Clarence White Thunder (Big Feather) Student File

Student file of Clarence White Thunder (Big Feather), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on November 14, 1883 and ultimately departed on April 27, 1897. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, returned student surveys, a former student response postcard, letters/correspondence, and a report after leaving. The file indicates White Thunder was an assistant farmer at the Rosebud Agency in Rosebud, South Dakota in 1907 and a rancher in Cutmeat, South Dakota from 1911 to 1914.

In school documentation Clarence White Thunder's name is also spelled Clarence W. Thunder and Clarence Whitethunder. He is also known as Big White Thunder and Big Feather.


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Year of Entry
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National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Series 1327, box 136, folder 5335
Clarence White Thunder (Big Feather) Student File