Riggs, Summer

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Sumner Riggs Student Information Card

Student information card of Sumner (here Summer) Riggs, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on September 6, 1880 and departed on December 4, 1884. The file indicates Riggs was living in Fay, Oklahoma in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 29)
February 25, 1887

The first page opened with a poem titled “New Every Morning,” followed by "An Indian Woman Fought For Her Husband After Receiving a Beating From Him" which concluded on the fourth page. Page two gave news from the Chemawa and Genoa Indian Schools, and "A Nice Pocket Book for the Best," asking...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 8)
January 1883

Page one was entirely taken up by a letter from Summer Riggs (Cheyenne), in which he discussed visiting friends and how a white man wanted to learn his actual name, Marchewa, in his native language. Page two mentioned issues that some Congressmen have with rules and conditions students at the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
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