Black Bear, Thomas

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Albert Sitting Eagle and Thomas Blackbear, c.1888

Studio portrait of Albert Sitting Eagle (at left) and Thomas Blackbear (at right). Sitting Eagle is wearing a school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Graduating Class of 1894, 1894

Studio portrait of nine female and ten male students. 

The top caption reads: GRADUATING CLASS OF 1894, INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, CARLISLE, PA.

The lower caption reads: Flora Campbell, Alaskan. Howard Gansworth, Tuscarora. Thos. B. Bear, Sioux. Martha...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 39)
May 17, 1889

The first page began with a poem titled “Listen,” reprinted from Harper’s Bazaar, followed by the publication of a letter received from Dolly Gould (Nez Perce) on her work at the Ft. Lapwai School under the title “Appreciation.” Felix Iron Eagle Feather’s (Sioux) letter from his Outing...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Thomas Blackbear Student File

Student file of Thomas Blackbear, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 10, 1886, graduated in 1894, and departed on March 5, 1894. The file contains a student information card, former student response postcards, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving....

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Thomas Blackbear Student Information Card

Student information card of Thomas Blackbear, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 10, 1886 and departed on March 5, 1894. The card indicates that Blackbear graduated in 1894, had married former student Emma Bull Bonnet, and was living in Porcupine, South Dakota in...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Thomas Blackbear, c.1887

Studio portrait of Thomas Blackbear. Handwritten caption along side of image probably reads: Thomas Black Bear

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Twelve male Sioux students [version 1], c.1890

Studio portrait of twelve male students. The caption identifies them as being from the Pine Ridge Reservation. The caption for the Cumberland County Historicial Society's copy says they are "Pine Ridge Sioux" and identifies them as: 

Front row, seated: Thomas Black Bear, Alexander Man...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Twelve male Sioux students [version 2], c.1890

Studio portrait of twelve male students. The caption says they are "Pine Ridge Sioux" and identifies them as: 

Front row, seated: Thomas Black Bear, Alexander Man Above, Charles Smith, Andrew Beard, Herbert Good Boy, Robert Horse, and Phillip White.

Back row, standing: Samuel Dion...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Twenty-two students, c.1887

Studio portrait of three male students and nineteen female students. 

Students Thomas Blackbear and Henry Standing Bear are probably in the group. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Request of Thomas Black Bear to be Reinstated as Teacher
December 21, 1895 - December 30, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Thomas Black Bear to W. N. Hailmann requesting that he be reinstated as a school teacher on the Pine Ridge Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Former Carlisle Students for Vacant Indian Service Positions
June 11, 1896

Alfred John Standing provides a report on former Carlisle Indian School to W. N. Hailmann for open positions in the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Provides Recommendations for Dion and Black Bear
March 29, 1897

Alfred John Standing provides a recommendation for Samuel Dion and Thomas Black Bear to W. N. Hailmann.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Student Recruitment Not Working for Non-Reservation Boarding Schools
December 3, 1900 - December 19, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the current system of student recruitment for non-reservation boarding schools is not working. Pratt forwards two letters detailing the difficulties of his employees in gathering parties of students as well as the reluctance of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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