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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Julian Student Information Card

Student information card of Julian, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on February 20, 1884.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Herbert (Yellow Sack) Student Information Card

Student information card of Herbert (Yellow Sack), 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

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.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Horace Student Information Card

Student information card of Horace, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on February 20, 1882.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Alice Wynn (Brave Killer) Student File

Student file of Alice Wynn, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on June 14, 1887. The file contains student information cards and a report after leaving indicating she was a housekeeper in Pine Ridge, South Dakota in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Thomas (He bear) Student Information Card

Student information card of Thomas (He bear), 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

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

Grace Cook (Crockery Face) Student File

Student file of Grace Cook, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on November 30, 1882 and departed on July 6, 1885. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving indicating she was a housewife in Wood, South Dakota in 1910.

Note: Cook actually first entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882, according to one of her student information cards. Therefore, this file seems to include only information about her second stay at the school.

Note: Cook was married to former student Norris Stranger Horse. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Louis Eagle Dog (Big Boy) Student File

Student file of Louis Eagle Dog (Big Boy), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879, and ultimately departed on June 14, 1887. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving that indicates Eagle Dog was working as a farmer in South Dakota in 1910.

Note: This file only contains information about Eagle Dog's second enrollment at the school. See student information cards for earlier enrollment.  

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

James (Whiteman) Student Information Card

Student information card of James (Whiteman), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on September 3, 1881.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Daniel Milk (Warrior) Student Information Card

Student information card of Daniel Milk (Warrior), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on July 6, 1885. The file indicates Milk was living in St. Charles, South Dakota in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Stephen Murray (Makes trouble in Front) Student Information Card

Student information card of Stephen Murray (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

Little Chief Student Information Card

Student information card 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 indicates Little Chief was living in Weatherford, Oklahoma in 1913.

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

Walter (Bullman) Student Information Card

Student information card of Walter (Bullman), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 23, 1880. The file indicates Walter was living in St. Francis, South Dakota in 1913 and 1915.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Zonie McKenzie Student Information Card

Student information card of Zonie McKenzie, 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

Amos Lone Hill Student Information Card

Student information card of Amos Lone Hill, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on July 6, 1885. The file indicates Lone Hill was living in Porcupine, South Dakota 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

Mary Student Information Card

Student information card of Mary, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on February 20, 1882.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Arnold (Runs after the moon) Student Information Card

Student information card of Arnold (Runs after the moon), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 23, 1880.: 

Note: In a letter describing the fist students to arrive, Pratt refers to this student as We-ka-wah and Runs after the Moon. His band is identified as Brule. 

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.

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

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

Ralph Iron Eagle Feather Student Information Card

Student information card of Ralph Iron Eagle Feather, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 14, 1887. The file indicates Iron Eagle Feather was married and living in Cut Meat, South Dakota in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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