1882: Student Files

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Julia Dorris Student Information Card

Student information card of Julia Dorris, a member of the Queres Nation, who entered the school on January 28, 1882 and departed on May 8, 1895. The file indicates Dorris was married and living in Casa Blanca, New Mexico in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Julia Dorris Student File

Student file of Julia Dorris, a member of the Pueblo Nation, who entered the school on January 28, 1882 and ultimately departed on May 8, 1895. 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 Dorris was a housewife living in Casa Blanca, New Mexico in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Charles S. Somains Student File

Student file of Charles S. Somains, a member of the Menominee Nation, who entered the school on January 28, 1882 and departed on February 20, 1882. The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving that indicates Somains was employed as a laborer in Keshena, Wisconsin in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Clara Guernsey Student Information Card

Student information card of Clara Guernsey, a member of the Pueblo Nation, who entered the school on January 28, 1882 and departed on September 23, 1884.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Clara Guernsey Student File

Student file of Clara Guernsey, a member of the Pueblo (Laguna) Nation, who entered the school on January 28, 1882, and departed on September 23, 1884. The file contains a student information card. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Charles S. Somains Student Information Card

Student information card of Charles S. Somains (here Somans), a member of the Menominee Nation, who entered the school on January 28, 1882 and departed on February 2, 1882. The file indicates Somains was living in Keshena, Wisconsin in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

James Porter Student File

Student file of James Porter, a member of the Nez Perce Nation, who entered the school in May 1882 and departed on September 18, 1883. The file contains a student information card, a trade/position record card, and a letter/correspondence. The file indicates that Porter was a gardener at the Santa Fe Indian School in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1914.

Note: Although documents in this file list Porter as Ponca, other records dating from the time of his arrival at Carlisle in 1882 and his departure in 1883 make clear that he is Nez Perce, but that he had come from the Ponca Agency.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

James Porter Student Information Card

Student information card of James Porter, a member of the Ponca Nation, who entered the school in May 1882 and departed on September 18, 1883.

Note: Although this card lists Porter as Ponca, other records dating from the time of his arrival at Carlisle in 1882 and his departure in 1883 make clear that he is Nez Perce, but that he had come from the Ponca Agency.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Prudie Eagle Feather Student File

Student file of Prudie Eagle Feather, a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on June 9, 1882 and departed January 3, 1884. The file contains student information card and a report after leaving indicating that she was living in Pawhuska, Oklahoma in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Grace Bigheart Student File

Student file of Grace Bigheart. No entrance or departure dates are given, and no Nation is given. The file contains letters and correspondence, and a report after leaving indicating she was living in Pawhuska, Oklahoma in 1910.

Note: Other documentation indicates Bigheart was a member of the Osage nation who entered the school on June 9, 1882 and departed on August 17, 1885. 

Note: Grace Bigheart was the mother of student John Bigheart.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Emily B. Ross Student File

Student file of Emily B. Ross, a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on June 9, 1882 and ultimately departed on August 17, 1885. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards and a report after leaving indicating she was living in Pawhuska, Oklahoma in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Edna Eagle Feather Student File

Student file of Edna Eagle Feather, a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on June 9, 1882 and departed on January 3, 1884. The file contains a student information card and report after leaving indicating she was living in Pawhuska, Oklahoma in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Peliza Student Information Card

Student information card of Peliza, a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on June 9, 1882 and departed on August 17, 1885.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Anna Big Rain Student Information Card

Student information card of Anna Big Rain, a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on June 9, 1882 and departed on June 17, 1884.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Hettie Butcher Student Information Card

Student information card of Hettie Butcher, a member of the Kaw Nation, who entered the school on June 9, 1882 and departed on November 20, 1883.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Paul Big Horse Student Information Card

Student information card of Paul Big Horse, a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on June 9, 1882 and departed on June 17, 1884.

Note: This student is referred to as Paul Big Horse and Paul Bighorse.

Note: There is discrepency between the date of departure for this student between this card, which says June 17, 1882 and his other student information card which clearly says June 17, 1884. At this time we cannot determine which is correct. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Harry Kohpay (Wah-she-wah-hah) Student File

Student file of Harry Kohpay (Wah-she-wah-hah), a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on June 9, 1882, graduated in 1891, and ultimately departed on June 13, 1895. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, news clippings, returned student surveys, a report after leaving, and letters/correspondence.

The file indicates Kohpay attended the Eastman Business College in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1893 and 1894, was assistant clerk at the Carlisle Indian School in 1894, assistant clerk at the agency and secretary of the Osage National Council or Business Committee in Pawhuska, Oklahoma in 1909, and was appointed as Governor of the Osage Nation in 1912.

Note: At the time of scanning at the U.S. National Archives, several documents in this student file seemed to relate to a different student, Harry Kohpay. Those documents have now been included with the Harry Kohpay file: NARA_RG 75_Series 1327_box 147_folder 5669.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Robert Dunlap Student Information Card

Student information card of Robert Dunlap, a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on June 9, 1882 and departed on August 17, 1885.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Edward Chouteau Student Information Card

Student information card of Edward Chouteau, a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on June 9, 1882 and departed on June 17, 1884.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

McKay Dougan Student Information Card

Student information card of McKay Dougan, a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on June 9, 1882 and departed on July 6, 1885.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Harry Kohpay Student Information Card

Student information card of Harry Kohpay, a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on June 9, 1888 and departed on June 13, 1895. The information card indicates that Kohpay graduated in 1891, studied tailoring, and was living in Pawhuska, Oklahoma in 1913. 

Note: Other records show that Kohpay originally enrolled at the school on June 9, 1882. This card reflects his re-enrollment. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Ellen Tayrien Student Information Card

Student information card of Ellen Tayrien, a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on June 9, 1882 and departed on January 3, 1884.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

George Baker Student Information Card

Student information card of George Baker, a member of the Kaw Nation, who entered the school on June 9, 1882 and ultimately departed on April 28, 1892.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Ella Ross Student File

Student file of Ella Ross, a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on June 9, 1882 and departed on September 18, 1883. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving indicating she was living in Pawhuska, Oklahoma in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Bessie Big Soldier Student Information Card

Student information card of Bessie Big Soldier, a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on June 9, 1882 and departed on January 3, 1884.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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