Chief Eagle, Ota

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Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Pine Ridge Agency, 1891

These materials include telegrams and a descriptive statement of students regarding 3 individuals sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Pine Ridge Agency of South Dakota. The telegrams indicate that Carlisle's superintendent, Richard Henry Pratt, travelled to Pine Ridge to select students...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Group of four young men, c.1883

Studio portrait of four young men, two seated, two standing behind them. The young men seated and standing on the left are wearing school uniforms, the two seated and standing on the left are in non-native clothing. 

Two students are identified as Ota Chief Eagle and Phillips Bob Tail....

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Ota Chief Eagle (Wanbli yatapika) Student Information Card

Student information card of Ota Chief Eagle (Wanbli yatapika), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on November 30, 1882 and departed on June 26, 1894. The file indicates Chief Eagle was living in Kyle, South Dakota in 1913.

Note: Although this card says Chief Eagle was 22...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ota Chief Eagle (Waubli gatapika) Student Information Cards

Student information card of Ota Chief Eagle (Waubli gatapika), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on November 30, 1882 and departed on July 29, 1890.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ota Chief Eagle Student File

Student file of Ota Chief Eagle. No entrance or departure dates are given, and no Nation is given. The file contains a returned student survey, a report after leaving, and a note from Chief Eagle to the school. The returned student survey from 1911 indicates that he attended high school after...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ota Chief Eagle, c.1883

Studio portrait of Ota Chief Eagle wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 24)
February 1, 1889

The first page began with an untitled poem that opened with the first line “We can never be too careful,” followed by “Which Would You Rather Be a Spider or a Fly? / The White Man Like a Spider,” an account of Mr. Seger’s description of the idiosyncrasies of language translation. It continued on...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
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