Big Star, Rebecca

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Composite Images of the Carlisle Indian School

The handwritten note reads: CHOATE

The reverse side reads: Old Guard House    Capt. R. H. Pratt Supt.    Old Chapel.     Supt. Quarters.      Ass't Supt. Quarters     Small Boys' Quarters.     Hospital and Disiplinarian's Quarters      Rosa W....

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
First group of female students [version 1], 1879

Group portrait of the first female students at the school from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations, arriving on October 6, 1879. Matron Sarah Mather is standing at left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at right. 

This image appears in John N. Choate's Souvenir of the...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
First group of female students [version 2], 1879

Group portrait of the first female students, who came from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux Reservations on October 6, 1879. Matron Sarah Mather is standing at left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at left. 

Format: Stereograph
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Five female students [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of Alice Wynn (back left), Kisetta Roosevelt (back middle), Mabel Doanmoe (back right), Rebecca Big Star (front left), and Harriet Mary Elder (front right). All are wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Five female students [version 2], 1880

Studio portrait of Alice Wynn (back left), Kisetta Roosevelt (back middle), Mabel Doanmoe (back right), Rebecca Big Star (front left), and Harriet Mary Elder (front right). All are wearing school uniforms.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society dates this image to March, 1880. The...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Henry Thigh, Frank Twiss, Morgan (Young Bird), and Rebecca Big Star, 1879

Group portrait of Henry Thigh, Frank Twiss, Morgan (Young Bird), and Rebecca Big Star posed on the steps of a building, presumably on the school grounds. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society had previously identified the female sitter as Maud (Little Girl) based on...

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Rebecca Big Star (Wooden Ear Rings) Student Information Card

Student information card of Rebecca (Wooden Ear Rings), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882. She was later known as Rebecca Big Star.

Note: Big Star later reenrolled in the school, arriving on November 14, 1883 and...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Rebecca Big Star Student File

Student file of Rebecca Big Star, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on November 14, 1883 and departed on July 29, 1890. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving indicating she was a housewife in Wood, South Dakota in 1910.

Note: Other...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Rebecca Big Star Student Information Card

Student information card of Rebecca Big Star, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on July 29, 1890. The file indicates Big Star married Yellow Hawk.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Teacher Mary Hyde and eight female students [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of teacher Mary Hyde and eight female students. The students are: Ann Laura (back left), Hattie Long Wolf (back middle), Rebecca Big Star (back right), Alice Wynn (middle row left), Grace Cook (middle row right), Mabel Doanmoe (bottom left), Stella Berht (bottom center), and Ruth...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Teacher Mary Hyde and eight female students [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of teacher Mary Hyde and eight female students. The students are: Ann Laura (back left), Hattie Long Wolf (back middle), Rebecca Big Star (back right), Alice Wynn (middle row left), Grace Cook (middle row right), Mabel Doanmoe (bottom left), Stella Berht (bottom center), and Ruth...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 41)
May 20, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “BE CAREFUL,” followed by an account of how “Aunt Martha” nearly drowned near the Genoa School in Nebraska titled “AN INDIAN GIRL SAVED THE LIFE OF A TEACHER,” followed by a reprint from The Indian Citizen that extolled the competence of Indian boys...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
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