Laura Bertrand Student File

Student file of Laura Bertrand, a member of the Pottawatomi Nation, who entered the school on August 21, 1903, and departed on June 23, 1908. The file contains a student information card, former student response postcards, a news clipping, a returned student survey, correspondence, and a report after leaving indicating Bertrand was a housewife living in Fort Simcoe, Washington in 1914. 

In school documentation Laura Bertrand's name is also spelled Laura Betrand. Her married name is Laura B. Waterman, Laura Bertrand-Waterman, or Laura Bertrand Waterman (Mrs. Ralph Waterman or Mrs. Ralph M. Waterman).

Note: Students Judson Bertrand and Laura Betrand were siblings, and Laura Betrand married fellow student Ralph Waterman. 


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RG 75, Series 1327, box 56, folder 2831
Laura Bertrand Student File