Student file of Thomas Blackbear, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 10, 1886, graduated in 1894, and departed on March 5, 1894. The file contains a student information card, former student response postcards, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Blackbear was the General…
Black Bear, Thomas
Student information card of Thomas Blackbear, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 10, 1886 and departed on March 5, 1894. The card indicates that Blackbear graduated in 1894, had married former student Emma Bull Bonnet, and was living in Porcupine, South Dakota in 1913.
The first page began with a poem titled “Listen,” reprinted from Harper’s Bazaar, followed by the publication of a letter received from Dolly Gould (Nez Perce) on her work at the Ft. Lapwai School under the title “Appreciation.” Felix Iron Eagle Feather’s (Sioux) letter from his Outing home was also included on the page. The second…
Studio portrait of Thomas Blackbear. Handwritten caption along side of image probably reads: Thomas Black Bear.
Studio portrait of three male students and nineteen female students.
Students Thomas Blackbear and Henry Standing Bear are probably in the group.
Studio portrait of Albert Sitting Eagle (at left) and Thomas Blackbear (at right). Sitting Eagle is wearing a school uniform.
Studio portrait of twelve male students. The caption identifies them as being from the Pine Ridge Reservation. The caption for the Cumberland County Historicial Society's copy says they are "Pine Ridge Sioux" and identifies them as:
Front row, seated: Thomas Black Bear, Alexander Man Above, Charles Smith, Andrew Beard, Herbert Good Boy…
Studio portrait of twelve male students. The caption says they are "Pine Ridge Sioux" and identifies them as:
Front row, seated: Thomas Black Bear, Alexander Man Above, Charles Smith, Andrew Beard, Herbert Good Boy, Robert Horse, and Phillip White.
Back row, standing: Samuel Dion, James One Star, Howard Slow Bull, Charles Brave,…
Studio portrait of nine female and ten male students.
The top caption reads: GRADUATING CLASS OF 1894, INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, CARLISLE, PA.
The lower caption reads: Flora Campbell, Alaskan. Howard Gansworth, Tuscarora. Thos. B. Bear, Sioux. Martha Napawat, Kiowa. Susie Metoxen, Oneida. Emmanuel…
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Thomas Black Bear to W. N. Hailmann requesting that he be reinstated as a school teacher on the Pine Ridge Agency.
Alfred John Standing provides a report on former Carlisle Indian School to W. N. Hailmann for open positions in the Indian Service.
Alfred John Standing provides a recommendation for Samuel Dion and Thomas Black Bear to W. N. Hailmann.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the current system of student recruitment for non-reservation boarding schools is not working. Pratt forwards two letters detailing the difficulties of his employees in gathering parties of students as well as the reluctance of reservation Superintendents to forward students to…