Bull Bear, Oscar

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Indian School students and staff working on roof of a building, 1880

Indian School students Amos Lone Hill, Joseph Gun, Philip (Kills), Ellwood Dorian, Carlos, Walter Matches, Oscar Bull Bear, and Ralph Iron Eagle Feather and staff members Samuel Wetzel and E.B. Strait working on the roof of one of the school buildings.

Note: The Cumberland County...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Oscar Bull Bear Student File

Student file of Oscar Bull Bear, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on October 27, 1879, and ultimately departed on September 15, 1885.  The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered.  The file contains student information cards, correspondence,...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Oscar Bull Bear Student Information Card

Student information card of Oscar Bull Bear, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on October 27, 1879 and departed on September 15, 1885. The file indicates Bull Bear was living in Clinton, Oklahoma in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 15)
November 20, 1885

The first page opened with a poem titled "Suppose," followed by a story by P.B. called, "An Indian Story" about using the powers of observation to identify a thief. The other items on the page were two short geography queries. Page two recounted national news items including the hanging of Louis...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Red Man (Vol. 4, No.6)
February 1912

William B. Freer wrote about the second annual Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho Fair held in Watonga. He mentioned that between 2,000 and 2,500 Cheyenne and Arapaho attended the fair. Some of the events discussed were religious services; a lecture on tuberculosis and trachoma; and numerous...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Young Bull Bear, Oscar Bull Bear, and Richard Davis, 1879

Studio portrait of Young Bull Bear, a Cheyenne chief, with students Oscar Bull Bear and Richard Davis. 

Note: Previous interpretation of the handwritten caption on the plate says that Richard Davis was also called Thunderbird, and the date of the photograph is 1879. 

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