1904: Student Files

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Chauncey Powlas Student File

Student file of Chauncey Powlas, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on August 13, 1904 and ultimately departed on October 3, 1913. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, medical/physical records, a former student response postcard, a financial transaction, an application for enrollment, progress/conduct cards, an outing record, a report after leaving, and correspondence. The file indicates that Powlas was living in West De Pere, Wisconsin in 1913, farming in West De Pere, Wisconsin in 1914, and was a soldier stationed at Camp Merrit, New Jersey in 1918.

Note: This student is known in the records as both Chauncey Powlas and Chauncey Powless. Information in other records Powlas first entered the school on Septmeber 21, 1893.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Louis I. Tarbell Student File

Student file of Louis I. Tarbell, a member of the Mohawk Nation, who entered the school on January 12, 1904, and departed on May 20, 1904. The file contains a student information card. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Louis I. Tarbell Student Information Card

Student information card of Louis I. Tarbell, a member of the St. Regis Nation, who entered the school on January 12, 1904 and departed on May 20, 1904.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Joseph Rabbit Student Information Card

Student information card of Joseph Rabbit (here Rabbitt), a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on January 21, 1904 and departed on April 6, 1904.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Joseph Rabbit Student File

Student file of Joseph Rabbit, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on January 21, 1904, and departed on April 6, 1904.  The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving indicate that, in 1910, Rabbit was working as a farmer in Ponsford, Minnesota.  Rabbit's surname can also be spelled Rabbitt.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Nancy Hasholy Progress Card

Progress card of Nancy Hasholy, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on January 24, 1904.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

George Gates Student File

Student file of George Gates, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on January 24, 1904 and departed on June 23, 1909. The file contains news clippings, a student information card, a medical/physical record, a returned student survey, former student response postcards, a progress/conduct card and a report after leaving. The file indicates Gates was a farmer in Fort Yates, North Dakota in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Nancy Has Holy Student Information Card

Student information card of Nancy Has Holy, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on January 24, 1904 and departed on June 5, 1909. The file indicates Has Holy was married and living in Fort Yates, North Dakota in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

George Gates Progress Card

Progress card of George Gates, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on January 24, 1904.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Nancy Has Holy Student File

Student file of Nancy Has Holy, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on January 24, 1904 and departed on June 5, 1909. The file contains a returned student survey, a student information card, a medical/physical record, a progress/conduct record, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Has Holy was a housewife in Ft. Yates, North Dakota in 1910 and 1911.

Note: In this file the student is identified to as Nancy Has Holy and Nancy Hasholy.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

George Gates Student Information Card

Student information card of George Gates, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on January 24, 1904 and departed on June 23, 1909. The file indicates Gates was living in Fort Yates, North Dakota in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

James Thorpe Student Information Card

Student information card of James Thorpe, a member of the Sac & Fox Nation, who entered the school on February 6, 1904 and departed on January 23, 1911.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

James Thorpe Student File

Student file of James (Jim) Thorpe, a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, who entered the school on February 6, 1904 and ultimately departed on February 1, 1913. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains a progress/conduct card, a student information card, letters, financial transactions, photographs, and news clippings from various publications, including the Sherman Bulletin of the Sherman Indian School in Riverside, California.  The file also notes that some documents have gone missing over the years, necessitating the copying of the file for public access.

Thorpe became famous internationally as an athlete while at Carlisle, and went on to have careers in both professional baseball and football. He competed in the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm and won gold in the Decathlon and Pentathlon. Thorpe was considered by many to be "The World's Greatest Athlete" and is one of the most famous graduates of the Carlisle Indian School.

Note: In the file the student is identified as both James Thorpe and Jim Thorpe.  

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

James Thorpe Progress Card

Progress card of James Thorpe, a member of the Sac & Fox Nation, who entered the school on February 6, 1904.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Charles Mitchell Progress Card

Progress card of Charles Mitchell, a member of the Assiniboine Nation, who entered the school on February 16, 1904.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Charles Mitchell Student Information Card

Student information card of Charles Mitchell, a member of the Assiniboine Nation, who entered the school on February 16, 1904, graduated in 1909, and departed on June 23, 1909.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Charles Mitchell Student Information Card

Student information card of Charles Mitchell, a member of the Assiniboine Nation, who entered the school on February 16, 1904 and departed on June 23, 1909. The information card indicates that Mitchell graduated in 1909, studied wagon making, married Elizabeth K. Chase, and was living in Wolf Point, Montana in 1913. 

Note: This student may also be known as Charles M. Henderson.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Levi Hill Student File

Student file of Levi Hill, a member of the Onondaga Nation, who entered the school on February 17, 1904, graduated in 1910, and ultimately departed on June 12, 1912. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains an outing record, a trade/position record card, news clippings, a returned student survey, progress/conduct cards, medical/physical records, student information cards, and an application for enrollment. The file indicates that upon graduating Hill moved to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania where he worked in his trade of bricklaying.

Note: The student is identified as Levi Hill and Levi Hillman.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Wesley Gordon Student Information Card

Student information card of Wesley Gordon, a member of the Seneca Nation, who entered the school on February 17, 1904 and departed on March 29, 1909. The file indicates Gordon was living in Versailles, New York in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

James Jamison Student File

Student file of James Jamison, a member of the Seneca Nation, who entered the school on February 17, 1904 and ultimately departed on June 30, 1907. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Wesley Gordon Progress Card

Progress card of Wesley Gordon, a member of the Seneca Nation, who entered the school on February 17, 1904.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Paul White Student File

Student file of Paul White, a member of the St. Regis Nation, who entered the school on February 17, 1904, and departed on May 20, 1904. The file contains a student information card.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

James Jamison Student Information Card

Student information card of James Jamison, a member of the Seneca Nation, who entered the school on February 17, 1904 and departed on June 30, 1907.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Levi E. Hill Progress Card

Progress card of Levi E. Hill, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on February 17, 1904.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Levi Hill Student Information Card

Student information card of Levi Hill, a member of the Onondaga Nation, who entered the school on February 17, 1904. The information card indicates Hill graduated in 1910 and studied masonry. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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