Bent, Ada

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Ada Bent Student Information Card

Student information card of Ada Bent, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on September 6, 1880 and departed on July 1, 1882. The file indicates that Bent was married to Robert Burns.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ada Bent Student Information Card

Student information card of Ada Bent, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on September 6, 1880 and departed on July 1, 1882.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
The School News (Vol. 1, No. 11)
April 1881

The opening article was written by Michael Burns (Apache), and focused on “The Indian Question.” In it he explains how many Indians falsely believe that white men are wiser simply because they are born white, and argues that their wisdom comes not from their skin color, but from more easily...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Ada Bent, c.1881

Studio portrait of Ada Bent wearing school uniform. A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Ada Bent.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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