Spotted Tail, Max

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Five Sioux students, c.1879

Group portrait of five Sioux students posed outside a building, presumably on the school grounds. They are, from left to right: William Spotted Tail (Stays at Home), Sarah Mather (Red Road), Max Spotted Tail (Talks with Bears), Oliver Spotted Tail (Bugler), and Pollock Spotted Tail (Little Scout...

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Group of Sioux students with Charles Tackett, c.1879

Portrait of a group of five Sioux students posed with interpreter Charles Tackett on the bandstand on the school grounds. They are, from left to right: Max Spotted Tail (Talks With Bears), Charles Tackett, Sarah Mather (Red Road), William Spotted Tail (Stays at Home), Pollock Spotted Tail (...

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Max Spotted Tail (Talks with Bears) Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Max Spotted Tail (Talks with Bears), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on July 14, 1885.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Max Spotted Tail, c.1883

Studio portrait of Max Spotted Tail wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Max Spotted Tail, c.1885

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Max Spotted Tail. Sioux boy from Rosebud, Dakota.

This photograph originally appeared in an album that E. A. Seabrook, a teacher at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, received from his students on December 25, 1886.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Spotted Tail with four of his sons, 1880

Studio portrait of visiting Chief Spotted Tail with his sons, then enrolled at Carlisle. William is seated at left of Spotted Tail, Pollock seated at right, with Max standing at left and Oliver standing at right. (The identifications typed on the back of this photo indicate that Oliver is...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: South Dakota State Historical Society
Return of Chief Spotted Tail's Children and Grandchildren
June 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. J. Brooks that the party has left, and Spotted Tail took his children and grandchildren - who were all students at the Carlisle Indian School - home.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation of Returning Children of Spotted Tail to Carlisle
August 11, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt recommends the return of Pollock, Max, and Oliver Spotted Tail to Carlisle if an opportunity presents itself rather than having the cost born by their family.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Explanation of Disallowances Made By Treasury Department in Account Settlements
May 5, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a statement from the Second Auditor of the Treasury in settlement of his accounts from the fourth quarter of 1884 to and including the fourth quarter of 1885. Pratt goes through a list of transportation costs that were disallowed due to a portion of the road being...

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