Thomas Blackbear Student File

Student file of Thomas Blackbear, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 10, 1886, graduated in 1894, and departed on March 5, 1894. The file contains a student information card, former student response postcards, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Blackbear was the General Secretary of the Christian Unity Society in 1907 and stock raising and farming in Porcupine, South Dakota in 1907 and 1913.

In school documentation Thomas Blackbear's name is also spelled Thomas Black Bear and Thomas BlackBear. Thomas Blackbear is also known as Thomas B. Bear and Tommy Blackbear.

Note: Blackbear was married to former student Emma Bull Bonnet. 


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RG 75, Series 1327, box 134, folder 5272
Thomas Blackbear Student File