Sioux (Brule): Student Files

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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

Marshall Bad Milk (Little Wolf) Student Information Card

Student information card of Marshall (Little Wolf), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 19, 1882.

Note: This student is known as Marshall, Marshall Bad Milk, and Little Wolf. Although this card is annotated to indicate this student also went by Marshall Hand, this is not correct. Marshall Hand is a different student. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Daniel Milk (Warrior) Student File

Student file of Daniel Milk (Warrior), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on July 6, 1885. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, correspondence related Milk's decision to not donate to the Alumni Association, a returned student survey, a photograph, and a report after leaving that indicates Milk was a farmer in St. Charles, South Dakota in 1912.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Alvan (One That Kills Horse) Student Information Card

Student information card of Alvan (One That Kills Horse), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and died on March 29, 1882 while attending the school. He was buried in the cemetery on the school grounds.

Note: In a letter describing the first students to arrive, Pratt refers to this student as Sunka-wa-ken-ktah and One That Kills Horse. The student's band is identified as Brule. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Stella Berht (White Horse) Student Information Cards

Student information card of Stella Berht (White Horse), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on June 14, 1887.

Note: Berht was also known as Stella Chasing Hawk. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Ruth (Looking Woman) Student File

Student file of Ruth, 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: This student is identified in other school documentation as Ruth Big Head. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Hope Blue Teeth Student File

Student file of Hope Blue Teeth, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on November 14, 1883 and departed on July 8, 1889. The file contains a student information card, a former student response postcard, and a report after leaving indicating she was a housewife in Porcupine, South Dakota in 1913.

Note: Although this file does not show it, Blue Teeth was among the first group of students to arrive on October 6, 1879 from the Rosebud agency. She married student Frank Lock.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Sarah Mather (Red Road) Student File

Student file of Sarah Mather, 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 indicating she was a housewife in Rosebud, South Dakota in 1910.

Note: Mather appears to have taken or been given the name of school employee Sarah Mather. She married interpreter Charles Tackett and so is also known as Sarah Tackett.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Ralph Iron Eagle Feather (War Bonnet) Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Ralph Iron Eagle Feather (War Bonnet), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on June 14, 1887.

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

Emma (Plenty Aunt) Student Information Card

Student information card of Emma (Plenty Aunt), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 23, 1880.

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

Arnold (Runs after the Moon) Student Information Card

Student information card of Arnold (Runs after the Moon), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 23, 1880.

Note: The outing in 1885 listed on this card was almost certainly written here by mistake.

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

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

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

Duke (Frog) Student Information Card

Student information card of Duke (Frog), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on September 3, 1881.

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

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

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

Arnold (Runs After the Moon) Student File

Student file of Arnold Moon. No entrance or departure dates are given, and no Nation is given. The file contains a blank report after leaving card.

Note: It is likely that this document refers to the student Arnold (Runs After the Moon).  

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

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

Arnold (Runs after the moon) Student Information Card

Student information card of Arnold (Runs after the moon), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 23, 1880.

Note: In a letter describing the fist students to arrive, Pratt refers to this student as We-ka-wah and Runs after the Moon. His band is identified as Brule.

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

Cecil (Red Medicine) Student Information Cards

Student information card of Cecil (Red Medicine), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on September 18, 1883.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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