Saunooke, Pearl Bonser: Student Files

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Samuel Saunooke Student File

Student file of Samuel Saunooke, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, who entered the school on September 17, 1899, and ultimately departed on September 30, 1907. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains newspaper clippings, student information cards, a returned student survey, letters/correspondence, and a report after leaving.

The file indicates that Saunooke played on the football team in 1905, was a locomotive car builder for the Altoona Locomotive Works in 1910, 1911, 1912, living in Altoona, Pennsylvania in 1913, a locomotive car builder for the Altoona Locomotive Works in 1914, farming in Whittier, North Carolina in 1916, working in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1916, and working in a cabinet works in Detroit, Michigan in 1916.

Note: in the file the student is identified as Samuel Saunook, Samuel Sanook and Samuel Saunooka.

Note: Saunooke married student Pearl Bonser. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Samuel Saunooke Student Information Card

Student information card of Samuel Saunooke, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, who entered the school on September 17, 1899 and departed on September 30, 1907. The file indicates Saunooke was married and living in Altoona, Pennsylvania in 1914 and Detroit, Michigan in 1918.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Pearl Bonser Student File

Student file of Pearl Bonser, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1910 and departed on April 4, 1914. The file contains a student information card, a medical/physical record, a progress/conduct card, financial transactions, a news clipping, a report after leaving, a photograph, and letters/correspondence. The file indicates Bonser attended the YMCA conference in 1913, was awarded an essay prize through the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and a housewife living in Altoona, Pennsylvania in 1914 and 1915.

Note: One of Pearl Bonser's documents was originally found in the folder of another student; Louis Palin, NARA_RG 75_Series 1327_box 114_folder 4707.

Note: Bonser married former student Samuel Saunooke. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Pearl Bonser Student Information Card

Student information card of Pearl Bonser, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1910 and departed on April 4, 1914. The file indicates Bonser was married and living in Altoona, Pennsylvania in 1914.

Note: Bonser married former student Samuel Saunooke. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration