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David (Kills Without Wounding) Student File

Student file of David (Kills Without Wounding), 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: David is also known as David Blue Teeth.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

David (Kills Without Wounding) Student Information Card

Student information card of David (Kills Without Wounding), 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

Anna Laura (Pretty Woman) Student Information Card

Student information card of Anna Laura (Pretty Woman), 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

Hope Blue Teeth Student Information Card

Student information card of Hope Blue (Yellow Ear), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882.

Note: Hope became known as Hope Blue Teeth at the school. She later reenrolled at the school on November 14, 1883, leaving on July 8, 1889. She married student Frank Lock.

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

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

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

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

Marshall Bad Milk (Little Wolf) Student Information Card

Student information card of Marshall, son of Bad Milk, (Little Wolf), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882.

Note: This student is known as Marshall, Marshall Bad Milk, and Little Wolf. Although this card is annotated to indicate this student also went by Marshall Hand, this is not correct. Marshall Hand is a different student. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

James (White Man) Student File

Student file of James (White Man), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on September 3, 1881. The file contains a student information 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

Lawrence (Little Cutter) Student Information Card

Student information card of Lawrence (Little Cutter), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on February 26, 1881.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Reuben Quick Bear (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.

Note: Although this card says Quick Bear arrived on October 7, he arrived as part of the large group of first students on October 6, 1879.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Daniel Milk (Warrior) Student File

Student file of Daniel Milk (Warrior), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on July 6, 1885. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, letters/correspondence related Milk's decision to not donate to the Alumni Association, a returned student survey, a photograph, and a report after leaving that indicates Milk was a farmer in St. Charles, South Dakota in 1912.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Nellie (Yellow Lodge) Student Information Card

Student information card of Nellie (Yellow Lodge), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882.

Note: This student is referred to as Nellie and Nellie Black Twin.

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

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

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

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

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