Samuel High Bear (High Bear) Student File

Student file of Samuel High Bear, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on December 15, 1884. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving indicating High Bear was working as a farmer in St. Francis, South Dakota in 1910.

In school documentation Samuel High Bear is also known as High Bear and Mata-wan-ka-to-yah.


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Agency/Reservation of Origin
Year of Entry
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Series 1327, box 37, folder 1786
Samuel High Bear (High Bear) Student File