. There is also a group portrait from the 1903 teacher institute held at Standing Rock organized by A.O. Wright, Supervisor of Indian Schools. In addition to the photographs, there are essays and lesson plans written by Koehler, a letter from Septima Koehler to her sister Aurora from 1902 describing the start of the school year and student papers and work sheets produced by the Native American students (mostly Hunkpapa Lakota) attending the school as well as a student roll book. There are also name and receipt books from Koehler's work with the "Babies' Branch", a missionary outfit that raised money specifically for children.

The majority of the photographic prints in this collection are silver gelatin and most of the St. Elizabeth's photographs are both circular and matted. The prints have catalog numbers P19485-P19523.
Arrangement:
Arranged in two series; Series 1: St. Mary's Mission School, circa 1895 and Series 2: St. Elizabeth's Mission School, circa 1899-1905.
Biographical / Historical:
Septima Koehler (1848-1918) was one of seven children born to Herman and Aurore Koehler in Indiana. Both Septima and her sister Aurora worked as schoolteachers in southeasters Indiana from 1867 to about 1890 when the sisters began their mission work for the Episcopal Church. Around 1895 Septima was appointed by Bishop William Hobart Hare to teach at St. Mary's Mission School on the Rosebud Reservation while Aurora took a job as a librarian in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Only a few years later, around 1899, she was appointed to St. Elizabeth's mission school on the Standing Rock reservation where she taught under Principal Mary E. Francis. In addition to her teaching duties, Koehler also lectured on the importance of health and hygiene at reservation boarding schools, participating in the 1903 Standing Rock Institute organizing by A.O. Wright, supervisor of Indian Schools for the department of the Interior.

Between 1906 and 1908, the Koehler sisters moved to Nashville Tennessee to work within the African American community and from 1908-1909 they worked in a mill in LaGrange, Georgia. Septima died in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1918 from pneumonia.
Related Materials:
The Hutchings-Koehler Family Papers, 1699–1916, can be found in the Manuscript and Visual Collections Department William Henry Smith Memorial Library Indiana Historical Society. This includes correspondence and notebooks from Septima Koehler during this same time period in South Dakota.
Separated Materials:
Archaeological and ethnographic plains materials collected by Septima Koehler and inherited by her great-niece Elizabeth Kelemen can be found in the NMAI ethnographic collections. They have catalog numbers 23/8260 – 23/8319. There are also 14 sketches from St. Mary's Mission students with catalog numbers 25/1093 – 25/1101.
Provenance:
Donated to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in 1970 by Pal and Elizabeth Zulauf Kelemen. Elizabeth Kelemen was the great-niece of Septima Koehler.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Topic:
Women in the Episcopal Church  Search this
Education -- Mission School  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Notebooks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence)
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Septima Koehler Collection (NMAI.AC.319), Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.319
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Septima V. Koehler collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-319
Additional Online Media:

Report of the commissioners appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to examine the Red Cloud and Whetstone Indian Agencies

Author:
United States Board of Indian Commissioners  Search this
Hare, William Hobart 1838-1909  Search this
Subject:
United States Office of Indian Affairs Red Cloud Agency  Search this
United States Office of Indian Affairs Whetstone Agency  Search this
Physical description:
50 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Dakota Territory
Date:
1874
Call number:
E78.D2 U56 1874
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_500142

Glimpses into the life of the Indian schools in South Dakota, by Bishop Hare

Author:
Hare, William Hobart 1838-1909  Search this
Episcopal Church Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society  Search this
Physical description:
15, [1] p. illus. 18 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
South Dakota
Date:
1908
1908]
Topic:
Education  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_500747

Indian missions : Protestant Episcopal Church : letter from Bishop Hare

Author:
Hare, William Hobart 1838-1909  Search this
Subject:
Episcopal Church  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill. ; 17 x 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
South Dakota
Date:
1899
Topic:
Education  Search this
Missions--Educational work  Search this
Boarding schools  Search this
Call number:
E97.5 .H275 1899
E97.5.H275 1899
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_436302

A Hand-book of the church's mission to the Indians; in memory of William Hobart Hare, an apostle to the Indians

Author:
Lane, Elizabeth H  Search this
Markoe, Matilda  Search this
Schulte, Julia Low (Nelson) 1853-  Search this
Church Missions Publishing Company  Search this
Subject:
Hare, William Hobart 1838-1909  Search this
Episcopal Church Missions  Search this
Physical description:
333 p. front., illus., plates, ports., map. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1914
[c1914]
Topic:
Missions  Search this
Call number:
E98.M6H23X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_263069

The church in story and pageant. Indian tribes and missions; a handbook of general history of theNorth American Indians, early missionary efforts, and missions of the Episcopal church

Author:
Hare, William Hobart 1838-1909  Search this
Church Missions Publishing Company, Hartford  Search this
Subject:
Episcopal Church Missions  Search this
Physical description:
6 p. l., [3]-39, 37, 49, 53, 17, 37 p. plates, ports., map, facsim. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1926
[c1926]
Topic:
Missions  Search this
Call number:
E98.M6H24X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_263070

The life and labors of Bishop Hare, apostle to the Sioux, by M. A. De Wolfe Howe

Author:
Hare, William Hobart 1838-1909  Search this
Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe) 1864-1960  Search this
Physical description:
6 p. l., 3-417 p. front., plates, ports. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1911
Call number:
BX5995.H3A3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_263625

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