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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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

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

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

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

Rebecca Big Star Student File

Student file of Rebecca Big Star, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on November 14, 1883 and departed on July 29, 1890. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving indicating she was a housewife in Wood, South Dakota in 1910.

Note: Other records show Big Star had previously attended the school, arriving first on Octobter 6, 1879. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Edward Little (Behind) Student Information Card

Student information card of Edward Little (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

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

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

Vincent Stranger Horse (Loves his Country) Student Information Card

Student information card of Vincent Stranger Horse (Loves his Country), 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

Geoffrey Chips (Runs in the Clouds) Student Information Card

Student information card of Geoffrey Chips (Runs in the Clouds), 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 Highbear Student Information Card

Student information card of Samuel Highbear, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on December 15, 1884. The file indicates Highbear was living in St. Francis, South Dakota in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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