John Bonga (Kumigonshish) Student File

Student file of John Bonga, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on February 11, 1884 and departed on June 17, 1884. The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, former student response postcards, a letter/correspondence, a newspaper clipping, and a report after leaving indicating that Bonga was working as a store clerk in Onigum, Minnesota, in 1913.

In school documentation John Bonga is also known as John P. Bonga and Kumigonshish.

Note: Students Henry Bonga, John Bonga, and Robert Bonga were probably brothers. 


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RG 75, Series 1327, box 9, folder 382
John Bonga (Kumigonshish) Student File