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Emanuel Powless Student File

Student file of Emanuel Powless, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on August 30, 1889 and departed on March 12, 1900. The file contains a former student response post card, a trade/position record card, returned student surveys, letters/correspondence, a newspaper clipping, and a report after leaving indicating that after his time in Carlisle, Powless served in the Army during the Spanish-American war, married Lydia Wheelock, farmed in West DePere, Wisconsin and served as the Town Clerk of Oneida in 1917.

Note: In this file the student is referred to by the given names Emanuel and Emmanuel, and by the surnames Powless, Powles, Powlass, and Powlas. A family memeber has indicated that Powless is the correct spelling.

Note: One of Emanuel Powless' documents was originally found filed at the U.S. National Archives in the folder of another student; Purcell Powlas, NARA_RG 75_Series 1327_box 147_folder 5703.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lydia Powlass Student File

Student file of Lydia Powlass, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 21, 1890 and departed on June 17, 1895. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving that indicates that Powlass was married to William Swamp and was working as a housekeeper in West De Pere, Wisconsin in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lydia Powlass Student Information Card

Student information card of Lydia Powlass (here Powlas), a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 21, 1890 and departed on June 17, 1895. The file indicates that Powlass married William Swamp.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lydia Wheelock Student Information Card

Student information card of Lydia Wheelock, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on August 26, 1899 and departed on October 8, 1904. The file indicates that Wheelock graduated in 1904, married Emanuel Powlas, and was living in West Depere, Wisconsin.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration