1889: Student Files

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Ophelia Powlas Student Information Card

Student information card of Ophelia Powlas, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on August 16, 1887 and died on February 1, 1891. Powlas was buried in the cemetery on the school grounds.

Note: Although this card shows an arrival date of August 16, 1889, the admissions ledger and her file suggest that she actually arrived on August 16, 1887.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lizzie Hill Student Information Card

Student information card of Lizzie Hill, a member of the Sioux Nation. The information card indicates that Hill had graduated in 1897, married Joel Tyndall, and was living in Walthill, Nebraska in 1913. 

Note: When Lizzie Hill first enrolled at the school she was identified as being from the Cheyenne Nation. In some school documents, including this card and the information about her graduation, she is identified as being a member of the Sioux nation. Information in other records also shows Hill arrived on January 1, 1889 and departed on August 22, 1898. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

James One Star Student File

Student file of James One Star, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on January 1, 1889 and departed on August 10, 1892. The file contains a student information card, and letters/correspondence. The files indicate that after leaving Carlisle One Star enlisted in the United States Army. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lizzie Hill Student File

Student file of Lizzie Hill, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on January 1, 1889, graduated in 1897, and departed on August 22, 1898. The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Hill was a housewife in Walthill, Nebraska in 1909 and 1910.

Note: When Lizzie Hill first enrolled at the school she was identified as being from the Cheyenne Nation. In some school documents, including the information about her graduation, she is identified as being a member of the Sioux nation.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Maggie Old Eagle Student Information Card

Student information card of Maggie Old Eagle, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on January 1, 1889 and departed on June 4, 1895.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Charles Elk Student Information Card

Student information card of Charles Elk, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on January 1, 1889 and departed on July 8, 1889.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Charles Elk Student File

Student file of Charles Elk, a member of the Sioux nation, who entered the school on January 1, 1889 and departed on July 8, 1889. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving indicating that he was living in Allen, South Dakota in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Henry Old Eagle Student Information Card

Student information card of Henry Old Eagle, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on January 1, 1889 and departed on June 4, 1895.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Maggie Old Eagle Student File

Student file of Maggie Old Eagle, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on January 1, 1889 and departed on June 4, 1895. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving indicating she was a housewife in Pine Ridge, South Dakota in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Robert DeLane Student File

Student file of Robert DeLane, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on February 2, 1889 and departed on June 28, 1895. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving that indicates DeLane was living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1912. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Robert DeLane Student Information Card

Student information card of Robert DeLane, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on February 2, 1889 and departed on June 28, 1895.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Nellie Abbott Student File

Student file of Nellie Abbott, a member of the Piegan Nation, who entered the school on March 26, 1889 and departed on August 11, 1890. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving indicating she was living in Lethbridge, Canada in 1910.

Note: Students Maggie Abbott and Nellie Abbott were sisters. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Nellie Abbott Student Information Card

Student information card of Nellie Abbott, a member of the Piegan Nation, who entered the school on March 26, 1889 and departed on August 11, 1890. 

Note: Students Maggie Abbott and Nellie Abbott wer sisters. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Rosa Bourassa Student File

Student file of Rosa Bourassa, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889, graduated in 1890, and departed on February 25, 1892. The file contains a student information card, returned student survey, photographs, news clippings, a report after leaving, correspondence, and a trade/position record card. The file indicates Bourassa was a teacher in various schools in the Indian Service including the Carlisle Indian School, the Fort Hall Indian School, and Phoenix Indian School; an assistant matron at the Carlisle Indian School, corresponding secretary of the American Indian Association, clerk of the outing system at the Carlisle Indian School in 1913 and 1914, and an office assistant for the Society of American Indians in Washington D.C. in 1914.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

John N. Davis Student File

Student file of John N. Davis, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889, and departed on August 20, 1890.  The file contains a student information card.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Johnson Adams Student Information Card

Student file of Johnson Adams, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and departed on August 4, 1896. The card indicates that Adams graduated in 1896, had married Angeline Lookaround, and was living in Keshena, Wisconsin in 1915. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lucy Cloud Student File

Student file of Lucy Cloud, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and ultimately departed on December 16, 1895. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, a former student response postcard, a returned student survey, correspondence, financial transactions, and a report after leaving indicating Cloud was working as a dressmaker as well as a housewife in Bay City, Michigan in 1913.

Note: Lucy Cloud was the mother of student Ira Cloud.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Aggie Cloud Student Information Card

Student information card of Aggie Cloud, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and departed on July 2, 1891.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Rosa Bourassa Student Information Card

Student information card of Rosa Bourassa, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and departed on February 25, 1892. The information card indicates that Bourassa graduated in 1890, had married Frank La Flesche and was living in Rosebud, South Dakota in 1915. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

David Abraham Student File

Student file of David Abraham, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889, graduated in 1900, and ultimately departed on April 11, 1901. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains a returned student survey, former student response postcards, student information cards, a trade/position record card, letters/correspondence about his life after Carlisle with his wife, and a report after leaving indicating Abraham was a shipping clerk in Hatboro, Pennsylvania in 1907 and working for the Santa Fe Railway Company in 1915. Abraham was married to former student Margaret Wilson.

Note: in this file the student is identified as David Abraham and David Abrahams.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Edward Peters Student File

Student file of Edward Peters, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889, graduated in 1899, and ultimately departed on August 7, 1899. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains a news clipping, student information cards, a returned student survey, a former student response postcard, a trade/position record, letters/correspondence about his daughter and other students he recommended to attend Carlisle, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Peters was a farmer and barber in Rose Bush, South Dakota in 1907 and working as a fireman and engineer in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan in 1911.

Note: in this file the student is identified as Edward W. Peters and Edward W. Peters.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Aggie Cloud Student Information Card

Student information card of Aggie Cloud, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and departed on July 2, 1891.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Ernest Peters Student File

Student file of Ernest Peters, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and ultimately departed on September 19, 1899. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains a student information card and letters/correspondence. The file indicates Peters was living in Detroit, Michigan in 1917.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

David Abraham Student Information Card

Student information card of David Abraham, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and departed on April 11, 1901. The card indicates that Abraham graduated with the class of 1900, married former student Margaret Wilson, and in 1914 was living in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Sarah Vanacy Student File

Student file of Sarah Vanacy, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on August 7, 1889 and ultimately departed on July 5, 1899. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, correspondence, and a report after leaving indicating Vanacy was a housewife living in Cherokee, North Carolina in 1912.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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