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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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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
Letters Sent to Pratt from the Rosebud Agency Regarding Return of Children
May 23 - June 8, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs two letters he received from the Rosebud Agency. One concerns the deaths of Rosebud students while at Carlisle and the desire of the Rosebud Sioux Chiefs to educate their children closer to home. The second from Black Crow protesting the actions of Spotted Tail and others who…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Sioux Chiefs Protest Deaths of their Children and Ask for Local School
May 23, 1881

A Council of Sioux Chiefs including Spotted Tail, Two Strike, White Thunder, and Swift Bear from the Rosebud Agency writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to protest the deaths of their children at Carlisle and asks for a local school in order to educate their children along with teachers. U.S. Indian Agent John Cook notes that he is…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Sioux Chiefs Protest Deaths of their Children and Ask President Garfield for Local School
May 23, 1881

A Council of Sioux Chiefs including Spotted Tail, Two Strike, White Thunder, and Swift Bear from the Rosebud Agency writes to President James A. Garfield to protest the deaths of their children at Carlisle and asks for a local school in order to educate their children along with teachers. U.S. Indian Agent John Cook notes that he is agreement…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Sioux Chiefs Protest Deaths of their Children to Interior and Ask for Local School
May 23, 1881

A council of Sioux Chiefs including Spotted Tail, Two Strike, White Thunder, and Swift Bear from the Rosebud Agency writes to the Secretary of the Interior to protest the deaths of their children at Carlisle and asks for a local school in order to educate their children along with teachers. U.S. Indian agent John Cook notes that he is agreement…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Difficulties in Securing Student from the Rosebud Agency
August 11, 1883 - November 22, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt documents his trip to the Rosebud Agency where he attempted to secure ninety students for the school. He notes that after an initial meeting where this was received with much enthusiasm, he failed to gather the allotted students due to the work of the Catholic priest at the agency. Pratt claims that the priest may be opposed…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Two Strike Request to Visit Washington D.C. and Carlisle
January 12, 1886

Two Strike requests to visit Washington D. C. with four other chiefs from the Sioux Agencies along with an interpreter. In addition to visiting Washington D. C. they hope to visit their children at Carlisle.

John Oberly writes that if given permission to visit Washington the group should be allowed to visit Carlisle. However, the…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration