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Nicholas Ruleau, Preston Three Bears, Felix Iron Eagle Feather, and an unidentified young man, 1887

Studio portrait of Nicholas Ruleau (back row at right), Preston Three Bears (back row at left), Felix Iron Eagle Feather, and an unidentified young man. 

Note: Previous cataloging identifies the name of the unidentified student as Alex and gives a date of January 1887. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Preston Three Bears (Three Bears) Student Information Card

Student information card of Preston Three Bears (Three Bears), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on November 30, 1882 and departed on June 13, 1887.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Preston Three Bears and Nicholas Ruleau, 1887

Studio portrait of Preston Three Bears (at left) and Nicholas Ruleau (at right).

Note: Previous cataloging indicates the handwritten caption includes the date May 1887.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 25)
January 29, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "Who Was He?" asking students to come up with an answer for a prize of 25 cents. Also on the first page was a list of twelve steps for "How to Succeed." Page two included news briefs about the weather and keeping warm, President Cleveland’s activities, a...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
List of Students to be Returned to their Homes for May 1887
May 26, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt provides the Office of Indian Affairs with a list of 80 students to return to their homes due to expiration of their terms and sickness. Pratt also details the travel arrangements for travel to the various agencies and locations. He also notes that 68 pupils whose terms have...

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