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Mary Cook Student File

Student file of Mary Cook, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889, and departed on July 2, 1891. The file contains student information cards.

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.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Mary Cook Student Information Card

Student information card of Mary Cook, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and departed on July 2, 1891.

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.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Frank Cook (Laksarie) Student File

Student file of Frank Cook (Laksarie), a member of the Mohawk Nation, who entered the school on August 10, 1901, and ultimately departed on July 6, 1908. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, applications for enrollment, a returned student survey, a photograph, a progress/conduct card, and a report after leaving. The file indicates that Cook was working as a laborer in Hogansburg, New York in 1911 and 1912.

Note: the student in this file is identified as Frank Cook, Frank Couk, and Frank Cooke.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Mary Cook (Ovwari) Student File [entered 1901]

Student file of Mary Cook (Ovwari), a member of the Mohawk Nation, who entered the school on August 10, 1901, and ultimately departed on January 24, 1910. The file contains student information cards, a physical record, an application for enrollment, a progress card, and correspondence. The files show that Cook departed from Carlisle after marrying George Gardner (Chippewa), who became the band leader at the Hayward Indian School.

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.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Mary Cook Student Information Card [entered 1901]

Student information card of Mary Cook, a member of the Iroquois Nation, who entered the school on August 10, 1901 and ultimately departed on January 24, 1910. 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. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Mary Cooke Progress Card

Progress card of Mary Cooke, a member of the Mohawk Nation, who entered the school on August 10, 1901.

Note: Although this card indicates that Cooke reentered the school on October 21, 1903, other records show that she had first enrolled at Carlisle on August 10, 1901.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

George Gardner Student Information Card

Student information card of George Gardner, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on October 26, 1905 and departed on May 1, 1909. The information card indicates that Gardner had graduated in 1909, studied blacksmithing, married fellow student Mary Cook, and was living in Kishena, Wisconsin in 1913. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Mary Belle Cooke Student File [entered 1906]

Student file of Mary Belle Cooke, a member of the Mohawk Nation, who entered the school on October 30, 1906, and departed on June 19, 1911. The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, former student response postcards, letters, a conduct card, an outing record, and a report after leaving indicating she was a domestic living in Hogansburg, New York in 1915.

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: One of the documents in this file was originally found in the student file for another individual, also named Mary Cook: NARA_RG 75_Series 1327_box 50_folder 2481.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Mary Belle Cooke Student Information Card [entered 1906]

Student information card of Mary Belle (here Bell) Cooke, a member of the St. Regis Nation, who entered the school on October 30, 1906 and departed on June 19, 1911. The file indicates Cooke was living in Hogansburg, New York in 1913 and 1915.

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.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Mary Bell Cook Progress Card

Progress card of Mary Bell Cook, a member of the Mohawk Nation, who entered the school on October 30, 1906.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

John White Student File

Student file of John White, a member of the Mohawk Nation, who entered the school on December 23, 1911 and ultimately departed on May 5, 1918. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, correspondence, an outing record, an application for enrollment, an outing evaluation, financial transactions, and a federal financial aid form. The file also contains several letters discussing John's recruitment of students from his home town as well as a list of "Proposed Students for Carlisle".

Note: At the time of the scanning at the US National Archives, several documents in this student file seemed to relate to a different student also named John White. These documents have now been included with that John White file: NARA_RG 75_Series 1327_box 139_folder 5486.

Note: A document related to John White was originally found in the folder of another student; Joseph White, NARA_RG 75_Series 1327_box 153_folder 6016.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

John Cook Student File

Student file of John Cook, a member of the Mohawk Nation, who entered the school on October 15, 1913 and departed on April 11, 1915. The file contains an application for enrollment, a progress/conduct card, correspondence, an outing record, and a student information card indicating Cook went on one outing.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Mary Cook Student File [entered 1916]

Student file of Mary Cook, a member of the Mohawk Nation, who entered the school on October 3, 1916. No departure date is given. The file contains student information cards, an application for enrollment, certificates of promotion, medical/physical records, and correspondence. The file indicates that Cook returned to Hogansburg, New York following the closing the school in 1918.

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: One document in this file was originally found in the student file of another individual also named Mary Cook: NARA_RG75_Series 1327_box 49_folder 2439.

Note: In this file the student is referred to by the given names Mary and Marie, and the surnames Cook and Cooke.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Mary Cooke Student Information Card [entered 1916]

Student information card of Mary Cooke, a member of the Mohawk Nation, who entered the school on October 3, 1916 and departed on August 28, 1918.

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.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration