Sioux: Student Files

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Geoffrey Chips (Runs in the Clouds) Student Information Card

Student information card of Geoffrey Chips (here just Geoffrey) (Runs in the Clouds), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882.

Note: Although the spelling on this card shows the last name as Chips, family members indicate that the proper spelling is Chipps. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Andrew Student Information Card

Student information card of Andrew, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on August 20, 1880.

Note: In a letter describing the first students to arrive, Pratt refers to this student as Tawchcankala and His Shield. The student is identified in other school records as Andrew (His Shield).

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

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 is also known as Sarah Tackett.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Rose Student Information Card

Student information card of Rose, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and died on April 29, 1881. She was buried in the cemetry on the school grounds. 

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

Alvan (One that Kills Horse) Student Information Card

Student information card of Alvan (One that Kills Horse), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and died on March 29, 1882. Alvan was buried in the cemetery on the school grounds.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Stella Berht Student Information Card

Student information card of Stella Berht, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 14, 1887.

Note: Berht was also known as Stella Chasing Hawk. 

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

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

Ruth (Looking Woman) Student Information Card

Student information card of Ruth (Looking Woman) (identified here as Ruth Big Head), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882.

Note: This student is identified in other school documentation as Ruth (Looking Woman). She was the daugther of Big Head. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Ralph Iron Eagle Feather (War Bonnet) Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Ralph Iron Eagle Feather (War Bonnet), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on June 14, 1887.

Note: Iron Eagle Feather married fellow student Julia Good Voice (also known as Julia Iron Eagle Feather). They were the parents of Lydia Biddle Iron Eagle Feather.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Dennis (Strikes First) Student Information Card

Student information card of Dennis (Strikes First), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and died on January 19, 1881. Dennis was buried in the cemetery on the school grounds.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Arthur Two Strike (Rain Water) Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Arthur Two Strike (Rain Water), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on June 22, 1886.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Zonie McKenzie Student File

Student file of Zonie McKenzie, a member of the Brule 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 Wood, South Dakota in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Hugh (Running Horse) Student File

Student file of Hugh (Running Horse), 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

Horace (White Whirlwind) Student Information Card

Student information card of Horace (White Whirlwind), 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

Agnes (White Cow) Student File

Student file of Agnes, 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 infromation card. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Dennis (Strikes First) Student Information Card

Student information card of Dennis (Strikes First), a member of the Sioux Nation who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and died on January 19, 1881 while attending the school.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Morgan (Young Bird) Student Information Card

Student information card of Morgan (Young Bird), 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

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

Cecil (Red Medicine) Student Information Cards

Student information card of Cecil (Red Medicine), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on September 18, 1883.

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.

Note: It is not indicated on this card, but Lucy Day left Carlisle after her first three-year term in June 1882, but then re-entered in January 1889, staying less than three months before leaving for that same March.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Rebecca Big Star Student Information Card

Student information card of Rebecca Big Star, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on July 29, 1890. The file indicates Big Star married Yellow Hawk.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Edgar Fire Thunder Student File

Student file of Edgar Fire Thunder, a member of the Sioux nation, who enetered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed the school on October 21, 1884. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains a student information card, a letter, a trade position/record card, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Fire Thunder was an assistant farmer in the Indian Service and a ranchman in Allen, South Dakota in 1911.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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