Maud

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Note: As of July 2021, the remains of Maud (Little Girl) have been disinterred and repatriated. Maud was previously interred in plot C-36.

Cemetery information and mortuary documents related to Maud (Little Girl), a member of the Sioux Nation.

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Maud (Little Girl) Student Information Card
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Student information card of Maud, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and died on December 14, 1880. Maud was buried in the cemetery on the school grounds.

In school documentation Maud is also known as Little Girl and We-che-chah-tah.

 

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National Archives and Records Administration
Maud Student Information Card
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Student information card of Maud, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and died on December 12, 1880. She was buried in the cemetery on the school grounds.

 

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National Archives and Records Administration
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 8)
December 1880

Page one started with an explanation for why boarding schools are necessary to successfully educate Indian children. It was explained that day school simply “do not withdraw the pupils from the influences of their home surroundings in such a manner us to facilitate a change in their habits of daily life.” Page two had a piece on the “Oklahoma…

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Newspapers
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Cumberland County Historical Society
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). Sarah Mather and Charles Tackett are not included, and…

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Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
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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 (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902).

The…

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Photographic Print, B&W
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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. 

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Stereograph
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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.

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Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
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Cumberland County Historical Society
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 Affairs.

Note: This item was copied from U.S…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Writes to White Thunder About Ernest's Burial, 1880
December 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Chief White Thunder about the funeral ceremony and burial of his son, Ernest. Pratt expresses his sorrow and sympathy at White Thunder's loss, but also argues that White Thunder was right to send Ernest to the school. 

Pratt notes that Maud (Little Girl) died the same night as Ernest, so they were buried at…

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Letters/Correspondence
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Yale University Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Request to Return the Bodies of Ernest White Thunder and Maud Swift Bear
December 27, 1880

The parents of Ernest White Thunder and Maud Swift Bear request that their bodies be returned to them in order to have them buried near their homes. They note that while Richard Henry Pratt sent them frequent letters they were not aware that their children were near death and are now unable to fulfill their hope of returning home to help their…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Send Industrial Articles to Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies
January 21, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt notes that when he spoke to American Horse and other Sioux Chiefs in 1880 as they returned home they were promised a light wagon produced at Carlisle. According to Pratt sending the wagons along with some tinware would be a good method to show the work being done by the students of the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agency as well…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration