Chief Eagle, Ota

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Ota Chief Eagle (Wanbli yatapika) Student Information Card
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Student information card of Ota Chief Eagle (Wanbli yatapika), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on November 30, 1882 and departed on June 26, 1894. The file indicates Chief Eagle was living in Kyle, South Dakota in 1913.

Note: Although this card says Chief Eagle was 22 years old in 1882 when he entered, there is also…

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National Archives and Records Administration
Ota Chief Eagle (Waubli gatapika) Student Information Cards
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Student information card of Ota Chief Eagle (Waubli gatapika), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on November 30, 1882 and departed on July 29, 1890.

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National Archives and Records Administration
Ota Chief Eagle Student File
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Student file of Ota Chief Eagle, a member of the Sioux Nation who entered the school on November 30, 1882 and ultimately departed on June 26, 1894. The file contains a returned student survey, a report after leaving, and a note from Chief Eagle to the school. The returned student survey from 1911 indicates that he attended high school after…

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National Archives and Records Administration
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 24)
February 1, 1889

The first page began with an untitled poem that opened with the first line “We can never be too careful,” followed by “Which Would You Rather Be a Spider or a Fly? / The White Man Like a Spider,” an account of Mr. Seger’s description of the idiosyncrasies of language translation. It continued on the fourth page. Page two featured news articles…

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Newspapers
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Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 19)
January 10, 1890

The first page opened with a notice that there were no Indian Helper newspapers published for December 28 and January 3rd. A notice followed: “A Novel Christmas Present: Our Superintendent Made with his own Hands a tin Cup for Each Employee.” Next was a poem, by “E.G.“dated Dec. 25, ’89 titled “The School Poet Again Stirred” about the…

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Newspapers
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Group of four young men, c.1883

Studio portrait of four young men, two seated, two standing behind them. The young men seated and standing on the left are wearing school uniforms.

Two students are identified as Ota Chief Eagle and Phillips Bob Tail. The other two are unidentified. 

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Glass Plate Negative
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National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Ota Chief Eagle, c.1883

Studio portrait of Ota Chief Eagle.

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Photographic Print, B&W
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Cumberland County Historical Society
List of Students to be Returned to their Homes for May 1887
May 26, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt provides the Office of Indian Affairs with a list of 80 students to return to their homes due to expiration of their terms and sickness. Pratt also details the travel arrangements for travel to the various agencies and locations. He also notes that 68 pupils whose terms have expired have elected to remain at the school.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
List of Students to be Returned to their Homes for June 1889
June 10, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of students to be returned to their homes due to various reasons along with various escorts.

Note: The student referred to here as Maurice Walker is also known as Maurice Yellow Hair.

 

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Pine Ridge Agency, 1891
June 12-20, 1891

These materials include telegrams and a descriptive statement of students regarding 3 individuals sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Pine Ridge Agency of South Dakota. The telegrams indicate that Carlisle's superintendent, Richard Henry Pratt, travelled to Pine Ridge to select students and escort them back East.

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Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration