Walter Bigfire Student File

Student file of Walter Bigfire, a member of the Winnebago Nation, who entered the school on August 22, 1896, and departed on July 4, 1902. The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, a report after leaving, a trade/position record card, and a former student response postcard that indicates Bigfire was working as a laborer for the U.S. Indian Service in Winnebago, Nebraska in 1913.

In school documentation Walter Bigfire's name is also spelled Walter Big Fire.

Note: Students John Bigfire and Walter Bigfire were probably brothers. Both students were known both by the surnames Big Fire and Bigfire. 


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RG 75, Series 1327, box 43, folder 2129
Walter Bigfire Student File