Hidatsa: 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

Jefferson Smith Student Information Card

Student information card of Jefferson Smith, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on June 7, 1898, graduated in 1911, and departed on June 21, 1911. The file indicates Smith had studied printing, married Ruth Packineau, and was living in Elbowoods, North Dakota in 1913 and Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1913.

Note: Although this card shows an arrival date of July 7, the admissions ledger and his file suggest that he actually arrived on June 7.

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

Jefferson Smith Student File

Student file of Jefferson Smith, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on June 7, 1898 and ultimately graduated in 1911, departing on June 21, 1911. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, applications for enrollment, medical/physical records, trade/position record cards, returned student surveys, news clippings, a progress/conduct card, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Smith was working as a store clerk in 1912 in Elbowoods, North Dakota, was living in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1914, and was living in Elbowoods, North Dakota in 1915.

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

Jefferson Smith Progress Card

Progress card of Jefferson Smith, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on June 7, 1898.

Note: Although this card indicates that Smith reentered the school on July 3, 1903, other records show that he had first enrolled at Carlisle on June 7, 1898.

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

Winnie Turtlehead Student File

Student file of Winnie Turtlehead, a member of the Hidatsa and Mandan Nations, who entered the school on November 3, 1901 and ultimately departed on August 2, 1910. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, an application for enrollment, a conduct card, an outing evaluation, an outing record, correspondence, a photograph, and a report after leaving indicating Turtlehead was at the Rosine Home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and then began working as a domestic 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 and Mandan.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

William Crow Student Information Card

Student information card of William Crow, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on November 3, 1901 and departed on June 22, 1908. The file indicates Crow had studied tinning.

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

William Crow Progress Card

Progress card of William Crow, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on November 3, 1901.

Note: Although this card shows an arrival date of September 1906, the admissions ledger and his file suggest that he actually arrived on November 3, 1901.

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

George Bears Arm Student Information Card

Student information card of George Bears Arm, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on November 3, 1901 and died on January 8, 1903. Bears Arm is buried in the cemetery on the school grounds.

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

William Crow Student File

Student file of William Crow, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on November 3, 1901 and ultimately departed on June 22, 1908. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains a student information card and an application for enrollment. 

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

George Bears Arm Student Information Card

Student information card of George Bears Arm (here spelled George Bear's Arms), a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on November 3, 1901 and died on January 8, 1903 while attending the school. Bears Arm is buried in the cemetery on the school grounds. 

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

Winnie Turtlehead Student Information Card

Student information card of Winnie Turtlehead, a member of the Hidatsa and Mandan, who entered the school on November 3, 1901 and departed on August 2, 1910. The file indicates Turtlehead was 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 and Mandan.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Winnie Turtlehead Progress Card

Progress card of Winnie Turtlehead, a member of the Hidatsa and Mandan Nations, who entered the school on November 3, 1901.

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

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Cecil Grant Student Information Card

Student information card of Cecil Grant, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on July 3, 1903 and departed on July 6, 1907.

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

Ellen Grinnell Progress Card

Progress card of Ellen Grinnell, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on July 3, 1903.

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

Carl Silk (Tse-sha-shi-pi) Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Carl Silk (Tse-sha-shi-pi), a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on July 3, 1903, graduated in 1907, and departed on July 7, 1909. The file indicates Silk had studied blacksmithing and was living in Crow Agency, Montana in 1913 and Tyrone, Pennsylvania 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

Charles Huber Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Charles Huber, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on July 3, 1903 and ultimately departed on June 23, 1909. The file indicates that Huber graduated from Carlisle in 1908 and later returned to play with the Carlisle Indian School Band.

Note: Huber married fellow student Philomena Badger.

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

Charles Huber Student Information Card

Student information card of Charles Huber, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on July 3, 1903 and departed on June 23, 1909. The information card indicates that Huber graduated in 1908, studied painting, married fellow student Philomena Badger, and was living in Elbowoods, North Dakota in 1915. 

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

Cecil Grant Student File

Student file of Cecil Grant, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on July 3, 1903 and departed on July 6, 1907. The file contains a student information card, a trade/position record card, and a report after leaving indicating that Grant was farming 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

Cecil Grant Progress Card

Progress card of Cecil Grant, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on July 3, 1903.

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

Carl Silk (Tse-sha-shi-pi) Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Carl Silk (Tse-sha-shi-pi), a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on July 3, 1903, graduated in 1907, and ultimately departed on July 7, 1909.

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

Carl Silk Progress Card

Progress card of Carl Silk, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on July 3, 1903.

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

Ellen Grinnell Student Information Card

Student information card of Ellen Grinnell, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on July 3, 1903 and departed on June 22, 1910. The file indicates Grinnell 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

Charles Huber Progress Card

Progress card of Charles Huber, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on July 3, 1903.

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

Ellen Grinnell Student File

Student file of Ellen Grinnell, a member of the Hidatsa Nation, who entered the school on July 3, 1903, and departed on June 20, 1910. The file contains student information cards, a conduct card, a physical record, an outing record, a photograph, news clippings, a financial transaction, a marriage invitation, correspondence, a trade/position record card, and a report after leaving. The file indicates that Grinnell was living in Elbowoods, North Dakota in 1910, 1911, and 1912.

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

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