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, 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.

In school documentation Rosa Bourassa's name is also spelled Rosa Bonrassa. Her married name is Rose Bourassa LaFlesche (Mrs. Frank LaFlesche). Her married name is also spelled Rosa B. LaFlesche, Rosa B. La Flesche, Rosa La Flesche, and Rose LaFlesche.


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RG 75, Series 1327, box 133, folder 5242
Rosa Bourassa Student File