Tewanima, Lewis: Student Files

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James Thorpe Student File

Student file of James (Jim) Thorpe, a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, who entered the school on February 6, 1904 and ultimately departed on February 1, 1913. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains a progress/conduct card, a student information card, letters, financial transactions, photographs, and news clippings from various publications, including the Sherman Bulletin of the Sherman Indian School in Riverside, California.  The file also notes that some documents have gone missing over the years, necessitating the copying of the file for public access.

Thorpe became famous internationally as an athlete while at Carlisle, and went on to have careers in both professional baseball and football. He competed in the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm and won gold in the Decathlon and Pentathlon. Thorpe was considered by many to be "The World's Greatest Athlete" and is one of the most famous graduates of the Carlisle Indian School.

Note: In the file the student is identified as both James Thorpe and Jim Thorpe.  

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Archie Quamala (Ho-ma-leps-ti-wa) Student File

Student file of Archie Quamala, a member of the Hopi Nation, who entered the school on January 26, 1907 and departed on June 26, 1912. The file contains letters/correspondence, a student information card, medical/physical records, former student response postcards, an outing record, photographs, a returned student survey, a progress/conduct record, news clippings, and a report after leaving indicating that Quamala was working at the Sante Fe Roundhouse in Toreva, Arizona in 1913 and living in Toreva, Arizona in 1914.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lewis Tewanima Student File

Student file of Lewis Tewanima, a member of the Hopi Nation, who entered the school on January 26, 1907, and departed on August 31, 1912. The file contains a student information card, trade/position record cards, a progress/conduct card, an outing record, medical/physical records, letters/correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs. The file indicates Tewanima became world famous as a runner and won the silver medal in the 10,000 meter run at the Olympic Games in Stockholm in 1912. He had previously come in 8th place during the marathon at the 1908 Olympics.

Note: In this file the student is identified as Lewis Tewani and Lewis Tewanima.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Louis Tewanima Student Information Card

Student information card of Louis Tewanima, a member of the Hopi Nation, who entered the school on January 26, 1907 and departed on August 31, 1912.

Note: This student is referred to as Louis Tewanima, Lewis Tewanima, Lewis Tewani, and Louis Tewane.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lewis Tewanima Progress Card

Progress card of Lewis Tewanima, a member of the Hopi Nation, who entered the school on January 26, 1907.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration