1879: Student Files

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Charles Oheltoint Student Information Card

Student information card of Charles Ohletoint (here Ohettoint), a member of the Kiowa Nation, who entered the school on September 10, 1879 and departed on June 29, 1880. The file indicates Ohletoint was living in Anadarko, Oklahoma in 1914.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Walter Matches Student Information Card

Student information card of Walter Matches, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on September 10, 1879 and departed on September 10, 1880.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Charles Oheltoint Student File

Student file of Charles Oheltoint, a member of the Kiowa Nation, who entered the school on September 10, 1879, and departed on June 29, 1880. The file contains a student information card, a former student response postcard, and a report after leaving indicating that Oheltoint was farming in Anadarko, Oklahoma in 1914.

Note: Oheltoint also goes by the name Charley Buffalo in the record.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Henry Roman Nose Student File

Student file of Henry Roman Nose, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on September 18, 1883. The file contains newspaper clippings, a letter/correspondence, former student response postcards, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving.The file indicates that Roman Nose was farming in Bickford, Oklahoma from 1910 to 1914 and that Roman Nose went on to become Chief of the Cheyennes. The file also indicates that Roman Nose was that Roman Nose was a member of the Fort Marion prisoners group in St. Augustine, Florida before attending the Hampton Institute and eventually Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Hugh (Running Horse) Student File

Student file of Hugh (Running Horse), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 23, 1880. The file contains a student information card.

Note: We believe this student is identified as Clarence Whirlwind in the copy of the photograph of the first male students in the Richard Henry Pratt Papers at Yale University. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Edward Little Student File

Student file of Edward Little, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882. The file contains a returned student survey and a report after leaving that indicates Little was working as a farmer in White Lake, South Dakota in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Bernard (Hawk Charging Daylight) Student File

Student file of Bernard (Hawk Charging Daylight), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879, and departed on June 19, 1882. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving that indicates Bernard was working as a farmer in Rosebud, South Dakota in 1910.

Note: In this file the student is also identified as Bernard Hawk.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Louis Eagle Dog (Big Boy) Student File

Student file of Louis Eagle Dog (Big Boy), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879, and ultimately departed on June 14, 1887. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving that indicates Eagle Dog was working as a farmer in South Dakota in 1910.

Note: This file only contains information about Eagle Dog's second enrollment at the school. See student information cards for earlier enrollment.  

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Frank Twiss Student File

Student file of Frank Twiss, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on February 14, 1884. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains a former student response postcard, student information cards and a report after leaving indicating he was a rancher in Porcupine, South Dakota in 1910.

Twiss is sometimes referred to as Frank Twist in student publications.

Note: Twiss married former student Adelia Lowe.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Thomas (He Bear) Student File

Student file of Thomas (He Bear), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879, and departed on June 23, 1880. The file contains a student information card.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

David (Kills Without Wounding) Student File

Student file of David (Kills Without Wounding), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879, and departed on June 19, 1882. The file contains a student information card.

Note: David is also known as David Blue Teeth.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Ralph Iron Eagle Feather Student File

Student file of Ralph Iron Eagle Feather, a member of the Sioux Nation. No entrance or departure dates are given. The file contains a returned student survey, a news clipping, and a report after leaving that indicates he was working as a carpenter, painter, and wheelwright in Cut Meat, South Dakota in 1911. Other records show he enrolled at the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882. He reenrolled at the school on October 10, 1886 and departed on June 14, 1887.

Note: In this file the student is identified as Ralph Eagle Feather and Ralph Iron Eagle Feather.

Note: Iron Eagle Feather married fellow student Julia Good Voice, also known as Julia Iron Eagle Feather. They were the parents of Lydia Biddle Iron Eagle Feather. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

James (White Man) Student File

Student file of James (White Man), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on September 3, 1881. The file contains a student information card.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

White Man Student File

Student file of White Man, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on January 26, 1880. The file contains a student information card.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Stephen Murray Student File

Student file of Stephen Murray, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882. The file contains a photograph postcard and a report after leaving that indicates Murray was working as a rancher in Rosebud, South Dakota in 1910.

Note: It is possible that Murray was the father of student Wallace Murray who enrolled in 1917.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Vincent Stranger Horse (Loves his Country) Student File

Student file of Vincent Stranger Horse (Loves his Country), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879, and ultimately departed on June 14, 1887. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards that list three outings.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Little Chief Student File

Student file of Little Chief, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879, and departed on January 26, 1880.  The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving that indicates that he was farming in 1910 in Weatherford, Oklahoma.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Zonie McKenzie Student File

Student file of Zonie McKenzie, a member of the Brule Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 23, 1880. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving indicating she was a housewife in Wood, South Dakota in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Charles Tackett Student File

Student file of Charles Tackett, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 23, 1880. The file contains a student information card.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Student file of William Cohoe, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on March 2,1880 . The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey and report after leaving indicating that Cohoe was a farmer living in Bickford, Oklahoma with his wife and children in 1910.

Note: One of William Cohoe's documents was originally found in the folder of another student; John H. Williams, NARA_Series 1327_box 4_folder 161.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Howard Charlton (Buzzard) Student File

Student file of Howard Charlton (Buzzard), a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on January 26, 1880. The file contains a student information card.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

William Spotted Tail Student File

Student file of William Spotted Tail (Stays at Home), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879, and departed on June 23, 1880. The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, correspondence about returning his land patent, a report after leaving, and a former student response postcard that indicates Spotted Tail was working as a farmer in Cut Meat, South Dakota in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Valentine McKenzie Student File

Student file of Valentine McKenzie, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879, and departed on June 23, 1880. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving that indicates McKenzie was working as a farmer in 1910 in Wood, South Dakota.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Samuel High Bear (High Bear) Student File

Student file of Samuel High Bear (High Bear), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on December 15, 1884. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving indicating High Bear was working as a farmer in St. Francis, South Dakota in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Luther Standing Bear (Kills Plenty) Student File

Student file of Luther Standing Bear, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on July 6, 1885. The file contains a student information card, former student response postcards, news clippings, correspondence, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving indicating he was working as a clerk in a store in Sioux City, Iowa in 1913.

Note: These documents were found in two separate folders at the U.S. National Archives: RG 75_Series 1327_box 60_folder 3019 and RG 75_Series 1327_box 37_folder 1810.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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