The Department of the Army has scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 8, as the start date to disinter the remains of three Northern Arapaho boys who died in the early 1880s while attending the Carlisle Indian Industrial School.
The notice of intended disinterment from the Carlisle Barracks Post Cemetery was published in the June 21 edition of the Federal Register. The Army National Military Cemeteries is honoring the requests of three families.
The remains of students Little Plume (a.k.a. Hayes Vanderbilt Friday), Little Chief (a.k.a. Dickens Nor) and Horse (a.k.a. Horace Washington) will be removed from the cemetery located along Claremont Road. ANMC will disinter, transfer custody, transport and reinter the remains in private cemeteries in Fremont County, Wyoming.
The 16 men had a gruesome job unearthing remains from a graveyard in the hot summer weather.
Lucy Pretty Eagle occupies a prominent spot in the folklore of Carlisle Barracks and among the tombstones of the post cemetery.