Gesis, Anna: Student Files

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Annie Gesis Student Information Card

Student information card of Annie (here Anna) Gesis, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on September 9, 1889 and departed on April 28, 1899. The information card indicates that Gesis had graduated in 1899, married Bemis Pierce, and was living in Irving, New York in 1913. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Bemus Pierce Student File

Student file of Bemus Pierce, a member of the Seneca Nation, who entered the school on November 3, 1890, and departed on August 15, 1895. The file contains a student information card, trade/position record card, correspondence in which Pierce argues against "the movement... to exclude the New York Indians from the Carlisle Indian School," news clippings, and a report after leaving that indicates Pierce was a farmer in Irving, New York in 1910. This student file also includes a letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps in which Pratt recommended that Pierce be "Mr. Warner successor" as football coach at the school.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration