William King Student File

Student file of William King, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on December 3, 1916 and departed on December 14, 1917. The file contains student information cards, an application for enrollment, correspondence regarding outings, finances, and his life after leaving the school.

A letter from January 1918 indicates that King joined the Navy and also includes information about his fellow students stationed at the same training camp. A news clipping from 1918, announcing that King died in a Virginia hospital, indicates that he was "the first student of the Carlisle Indian School to enlist in service after the United States declared war."


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RG 75, Series 1327, box 121, folder 4879
William King Student File