Black Elk, Nick

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Benjamin Black Elk Student File
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Student file of Benjamin Black Elk, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 10, 1914 and departed on July 10, 1917. The file contains student information cards, an outing record, outing evaluations, financial transactions, an application for enrollment, correspondence mainly regarding Black Elk's ability to attend…

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Church Attendance of Benjamin Black Elk
October 1, 1915 - November 23, 1915

These materials include correspondence regarding the church attendance of Benjamin Black Elk while on outing. Upon receiving an answer to his inquiry, William H. Ketcham, the Director of Catholic Indian Missions, objected to the placing of pupils in homes where they were unable to attend Mass regularly.

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