Noran, Samson

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Cemetery information and mortuary documents related to Samson Noran (Noran), a member of the Apache Nation.

Note: Samson Noran does not have a headstone in the cemetery today. A map of the cemetery in 1947 indicates that Noran was interred in plot D-12. Today, the headstone in that spot is for Ernest Knocks Off, son of White Thunder, who…

Samson Noran (No-ran) Student Information Card
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Student information card of Samson Noran, a member of the Apache Nation, who entered the school on November 4, 1886 and died on March 9, 1889. Noran was buried in the cemetery on the school grounds.

In school documentation Samson Noran is also known as No-ran.


National Archives and Records Administration
Group of Chiricahua Apaches arrive in Carlisle, 1886

The handwritten note reads: Chiricahua Apaches as they arrived at Carlisle from Fort Marion, Florida, November 4th, 1886.

Humphrey Eseharzay, Samson Noran, Hugh Chee, Bishop Eatennah, Basil Ekarden, Ernest Hogee, Clement Seanilzay, [Beatrice?] Kiahtel, Janette Pahgastatum, Margaret Y. Nadasthilah, Kredk […

Photographic Print, B&W
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Eleven Chiricahua Apaches Students [version 1], c.1887

Studio portrait of eight male students and three female students, all wearing school uniforms. 

These have been identified as the Chiricahua Apache students who arrived at Carlisle from Fort Marion, Florida, November 4th, 1886, taken at an unknown later date.

A researcher has identified them as: back row, left to right, …

Glass Plate Negative
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Descriptive Statement of Pupils for Chiricahua Apache Prisoners-of-War, 1886
November 1-9, 1886

These materials include a cover letter and Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 37 Chiricahua Apache prisoners-of-war transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida, where a larger group of Geronimo's band remained imprisoned. The 37 individuals transferred to Carlisle represented a portion of all…

Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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