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 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 Anadarkio, Oklahoma in 1914.

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

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

Marshall Hand (Little Wolf) Student Information Card

Student information card of Marshall Hand (Little Wolf), 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

Samuel High Bear (High Bear) Student File

Student file of Samuel High Bear (High Bear), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on December 15, 1884. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving indicating High Bear was working as a farmer in St. Francis, South Dakota in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lucy Day Student Information Card

Student information card of Lucy Day, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on March 27, 1889. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Julian (Cook in Guts) Student File

Student file of Julian (Cook in Guts), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879, and ultimately departed on February 20, 1884. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards.

Note: In this file the student is identified as both Julian (Cook in Guts) and Julian (Whistler).

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Luther Standing Bear (Kills Plenty) Student File

Student file of Luther Standing Bear, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on July 6, 1885. The file contains a student information card, former student response postcards, news clippings, correspondence, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving indicating he was working as a clerk in a store in Sioux City, Iowa in 1913.

Note: These documents were found in two separate folders at the U.S. National Archives: RG 75_Series 1327_box 60_folder 3019 and RG 75_Series 1327_box 37_folder 1810.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Paul Black Bear (Makes Himself Run) Student File

Student file of Paul Black Bear (Makes himself run), 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 reentered. The file contains student information cards and a report after leaving indicating that he was living in Allen, South Dakota in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Emma Student Information Card

Student information card of Emma, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 23, 1888. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lulu Bridgeman Student Information Card

Student information card of Lulu Bridgeman, 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

Robert American Horse (Cut Ears) Student File

Student file of Robert American Horse (Cut Ears), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on June 14, 1887. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains a student information card, a trade/position record card, a report after leaving, a returned student survey and a news clipping. The file indicates American Horse stockman in Manderson, South Dakota in 1910 and a farmer in Kyle, South Dakota in 1912.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Nellie Student Information Card

Student information card of Nellie, 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

Stephen (Makes trouble in front) Student Information Card

Student information card of Stephen (Makes trouble in front), 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

Vincent Stranger Horse (Loves his Country) Student File

Student file of Vincent Stranger Horse (Loves his Country), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879, and ultimately departed on June 14, 1887. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards that list three outings.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Amos Lone Hill Student File

Student file of Amos Lone Hill, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on July 6, 1885. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, a returned student survey, a former student response postcard, a news clipping, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Lone Hill was married, farming, and raising stock in Porcupine, South Dakota in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Austin Holy Bear (Wind Blows) Student File

Student file of Austin Holy Bear (Wind Blows), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on February 20, 1882. The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving that indicates Holy Bear was raising stock in Cut Meat, South Dakota in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lewis Eagle Dog (Big Boy) Student Information Card

Student information card of Lewis Eagle Dog (Big Boy), 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

Winnie Student Information Card

Student information card of Winnie, 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

Edward (Behind) Student Information Card

Student information card of Edward (Behind), 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

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

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.

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

Grace (Crockery Face) Student Information Card

Student information card of 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

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 leaving, and a former student response postcard that indicates Spotted Tail was working as a farmer in Cut Meat, South Dakota in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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