Genus Baird Student File

Student file of Genus Baird, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on June 21, 1894 and ultimately graduated in 1902, departing on August 31, 1902. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains a returned student survey, student information cards, a news clipping, correspondence, and a trade/position record card.

The file indicates that Baird was a prominent baseball player, worked on the "New Era" in Rosebud, South Dakota, and at the Rosebud Boarding School in Rosebud, South Dakota.  The file also indicates that Baird worked as an assistant printer at the Carlisle Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania from 1902 to 1905, and as a faculty member at the Pipestone Indian Service in Minnesota in 1909, and was living in Chin Lee, Arizona in 1915.

In school documentation Genus Baird's name is also spelled Jonas Baird, Genus Beard, Genus L. Baird, Genus E. Baird, G. E. Baird, Genius Baird, and Gennis Baird.


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RG 75, Series 1327, box 138, folder 5451
Genus Baird Student File