Student information card of Mary Cook, a member of the Iroquois Nation, who entered the school on August 10, 1901 and departed on August 17, 1906. The file indicates Cook was married and living in Keshena, Wisconsin.
Records indicate that four individuals named Mary Cook/Cooke attended the Carlisle Indian School. The first Mary Cook (Chippewa) enrolled at Carlisle in 1889, age 13. The second Mary Cook/Cooke (Mohawk), sometimes denoted in school records as “Mary Cook #1”, enrolled in 1901, age 13. The third, Mary Belle Cook/Cooke (St. Regis), enrolled in 1906, age 12. The fourth Mary/Marie Cook/Cooke (Mohawk) enrolled in 1916, age 14.
Note: Cook married former student George Gardner. Although this card does not reflect it, she later re-enrolled and ultimately left the school in 1910 upon her marriage.