1889: Student Files

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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

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

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

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

Phillips Bob Tail Student Information Card

Student information card of Phillips Bob Tail (here Philip White Bob Tail), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on January 1, 1889 and departed on July 21, 1892.

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

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

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

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 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

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

Elsie Cornelius Student File

Student file of Elsie Cornelius, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on August 16, 1889, and ultimately departed on June 6, 1895. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards and a report after leaving indicating Cornelius was married and working as a housekeeper in West De Pere, Wisconsin in 1912.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Abner St. Cyr Student File

Student file of Abner St. Cyr, a member of the Winnebago Nation, who entered the school on August 5, 1889 and ultimately departed on February 15, 1892. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, a report after leaving, and a returned student survey. The file indicates Abner he is married and farming in Winnebago, Nebraska in 1910 and living in Emerson, Nebraska in 1915.

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

Dan Isaac Student File

Student file of Dan Isaac, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and departed on December 29, 1893. The file contains a student information card, a former student response postcard, and a returned student survey indicating that after leaving the school Isaac had married Charlotte Monday and was farming in Pinconning Bay, Michigan. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Rosa Bourassa Student File

Student file of Rosa Bourassa, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889, graduated in 1890, and departed on February 25, 1892. The file contains a student information card, returned student survey, photographs, news clippings, a report after leaving, letters/correspondence, and a trade/position record card. The file indicates Bourassa was a teacher in various schools in the Indian Service including the Carlisle Indian School, the Fort Hall Indian School, and Phoenix Indian School; an assistant matron at the Carlisle Indian School, corresponding secretary of the American Indian Association, clerk of the outing system at the Carlisle Indian School in 1913 and 1914, and an office assistant for the Society of American Indians in Washington D.C. in 1914.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Rosa Bourassa Student Information Card

Student information card of Rosa Bourassa, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and departed on February 25, 1892. The information card indicates that Bourassa graduated in 1890, had married Frank La Flesche and was living in Rosebud, South Dakota in 1915. 

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

Dave Vanacy Student Information Card

Student information card of Dave Vanacy, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and departed on September 19, 1895.

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

Malpass Cloud Student File

Student file of Malpass Cloud, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and departed on June 20, 1894. The file contains a student information card, letters/correspondence, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving indicating that Cloud was working as a farmer in West Bay City, Michigan in 1911.

Note: In this file the student is identified as Malpass Cloud and Malpless Cloud.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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