Bear, Stella: Student Files

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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

Stella Bear Student File

Student file of Stella Bear, a member of the Arikara Nation, who entered the school on July 3, 1903 and ultimately graduated in 1910, departing on July 13, 1910. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, a medical/physical record, a report after leaving, progress/conduct cards, a trade/position record card, and correspondence that indicate Bear was appointed as a field matron in Cantonment, Oklahoma in 1910, was living in Bismarck, North Dakota in 1913, and was working as a seamstress at a boarding school in Elbowoods, North Dakota in 1916.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Stella Bear Student Information Card

Student information card of Stella Bear, a member of the Arikara Nation, who entered the school on July 3, 1903 and departed on July 13, 1910. The card indicates that Bear graduated in 1910 and was living in Elbowoods, North Dakota in 1916. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Stella Bear Progress Card

Progress card of Stella Bear, a member of the Arikara Nation, who entered the school on July 3, 1903.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration