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1899 Carlisle Indian Industrial School

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During the 1899 season, the Carlisle Indians were led by first-year head coach Glenn “Pop” Warner and the team compiled a 9-2 record. The Indians outscored their opponents 383 to 46. The captain of the team was Martin Wheelock, Oneida, who was named to the 1899 New York Sun All American First Team. Wheelock was inducted in the athlete category of the inaugural 2022 NAIAHF.

The Carlisle Indians began playing football in 1893. They became a national powerhouse in their 25 year existence as a program and played a top national collegiate team schedule.

On December 25, 1899, the Carlisle Indians and University of California game was the first college football game played between teams from the east and west coasts. The only score was when Jonas Metoxen tackled a Cal player in the end zone for a safety.

Sept. 23
Gettysburg College

Sept. 30
Susquehanna University

Oct. 14
@ University of Pennsylvania

Oct. 21
Dickinson College

Oct. 28
@ Harvard University

Nov. 4
@ Hamilton College

Nov. 11
@ Princeton University

Nov. 25
Oberlin College

Nov. 30
@ Columbia University

Dec. 25
@ University of California

Dec. 26
@ Phoenix Indian School

The roster included (name; tribe; residence post-Carlisle; graduate class or departed year; profile if available); note: there may be others who were on the roster that are not listed and this induction entry will be updated:
Archiqette, Chauncey; Oneida; Pawhuska, OK; class of 1899
Baine, John; Sioux; Warwick, SD; class of 1901
Beaver, Frank; Winnebago; Winnebago, NE; class of 1901
Blackchief, Allen; Tonawanda Seneca; Akron, NY; departed in 1901
Burr, Sidney; Alaskan; Versailles, NY; departed in 1900
Campeau, Frank; Chippewa; N/A; departed in 1901
Dillon, Charles; Crow Creek Sioux; Wyola, MT; departed in 1904
Hare, Nelson; Seneca; Irving, NY; class of 1902
Hudson, Frank; Laguna Pueblo; Bucks County, PA; class of 1896; considered the greatest kicker in the beginning American football; two-time 1898 and 1899 Outing magazine All American; was an assistant coach with Carlisle from 1904 to 1906 becoming one of the first non-white coaches in college football history
Johnson, James E.; Stockbridge; class of 1901; first year player at Carlisle in 1899 and eventually was named a 1903 Walter Camp All American at Carlisle, played at Northwestern University in 1904-05 and came back as an assistant coach at Carlisle in 1906
Metoxen, Jonas; Oneida; West De Pere, WI; departed in 1900
Miller, Artie; Stockbridge; Gresham, WI; class of 1900; played halfback and also played professionally for the Homestead Library and Athletic Club being a part of the two-time 1900 and 1901 West Pennsylvania Pro Champions; was a member of the National Football League’s Pittsburg Stars 1902 Championship team
Pierce, Bemus; Seneca; N/A; check; three-time Carlisle football captain prior to the 1899 team; All American lineman in 1896; professional player; head coach of the University of Buffalo in 1899, and interim head coached at Carlisle College in 1906 while also coaching at Haskell Institute and was the head coach at Kenyon College in 1908-10
Pierce, Hawley; Seneca; Salamanca, NY; departed in 1904; played professional football after Carlisle
Redwater, Thaddeus; Cheyenne; Lame Deer, MT; departed in 1900
Roberts, Charles; Chippewa; Chicago, IL; departed in 1903
Rogers, Eddie; Chippewa; Walker, MN; class of 1897 and departed in 1901; named an All American in 1903; played on the University of Minnesota football team while earning his law degree; head coach at Carlisle in 1904 and St. Thomas College in St. Paul, MN in 1905-08
Scott, Frank; Seneca; Buffalo, NY; departed in 1905
Scrogg, Solomon; Seneca; Springfiled, MA; departed in 1901
Seneca, Isaac; Seneca; Erie County, NY; class of 1900; halfback was named as the first indigenous inductee in the 1899 College Football All American Team
Scholder, Joseph; Mission; Riverside, CA; departed in 1900
Scholder, William; San Dieganos Nation; N/A; class of 1906
Sickles, Caleb; Oneida; Tiffin, OH; class of 1898; studied to be a dentist practicing in Tiffin, OH for his career and was the football coach at Heidelberg College
Smith, Edwin; Clallam; Chemawa, OR; class of 1991
Warren, John B.; White Earth Chippewa; class of 1900
Wheelock, Martin; Oneida; Seymour, WI; class of 1902; inaugural 2022 NAIAHF induction page:
Wilde, Byron; Arickara; Elbowwoods, ND; departed October 19, 1899
Williams, Charles; Stockbridge; N/A; class of 1904
Sources: Wikipedia; Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center; Steckbeck. J.S. (1951). Fabulous Redmen: The Carlisle Indians and Their Famous Football Teams. J. Horace McFarland

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