1889: Student Files

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Ophelia Powlas Student Information Card

Student information card of Ophelia Powlas, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on August 16, 1887 and died on February 1, 1891. Powlas was buried in the cemetery on the school grounds.

Note: Although this card shows an arrival date of August 16, 1889, the admissions ledger and her file suggest that she actually arrived on August 16, 1887.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Henry Old Eagle Student Information Card

Student information card of Henry Old Eagle, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on January 1, 1889 and departed on June 4, 1895.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Charles Elk Student File

Student file of Charles Elk, a member of the Sioux nation, who entered the school on January 1, 1889 and departed on July 8, 1889. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving indicating that he was living in Allen, South Dakota in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Charles Elk Student Information Card

Student information card of Charles Elk, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on January 1, 1889 and departed on July 8, 1889.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Maggie Old Eagle Student Information Card

Student information card of Maggie Old Eagle, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on January 1, 1889 and departed on June 4, 1895.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lizzie Hill Student File

Student file of Lizzie Hill, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on January 1, 1889, graduated in 1897, and departed on August 22, 1898. The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Hill was a housewife in Walthill, Nebraska in 1909 and 1910.

Note: When Lizzie Hill first enrolled at the school she was identified as being from the Cheyenne Nation. In some school documents, including the information about her graduation, she is identified as being a member of the Sioux nation.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Maggie Old Eagle Student File

Student file of Maggie Old Eagle, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on January 1, 1889 and departed on June 4, 1895. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving indicating she was a housewife in Pine Ridge, South Dakota in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lizzie Hill Student Information Card

Student information card of Lizzie Hill, a member of the Sioux Nation. The information card indicates that Hill had graduated in 1897, married Joel Tyndall, and was living in Walthill, Nebraska in 1913. 

Note: When Lizzie Hill first enrolled at the school she was identified as being from the Cheyenne Nation. In some school documents, including this card and the information about her graduation, she is identified as being a member of the Sioux nation. Information in other records also shows Hill arrived on January 1, 1889 and departed on August 22, 1898. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

James One Star Student File

Student file of James One Star, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on January 1, 1889 and departed on August 10, 1892. The file contains a student information card, and letters/correspondence. The files indicate that after leaving Carlisle One Star enlisted in the United States Army. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Robert DeLane Student File

Student file of Robert DeLane, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on February 2, 1889 and departed on June 28, 1895. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving that indicates DeLane was living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1912. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Robert DeLane Student Information Card

Student information card of Robert DeLane, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on February 2, 1889 and departed on June 28, 1895.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Nellie Abbott Student Information Card

Student information card of Nellie Abbott, a member of the Piegan Nation, who entered the school on March 26, 1889 and departed on August 11, 1890. 

Note: Students Maggie Abbott and Nellie Abbott wer sisters. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Nellie Abbott Student File

Student file of Nellie Abbott, a member of the Piegan Nation, who entered the school on March 26, 1889 and departed on August 11, 1890. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving indicating she was living in Lethbridge, Canada in 1910.

Note: Students Maggie Abbott and Nellie Abbott were sisters. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Edward Peters Student Information Card

Student information card of Edward Peters, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and departed on August 7, 1899. The information card indicates that Peters had graduated in 1899, married Margaret Dagg, and was living in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan in 1913. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Jonas Cabay Student Information Card

Student information card of Jonas Cabay, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and departed on April 23, 1890.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lucy Cloud Student Information Card

Student information card of Lucy Cloud, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school August 7, 1889 and departed on December 16, 1895. The file indicates Cloud was married and living in West Bay City, Michigan in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

John N. Davis Student File

Student file of John N. Davis, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889, and departed on August 20, 1890.  The file contains a student information card.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

John Hart Student File

Student file of John Hart, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889, and departed on January 30, 1890. The file contains a student information card.

Note: At the time of scanning at the U.S. National Archives, this file contained two documents relating to another student, John Peak Heart. Those documents have now been moved to the correct file on this site: NARA_RG 75_Series 1327_b008_f0331.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Jonas Cabay Student Information Card

Student information card of Jonas E. Cabay, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and departed on April 23, 1890.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Mary Cook Student Information Card

Student information card of Mary Cook, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and departed on July 2, 1891.

Records indicate that four individuals named Mary Cook/Cooke attended the Carlisle Indian School. The first Mary Cook (Chippewa) enrolled at Carlisle in 1889, age 13. The second Mary Cook/Cooke (Mohawk), sometimes denoted in school records as “Mary Cook #1”, enrolled in 1901, age 13. The third, Mary Belle Cook/Cooke (St. Regis), enrolled in 1906, age 12. The fourth Mary/Marie Cook/Cooke (Mohawk) enrolled in 1916, age 14.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Andrew Medler Student Information Card

Student information card of Andrew Medler, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and departed on June 13, 1894.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

George Fisher Student Information Card

Student information card of George Fisher, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and departed on March 22, 1894.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Edward Peters Student File

Student file of Edward Peters, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889, graduated in 1899, and ultimately departed on August 7, 1899. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains a news clipping, student information cards, a returned student survey, a former student response postcard, a trade/position record, letters/correspondence about his daughter and other students he recommended to attend Carlisle, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Peters was a farmer and barber in Rose Bush, South Dakota in 1907 and working as a fireman and engineer in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan in 1911.

Note: in this file the student is identified as Edward W. Peters and Edward W. Peters.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Johnson Adams Student File

Student file of Johnson Adams, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889, graudated in 1896, and ultimately departed on August 4, 1896. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, returned student surveys, former student response surveys, letters/correspondence, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Adams attended the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas in 1896 and 1897, worked as an agency carpenter in Keshena, Wisconsin in 1909, and as a general mechanic in Keshena, Wisconsin in 1915.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Ernest Peters Student Information Card

Student information card of Ernest Peters, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and departed on September 19, 1899.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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