National Archives and Records Administration: Student Files

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Alice Wynn Student Information Card

Student information card of Alice Wynn (here Alice Wynn Lonebear), 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

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

Mary (Brings a Woman) Student File

Student file of Mary, 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.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Valentine McKenzie Student File

Student file of Valentine McKenzie, 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 that indicates McKenzie was working as a farmer in 1910 in Wood, South Dakota.

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.

Note: Lulu Bridgeman was also known as Mary Bridgeman.

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.

Note: Mather appears to have taken or been given the name of school employee Sarah Mather. She married interpreter Charles Tackett and so is also known as Sarah Tackett.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Gilbert (Short Leg) Student Information Card

Student information card of Gilbert (Short Leg), 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

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.

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

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

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 while attending the school. He was buried in the cemetery on the school grounds.

Note: In a letter describing the first students to arrive, Pratt refers to this student as Sunka-wa-ken-ktah and One That Kills Horse. The student's band is identified as Brule. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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

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.

Note: Three Stars married fellow student Jennie Dubray.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Ernest (Knocks Off) Student Information Card

Student information card of Ernest (Knocks Off), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and died on December 14, 1880. Ernest was buried in the cemetery on the school grounds.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

James (White Man) Student Information Card

Student information card of James White Man (here 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

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

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

Cecil (Red Medicine) Student Information Card

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

Note: While this card has Cecil's cause of departure as "death," that is not included in his other information card and so far we cannot confirm that he died at the school. No other information yet discovered mentions his death at the school. It seems likely he died after leaving (perhaps soon after leaving), and the word "dead" was written on other cards and mistakenly transferred to this one as the cause of departure. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Edward Little Student File

Student file of Edward Little, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882. The file contains a returned student survey and a report after leaving that indicates Little was working as a farmer in White Lake, South Dakota in 1910.

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.

Note: Murray may have been the father of Wallace Murray who enrolled at the school in 1917.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Henry Roman Nose Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Henry Roman Nose (here just Roman Nose), a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on September 18, 1883.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Agnes (White Cow) Student Information Card

Student information card of Agnes (White Cow), 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

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

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.

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

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

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