1885: Student Files

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Edith Abner Student Information Card

Student information card of Edith Abner, a member of the Peoria Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1885 and departed on February 19, 1890.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Elizabeth Wind (Ro-nea-we-ia) Student File

Student file of Elizabeth Wind (Ro-nea-we-ia), a member of the Wyandotte Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1885 and departed on January 10, 1895. The file contains a student information card, a news clipping, a returned student survey, a report after leaving, a financial transaction, a trade/position record card, and letters/correspondence.

The file indicates Wind graduated from the M. E. Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1894, was an assistant nurse the Carlisle Indian School for two years, and an assistant nurse at the Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon for two years. Wind then worked as a housekeeper and a private nurse in Wichita, Kansas in 1911, an assistant matron at the Phoenix Indian School in Phoenix, Arizona in 1913 and 1914, and a nurse in Ship Rock, New Mexico.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Katie Grindrod (Ta-ye-han-ta) Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Katie Grindrod, a member of the Wyandotte Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1885, graduated in 1889, and ultimately departed on August 26, 1895.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Florence Barnett Student Information Card

Student information card of Florence Barnett, a member of the Ottawa Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1885 and died on July 5, 1888. Barnett is buried on the school grounds. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Katie Grindrod Student Information Card

Student information card of Katie Grindrod, a member of the Wyandotte Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1885 and departed on August 26, 1895. The card indicates that she was trained as a nurse and graduated in 1889. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Florence I. Barnett (Co-te-quah) Student Information Card

Student information card of Florence I. Barnett (Co-te-quah), a member of the Ottawa Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1885 and died on July 5, 1888. Barnett was buried in the cemetery on the school grounds.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Esther Miller Student Information Card

Student information card of Esther Miller, a member of the Miami Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1885 and departed on August 12, 1890. The information card indicates that Miller graduated in 1889, married fellow student Charles E. Dagnette, and was living in Rocky Ford, Colorado in 1914. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Edith Abner (Wey-a-se-te-quah) Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Edith Abner (Wey-a-se-te-quah), a member of the Peoria Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1885 and ultimately departed on February 19, 1890.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Joseph Cotter Student Information Card

Student information card of Joseph/Joel Cotter, a member of the Wyandotte Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1885 and departed on July 6, 1888. The file indicates Cotter was living in Wyandotte, Oklahoma in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lucinda Clinton Student File

Student file of Lucinda Clinton, a member of the Modoc Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1885 and departed on July 6, 1888. The file contains student information cards and a report after leaving indicating that she was married to Charles S. Hood and living in Fort Klamath, Oregon in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lucinda Clinton Student Information Card

Student information card of Lucinda Clinton, a member of the Modoc Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1885 and departed on July 6, 1888. The file indicates Clinton was living in Klamath, Oregon in 1917.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Isadore Labedie (Kil-so-qush) Student File

Student file of Isadore Labedie (Kil-so-qush), a member of the Miami Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1885, and departed on July 6, 1888. The file contains a student information card, a report after leaving, and a returned student survey indicating she was married with five children, and was living in Miami, Oklahoma, in 1910.

Note: In this file the student's name appears as both Isadore Labdie and as her married name Isadore Labedie Smith.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Sophia Metoxen Student Information Card

Student information card of Sophia Metoxen, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on April 12, 1897. The file indicates Metoxen was married and living in Tomah, Wisconsin in 1913 and in West De Pere, Wisconsin in 1914.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lucinda Hill Student Information Card

Student information card of Lucinda Hill, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on November 12, 1888.

Note: Two students named Lucinda Hill from the Oneida nation attended the school. One arrived in 1885 and departed in 1888. The other arrived in 1895 and 1901. They were combined in the same folder in the records found at NARA.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Sophia Metoxen Student File

Student file of Sophia Metoxen, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885, and ultimately departed on April 12, 1897. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains a student information card, news clippings, a report after leaving, a returned student survey in which she writes about her children, and correspondence between her and the school where she writes at length about her family and sending her daughter to Carlisle. The file also contains former student response postcards indicating that in 1914 she was living in West DePere, Wisconsin and working as an agent for a Chicago based jewelry company.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Zippa Metoxen Student File

Student file of Zippa Metoxen, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on August 7, 1894. The file contains a student information card, a report after leaving, a returned student survey, a photograph of her four daughters, a former student response card, and letters/correspondence. The file indicates Metoxen attended the New Haven Hospital Training School for Nurses in New Haven Connecticut in 1892, 1893, and 1894 and was a housekeeper and raising poultry in West De Pere, Wisconsin in 1910 and was a housekeeper in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin in 1912 and 1913 .

Note: In this file the student writes to the school using her married name Zippa Metoxen Skenandore.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Katie Metoxen Student Information Card

Student information card of Katie Metoxen, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on June 8, 1896. The file indicates Metoxen was married and living in West De Pere, Wisconsin and Tomah, Wisconsin in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Zippa Metoxen Student Information Card

Student information card of Zippa Metoxen, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on August 7, 1894. The file indicates Metoxen was married and living in West De Pere, Wisconsin and Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Louisa Smith Student Information Card

Student information card of Louisa Smith, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on May 23, 1893. The file indicates Smith was married and living in Oneida, Wisconsin in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Chester P. Cornelius Student File

Student file of Chester P. Cornelius, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on February 6, 1891. The file contains a student information card, a letter/correspondence related to a request for a photograph, and a report after leaving indicating Cornelius was living in Seymour, Wisconsin in 1912.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Louisa Smith Student File

Student file of Louisa Smith, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on May 23, 1893. The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving indicating that she was living in Oneida, Wisconsin in 1911.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Katie Metoxen Student File

Student file of Katie Metoxen, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885, and ultimately departed on June 8, 1896. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, a report after leaving, correspondence from the school, and a returned student survey indicating she was married, had three children, and was living in West De Pere, Wisconsin in 1910.

Note: In this file the student's name appears as both Kate Metoxen and Katie Metoxen. She writes back to the school using her married name Kate Parkhurst.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Chester P. Cornelius Student Information Card

Student information card of Chester P. Cornelius, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on February 6, 1891. The file indicates Cornelius was living in Seymour, Wisconsin in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Dennison Wheelock Student Information Card

Student information card of Dennison Wheelock, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on July 6, 1892. The file indicates that Wheelock graduated in 1890, married Louise LaChapelle, and was living in West DePere, Wisconsin in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Jane John Student Information Card

Student information card of Jane John, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 30, 1885 and departed on July 2, 1891.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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