Flies Away: Student Files

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Joseph Irwin Student File

Student file of Joseph Irwin, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on February 23, 1890, and departed on December 2, 1895.  The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving indicating that Irwin was working as a blacksmith in Elbowoods, North Dakota, in 1910.

Note: Although not written on this card, a researcher has indicated that Joseph Irwin's Indian name was Flies Away.

Note: Although this file shows Gros Ventre, a member of the Fort Berthold community has indicated that this individual is actually Hidatsa.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Joseph Irwin Student Information Card

Student information card of Joseph Irwin, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on February 23, 1890 and departed on December 2, 1895.

Note: Although not written on this card, a researcher has indicated that Joseph Irwin's Indian name was Flies Away.

Note: Although this card shows Gros Ventre, a member of the Fort Berthold community has indicated that this individual is actually Hidatsa.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Bertha E. Hawk (Bird Woman) Student File

Student file of Bertha E. Hawk (Bird Woman), a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on June 26, 1904 and departed on June 21, 1909. The file contains student information cards, a medical/physical record, a progress/conduct card, correspondence, a former student response postcard, and a report after leaving indicating Hawk was a housekeeper living in Elbowoods, North Dakota in 1910.

Note: Although this file shows Gros Ventre, a member of the Fort Berthold community has indicated that this individual is actually Hidatsa.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Bertha E. Hawk Student Information Card

Student information card of Bertha E. Hawk, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on June 26, 1904 and departed on June 21, 1909. The file indicates Hawk was married and living in Elbowoods, North Dakota in 1913.

Note: Although this card shows Gros Ventre, a member of the Fort Berthold community has indicated that this individual is actually Hidatsa.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration