National Archives and Records Administration: Student Files

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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

Edgar Fire Thunder (White Man) Student Information Card

Student information card of Edgar (White Man), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on September 18, 1883.

Note: Edgard was readmitted to the school on November 14, 1883 under the name Edgar Fire Thunder. He ultimately departed on October 21, 1884.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

William Spotted Tail Student File

Student file of William Spotted Tail (Stays at Home), 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, a returned student survey, correspondence about returning his land patent, a report after leaving, and a former student response postcard that indicates Spotted Tail was working as a farmer in Cut Meat, South Dakota in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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

Robert American Horse (Cut Ears) Student Information Card

Student information card of Robert American Horse (Cut Ears) (here written as Cut Ear), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 14, 1887. The file indicates American Horse was living in Kyle, South Dakota in 1913 and Manderson, South Dakota in 1914.

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

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Louis Eagle Dog (Big Boy) Student Information Card

Student information card of Louis Eagle Dog (Big Boy), 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

Rose (Red Rose) Student Information Card

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

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Joe Taylor (Joe Sin ta) Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Joe Taylor (Joe Sin ta), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on June 17, 1884.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Emma (Plenty Aunt) Student Information Card

Student information card of Emma (Plenty Aunt), 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

Ida (Shoes) Student Information Card

Student information card of Ida (Shoes), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 23, 1880.

Note: Information in other student records says Ida departed on June 23, 1883. That is probably an error.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Rebecca Big Star (Wooden Ear Rings) Student Information Card

Student information card of Rebecca (Wooden Ear Rings), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882. She was later known as Rebecca Big Star.

Note: Big Star later reenrolled in the school, arriving on November 14, 1883 and ultimtely departed on July 29, 1890.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Paul Black Bear (Makes Himself Run) Student Information Card

Student information card of Paul Black Bear (Makes Himself Run), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on July 6, 1888.

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

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

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

Reuben Quick Baer (Kills the Enemy) Student Information Card

Student information card of Reuben Quick Bear (Kills the Enemy), 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

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

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

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

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

Norman (Wants to be Chief) Student Information Card

Student information card of Norman (Wants to be Chief), 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

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

Winnie (White Woman) Student Information Card

Student information card of Winnie (White Woman), 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

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

Samuel High Bear Student Information Card

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

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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