Category Archives: Blackfoot

Sleep Long Time

In the Carlisle Indian School records, we find someone listed as Sleep Long Time, a Chief, listed among the students.  I was interested to see what I could find about this man. The picture below was taken between 1910 and … Continue reading

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Chief American Horse, Sioux

  Chief American Horse (the younger) is one of the Indian Chiefs listed as either a visitor or a student at the Carlisle School. Chief American Horse was Oglala Lakota, born in 1840 in the Black Hills of South Dakota, … Continue reading

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Red Fox James, Blackfoot, Indian Advocate

Red Fox James, a Blackfoot Indian, rode horseback from state to state seeking approval for a day to honor Indians. On Dec. 14, 1915, he presented the endorsements of 24 state governments at the White House. There is no record, … Continue reading

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Native Study Website

I recently came across the Native Study website. This site has several books of transcribed original records.  For the most part, records deal with the following tribes: Cherokee Chickasaw Choctaw Creek Seminole Blackfeet Delaware Hopi Navajo Sioux However, a … Continue reading

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Daniel Earring

I was quite surprised to see the name Daniel Earring in the Carlisle Indian School records.  I was interested to know whether this name was an anomaly or whether it was a name found among Native families.  Daniel was Sioux.  … Continue reading

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John Two Guns White Calf

John Two Guns White Calf (1872-1934), shown above, may indeed be memorialized in a way few other Native Americans have been – on a piece of American money – the buffalo nickel to be specific.  But then again….maybe not….there is a … Continue reading

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Chief White Calf – Blackfoot – Died in Washington DC in 1903

Chief White Calf – 1873 While working with the Carlisle student records, I came across Helen White Calf, an Arickara from North Dakota.  Having spent many years on the powwow circuit, I was certainly aware of the White Buffalo story, … Continue reading

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