Big Head, Ruth

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First Group of Female Students [Smaller Group], 1879

Group portrait of the first female students, taken on the morning after their arrival on October 6, 1879 

Note: This image is different from the more commonly seen one. Here there are only twelve people in the back row, not thirteen (it is not yet determined who is not present here)....

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
First group of female students [version 1], 1879

Group portrait of the first female students, taken on the morning after their arrival on October 6, 1879. Matron Sarah Mather is standing at left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at right. 

This image appears in John N. Choate's Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
First group of female students [version 2], 1879

Group portrait of the first female students, taken on the morning after their arrival on October 6, 1879. Matron Sarah Mather is standing at left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at left. 

Format: Stereograph
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
First group of female students [version 3], 1879

Group portrait of the first female students, taken on the morning after their arrival on October 6, 1879. Matron Sarah Mather is standing at left and interpreter Charles Tackett is standing at left.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Ruth (Looking Woman) Student File

Student file of Ruth, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882. The file contains a student information card.

Note: This student is identified in other school documentation as Ruth Big Head. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ruth (Looking Woman) Student Information Card

Student information card of Ruth (Looking Woman) (identified here as Ruth Big Head), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882.

Note: This student is identified in other school documentation as Ruth (Looking Woman). She was the...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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