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Albert Simpson (Spotted Tail) Student Information Card

Student information card of Albert Simpson (Spotted Tail), a member of the Arikara Nation, who entered the school on November 3, 1901 and departed on April 6, 1907. The file indicates Simpson had graduated in 1907, studied blacksmithing, and was living in Elbowoods, North Dakota in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Albert Simpson (Spotted Tail) Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Albert Simpson (Spotted Tail), a member of the Arikara Nation, who entered the school on November 3, 1901 and ultimately graduated in 1907, departing on April 6, 1907.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 2, No. 1)
August 1881

Page one opened with Lapi Oaye talking about the school system in America and how it is beneficial to Indian and while children alike. Page two had a bit on the humor of incorrectly spelled names, followed by an Article written by E.G.P. on increasing the time Indians spend in both office and...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Five Sioux chiefs with two interpreters, c.1880

Portrait of five Sioux chiefs posed with two white interpreters on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. The chiefs are Black Crow, Two Strike, White Thunder, Spotted Tail, and Iron Wing. The interpreters are Louis Robideau and Charles Tackett. 

Note: The Cumberland County...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Gertrude Spotted Tail Student Information Card

Student information card of Gertrude Spotted Tail, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on November 30, 1882 and departed on August 31, 1883. She died while on outing, and was buried in Byberry Quaker Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Gertrude Spotted Tail Student Information Card

Student information card of Gertrude Spotted Tail (here Gertrude S. Tail), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on November 30, 1882, and departed on August 31, 1883.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Indian Chiefs who visited the Carlisle Indian School [version 1], c.1881

The caption reads: Noted Indian Chiefs.

The printed note on the reverse side reads: NOTED INDIAN CHIEFS Who have visited the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. Spotted Tail, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Indian Chiefs who visited the Carlisle Indian School [version 2] c.1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: NOTED INDIAN CHIEFS Who have visited the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. Spotted Tail, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
2. Iron Wing, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota....

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Max Spotted Tail (Talks with Bears) Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Max Spotted Tail (Talks with Bears), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on July 14, 1885.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Oliver Spotted Tail (Bugler, Pulls) Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Oliver Spotted Tail (Bugler, Pulls), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on April 10, 1883.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Our Boys and Girls, 1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: OUR BOYS AND GIRLS At the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. White Buffalo, Cheyenne, I. T.
2. Mittie Houston, Wichita, I. T.
3. Samuel Townsend, Pawnee, I. T....

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Pollock Spotted Tail (Little Scout, Comes from the Scout) Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Pollock Spotted Tail (Little Scout, Comes from the Scout), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on June 27, 1887.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Richard Henry Pratt and Chief Spotted Tail with the "Quaker Ladies" [version 1], 1880

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt and Chief Spotted Tail with Rebecca T. Haines (standing at left), Susan Longstreth (standing in center), and Mary Anna Longstreth (standing at rear right). The Longstreths and Haines were known as the "Quaker Ladies." All are posed on the bandstand on the school...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Richard Henry Pratt and Chief Spotted Tail with the "Quaker Ladies" [version 2], 1880

Richard Henry Pratt and Chief Spotted Tail with Rebecca T. Haines (standing at left), Susan Longstreth (standing in center), and Mary Anna Longstreth (standing at far right) posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. The Longstreths and Haines were from Philadelphia and were known as "the...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Sarah Mather (Red Road) Student File

Student file of Sarah Mather, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 23, 1880. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving indicating she was a housewife in Rosebud, South Dakota in 1910.

Note: Mather...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sarah Mather Student Information Card

Student information card of Sarah Mather, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 23, 1880.

Note: Mather appears to have taken or been given the name of school employee Sarah Mather. She was married to interpreter Charles Tackett and so...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School, 1902
1902

A souvenir booklet from the Carlisle Indian School, published for their 23rd year.  A short description of the aims and goals of the school is presented.  Images of students as they first arrived, as well as important visiting chiefs, are given, as are before and after images including those of...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Spotted Tail after his return from Washington [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Spotted Tail, a Sioux chief, described as being "after his return from Washington." 

Note: This image was sold by photographer J.N. Choate (#23 on the list of photos being sold). It is here that it is described as being "after his return from Washington." 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Spotted Tail after his return from Washington [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Spotted Tail, a Sioux chief, described as being "after his return from Washington." 

Note: This image was sold by photographer J.N. Choate (#23 on his list of photos being sold). It is there that it is described as "after his return from Washington." 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Spotted Tail and Iron Wing, c.1880

Studio portrait of Spotted Tail and Iron Wing, Sioux chiefs. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-013a and CS-CH-043. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Spotted Tail, c.1880

Studio portrait of Spotted Tail, a Sioux chief. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-018c and CS-CH-037a.1-.2. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
William Spotted Tail Student File

Student file of William Spotted Tail (Stays at Home), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879, and departed on June 23, 1880. The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, correspondence about returning his land patent, a report after...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William Spotted Tail Student Information Card

Student information card of William Spotted Tail, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 23, 1880. The file indicates Spotted Tail was living in Cut Meat, South Dakota in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on First Party of Children Brought to the Carlisle Indian School
November 13, 1879

Captain Richard Henry Pratt writes to Ezra H. Hayt, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, regarding the first group of Sioux, Ponca, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, Wichita, Seminole, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe children and young adults brought to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt offers a detailed description...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return the Bodies of Ernest White Thunder and Maud Swift Bear
December 27, 1880

The parents of Ernest White Thunder and Maud Swift Bear request that their bodies be returned to them in order to have them buried near their homes. They note that while Richard Henry Pratt sent them frequent letters they were not aware that their children were near death and are now unable to...

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

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