James Down Student File

Student file of James Down, a member of the Kickapoo Nation, who entered the school on November 23, 1898, and departed on June 22, 1904.  The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, advertisements from Down's tailoring and hatting business, newspaper clipping, a photograph, a report after leaving, and correspondence indicating that Down was a tailor and owned a small business, "The People's Cleaning and Dye Works", in Cushing, Oklahoma in 1913. After leaving Carlisle, Down also attended Shawnee Business College.

In school documentation James Down is also known as James Downs, Jim Downs, and Mah-she-nah.


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National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Series 1327, box 15, folder 720
James Down Student File