Bear Chief

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Joseph Bear Chief Student File
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Student file of Joseph Bear Chief, a member of the Piegan Nation, who entered the school on September 10, 1916 and departed on June 12, 1917. The file includes student information cards, an application for enrollment, certificates of promotion, medical/physical records, and correspondence. The file indicates Bear Chief had tubercular adenitis…

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Piegan Chiefs (Blackfoot Confederacy) [version 1], 1892

Studio portrait of eight Piegan chiefs. 

The January 8, 1892 issue of the  Indian Helper (vol. 7 no. 17) reports that these chiefs had visited the school the previous week.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has six copies of this image. One of those copies identifies the chiefs as Running Crane, Little…

Photographic Print, B&W
Cumberland County Historical Society
Piegan Chiefs (Blackfoot Confederacy) [version 2], 1892

The printed note on the reverse side reads: PIEGAN CHIEFS (BLACKFOOT CONFEDERACY) VISITING CARLISLE INDIAN SCHOOL (ca. 1891).

Front Seated Left - Running Crane, Chief of Lone Eaters.
Front Seated Center - Little Dog, Chief of the Black Patched Moccasins Bands.
Seated Center Left - White Grass.

Photographic Print, B&W
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections