Student Files

The Student Files section of the website features digitized copies of paper records on individual students at the school. These records were maintained by the administrative offices at the school during its years of operation. A variety of personal information about each student may be found within these files, including family background, age, height and weight. Files may also include information about admission and dates of attendance, outings, health, school activities, and life after separation from the school. A guide to the types of documents typically found among these files can be found here. Today these records are preserved at the U. S. National Archives within Record Group 75, Entry numbers 1327 through 1330.

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Charles Ohettoint Student Information Card

Student information card of Charles Ohettoint, a member of the Kiowa Nation, who entered the school on September 10, 1879 and departed on June 29, 1880. The file indicates Ohettoint was living in Anadarko, Oklahoma in 1914.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Charles Oheltoint Student File

Student file of Charles Oheltoint, a member of the Kiowa Nation, who entered the school on September 10, 1879, and departed on June 29, 1880.  The file contains a student information card, a former student response postcard, and a report after leaving indicating that Oheltoint was farming in Anadarko, Oklahoma in 1914.

Note: Oheltoint also goes by the name Charley Buffalo in the record.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Ruth (Looking Woman) Student File

Student file of Ruth, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882. The file contains a student information card.

Note: This student is identified in other school documentation as Ruth Big Head. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Frederick Student Information Card

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

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Luther Standing Bear (Ota Kte) Student Information Card

Student information card of Luther Standing Bear (Ota Kte), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on July 6, 1885. The file indicates Standing Bear was living in Sioux City, Iowa in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Guy (Bear Don't Scare) Student Information Card

Student information card of Guy (Bear Don't Scare), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Thomas (He Bear) Student File

Student file of Thomas (He Bear), 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.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Maggie Stands Looking Student Information Card

Student information card of Maggie Stands Looking, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on November 19, 1884.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Robert American Horse (Cut Ears) Student Information Card

Student information card of Robert American Horse (Cut Ears) (here written as Cut Ear), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 14, 1887. The file indicates American Horse was living in Kyle, South Dakota in 1913 and Manderson, South Dakota in 1914.

Note: In a letter describing the first students to arrive at the school, Pratt refers to this student as Makpaksa and Cut Ears. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Louis Eagle Dog (Big Boy) Student Information Card

Student information card of Louis Eagle Dog (Big Boy), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 14, 1887.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Paul Black Bear (Makes Himself Run) Student Information Card

Student information card of Paul Black Bear (Makes Himself Run), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on July 6, 1888.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Baldwin Blue Horse (Takes his own) Student File

Student file of Baldwin Blue Horse (Takes his own), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on July 6, 1888. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and re-entered. The file contains student information cards and a report after leaving indicating that Blue Horse was working as a laborer in Pine Ridge, South Dakota in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Clarence Three Stars (Packs the Dog) Student Information Card

Student information card of Clarence Three Stars (Packs the Dog), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on October 6, 1884. The file indicates Three Stars was married and living in Martin, South Dakota in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Grace Cook (Crockery Face) Student Information Card

Student information card of Grace Cook (here just Grace) (Crockery Face), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Maggie (Stands Looking) Student File

Student file of Maggie, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on November 19, 1884. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving indicating she was working as a housekeeper in Kyle, South Dakota in 1910.

Note: In a letter regarding the first students to arrive, Pratt refers to her as Ahitonwan Napu and Stands Looking. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

George Hollow Horned Bear (Little Man) Student Information Card

Student information card of George Hollow Horned Bear (Little Man), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on July 6, 1885.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Frank Twiss Student File

Student File of Frank Twiss, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on February 14, 1884. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains a former student response postcard, student information cards and a report after leaving indicating he was a rancher in Porcupine, South Dakota in 1910.

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

Koba Student File

Student file of Koba, a member of the Kiowa Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on September 10, 1880. The file contains a student information card.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Guy (Bear Don't Scare) Student Information Card

Student information card of Guy (Bear Don't Scare), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Little Chief Student File

Student file of Little Chief, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879, and departed on January 26, 1880.  The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving that indicates that he was farming in 1910 in Weatherford, Oklahoma.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Ernest Student Information Card

Student information card of Ernest, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and died on December 14, 1880 while attending the school.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Raymond Stewart Student File

Student file of Raymond Stewart, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879, and ultimately departed on July 8, 1889. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, photographs, letters/correspondence related to the American Indian Association and Stewart's reflection on his time at Carlisle, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Stewart was a painter in Rosebud, South Dakota in 1910 and living in Rosebud, South Dakota in 1912.

Note: In this file the student is identified as both Raymond White Bull and Raymond Stewart.

Note: It is likely that Stewart married fellow student Amy Crowdog. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Nathan (Ear) Student Information Card

Student information card of Nathan (Ear), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on August 21, 1880.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Duke (Frog) Student Information Card

Student information card of Duke (Frog), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on September 3, 1891.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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