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Emanuel Powless Student File

Student file of Emanuel Powless, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on August 30, 1889 and departed on March 12, 1900. The file contains a former student response post card, a trade/position record card, returned student surveys, correspondence, a newspaper clipping, and a report after leaving indicating that after his time in Carlisle, Powless served in the Army during the Spanish-American war, married Lydia Wheelock, farmed in West DePere, Wisconsin and served as the Town Clerk of Oneida in 1917.

Note: In this file the student is referred to by the given names Emanuel and Emmanuel, and by the surnames Powless, Powles, Powlass, and Powlas. A family memeber has indicated that Powless is the correct spelling.

Note: One of Emanuel Powless' documents was originally found filed at the U.S. National Archives in the folder of another student; Purcell Powlas, NARA_RG 75_Series 1327_box 147_folder 5703.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration