West, Bessie

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Bessie West Student File

Student file of Bessie West, a member of the Creek Nation, who entered the school on January 22, 1881, and departed on June 17, 1884. The file contains student information cards, a letter, a former student response postcard, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving indicating West...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Bessie West Student Information Card

Student information card of Bessie West, a member of the Creek Nation, who entered the school on January 22, 1881 and departed on June 17, 1884. The file indicates West was married and living in Sasakwa, Oklahoma in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Fifteen female Creek students with teacher, 1881

Portrait of fifteen female students with a female teacher posed in front of and on the bandstand on the school grounds. The caption on the album page identifies them as Creek students who arrived in January 1881. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has identified them as: front row...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 36)
April 20, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, "Get There," followed by  an editorial from Ethildred B Barry of Germantown, called "Are the Indian Boys and Girls the Friends of Birds?," on the treatment of birds. It continued on the fourth page. Page two opened with a piece describing the contents of the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Tullahassee Mission, 1881
January 19-20, 1881

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 25 children transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Tullahassee Mission in Muscogee Indian Territory.

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