Houck, Samuel: Student Files

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John Seminole Student File

Student file of John Seminole, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on February 21, 1898, and departed on June 26, 1903.  The file contains a student information card, returned student surveys, former student response postcards, and a report after leaving indicating that, from 1910 to 1913, Seminole was working as a laborer in Lame Deer, Montana.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

George Willard Student File

Student file of George Willard, a member of the Alaskan Nation, who entered the schol on April 21, 1898, and departed on February 8, 1905.  The file contains student information cards, a photograph attached to a returned student survey, correspondence, a former student response postcard, and a report after leaving indicating that, from 1913 to 1917, Willard was working as a printer in Syracuse, New York.

In a postcard sent back to the school in 1913 Willard identified himself as a member of the Chinook or Puyallup nation. He wrote: "Upon entering the school was enrolled as an Alaskan which was my mistake by not knowing of my real tribe so please rectify the mistake as my home is Seattle Washington according to my present knowledge." 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Edward Green Student File

Student file of Edward Green, a member of the Seneca Nation, who entered the school on September 28, 1898 and departed on June 24, 1904. The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving indicating that Green was working as a farmer while living in Lawtons, New York in 1911.</>

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Jacob Smith Student File

Student file of Jacob Smith, a member of the Cherokee Nation, who entered the school on September 17, 1899, and departed on October 24, 1901.  The file contains a student information card, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a report after leaving indicating that between 1910 and 1911 he was working at Indian schools in Cherokee, North Carolina, and Genoa, Nebraska, as a carpenter and assistant engineer.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Joseph Murdock (mah rah ne rah) Student File

Student file of Joseph Murdock (mah rah ne rah), a member of the Kickapoo Nation, who entered the school on September 27, 1899, and departed on June 27, 1905.  The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving indicating that Murdock was farming in Dale, Oklahoma in 1910.

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 June 29, 1900 and ultimately departed on February 11, 1911. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, letters, former student response postcards, a trade/position record card, an application for enrollment, medical/physical records, a progress/conduct card, news clippings, an outing record, a returned student survey, an essay that White wrote as a senior, and a report after leaving. The file indicates that White began working for the Mt. Holly printing Company in 1910, the Corman Printing Co., and then the Herald Office in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He married Dorothy Middleton in 1914.

Note: Some of John White's documents were found in the folder of another student, also named John White, NARA_RG 75_Series 1327_box 130_folder 5132.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration