William Spotted Tail Student File

Student file of William Spotted Tail, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879, and departed on June 23, 1880. The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, correspondence about returning his land patent, a report after leaving, and a former student response postcard that indicates Spotted Tail was working as a farmer in Cut Meat, South Dakota in 1913.

In school documentation William Spotted Tail is also known as Stays at Home and To-yah-ta-yak-ka.


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RG 75, Series 1327, box 37, folder 1809
William Spotted Tail Student File