Edgar Fire Thunder Student File

Student file of Edgar Fire Thunder, a member of the Sioux nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed the school on October 21, 1884. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains a student information card, a letter, a trade position/record card, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Fire Thunder was an assistant farmer in the Indian Service and a ranchman in Allen, South Dakota in 1911.

In school documentation Edgar Fire Thunder is also known as White Man (also spelled Whiteman), Wasicum, Edgar F. Thunder, and Edgar.


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National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Series 1327, box 38, folder 1848
Edgar Fire Thunder Student File