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Agnes (White Cow) and Ernest (Knocks Off), c.1879

Portrait of Agnes (White Cow) and Ernest (Knocks Off) posed on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Cemetery Stock Image

Note: As of July 2021, the remains of Ernest (Knocks Off) have been disinterred and repatriated. Ernest was previously interred in plot C-12.

Cemetery information and mortuary documents related to Ernest (Knocks Off), a member of the Sioux Nation.

Note: The modern...

Ernest (Knocks Off) Student Information Card

Student information card of Ernest (Knocks Off), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and died on December 14, 1880. Ernest was buried in the cemetery on the school grounds.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ernest (Knocks Off) [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Ernest (Knocks Off) wearing a school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Ernest (Knocks Off) [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Ernest (Knocks Off) wearing school uniform.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-017a and CS-CH-019. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Potentially Terminal Illness of Ernest (Knocks Off)
December 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Chief White Thunder's son, Ernest, is very sick and may die. Pratt believes that it's "entirely his fault" and that he "wants to die."

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Deaths of Maud (Little Girl) and Ernest (Knocks Off)
December 14, 1880

Physician Charles H. Hepburn provides a report on the deaths of two Rosebud Sioux students: Maud and Ernest. Maud died of multiple lung issues on December 13, 1880 with Ernest dying of diphtheria on December 14, 1880. Richard Henry Pratt forwards Hepburn's report to the Commissioner of Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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