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2008.19.27

 

Roland F. Thompson Papers- Correspondence

1. 19 May 1932 - Letter from Mark Spotted Horse to Mr. Roland F. Thompson;

- Letter discusses the Memorial Day festivities for Sunday May 29, 1932.

 

 

2. 7 August 1933 - Letter from Commissioner to Roland F. Thompson.

- Letter states that Mr. Thompson is "hereby transferred from the position of teacher, elementary, No. 63, grade 6, at $1500, at the Pine Ridge Day School No.19, South Dakota, to a similar position No.66 in the same grade and at the same salary at the Pine Ridge Day School No. 21, to take effect August 16." It also states that Mr. Thompson's wife will be notified about her position of housekeeper at the same day school.

 

 

3. 27 April 1938 (Received 13 May 1938) - Letter from Acting Chief, Division of Appointments to Roland F. Thompson.

- Letter states "Junior Clerk, Grade 6, $1620 per annum. You have been appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to the position, grade and salary indicated above, in the Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota, effective on the date of entrance on duty."

 

 

4. 9 August 1947 - Letter from Roland F. Thompson to Mr. R. E. Miller, Acting Superintendent, Tomah Indian Agency, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

- This four page, single-spaced letter is described in the first paragraph:

"Several times the Indian Office has invited its clerical staff to submit ideas and suggestions that might lead to more efficiency and leff [sic.] office load in carrying on the work of the Indian Service.  Such has not been requested at this present time, however, I would like to pass on to the Administration through your office some thots [sic.] pertaining to this Sac & Fox Indian people, which have arisen from my work here, and hope they can be received in the spirit of co-operation as written."

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2008.19.28

 

Roland F. Thompson Papers - Reports

1. 16 January 1930 - Report of Supervisory Visits.

- Report of Roland. F. Thompson while at Day School No. 19 and includes information such as what he teaches, how long and when he was observed, how his habits (appearance, industry, voice, etc.) were. Analysis and evaluation of work such as learning conditions, class activity, things to commend, things to improve and suggestions. Signed by the Day School Representative.

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2. 14 January 1931 - Report of Supervisory Visits.

- Report of Roland. F. Thompson while at Day School No. 19 and includes information such as what he teaches, how long and when he was observed, how his habits (appearance, industry, voice, etc.) were. Analysis and evaluation of work such as learning conditions, class activity, things to commend, things to improve and suggestions. Signed by the Day School Representative.

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3. 10 February 1931 - Report of Supervisory Visits.

- Report of Roland. F. Thompson while at Day School No. 19 and includes information such as what he teaches, how long and when he was observed, how his habits (appearance, industry, voice, etc.) were. Analysis and evaluation of work such as learning conditions, class activity, things to commend, things to improve and suggestions. Signed by the Day School Representative.

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4. 25 May 1932 - Letter and report from Roland F. Thompson to Mr. Joe Jennings, School Superintendent, Indian Agency Office, Pine Ridge South Dakota.

- Letter states that Mr. Jennings requested "each school to submit to you a report of the uses made of the Industrial Period during the present school year." The report details the primary use of the Industrial period for the boys with a list of finished projects and value, the primary use of the Industrial Period for girls, and other uses of the Industrial Period.

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5. 24 May 1943; Note of Efficiency Rating for Roland F. Thompson from the Department of the Interior, Indian Bureau.

- Mr. Thompson received a rating of good and satisfactory conduct.

2008.19.29

 

Roland F. Thompson Papers - Term Paper

1. July - August 1931 - Western Development East of the Mississippi River Term Paper, Roland F. Thompson, Nebraska State Normal College, Chadron, Nebraska;

Statement of Resolution: "That the white people did not wrong the American Indians by taking away their lands, but the coming of the white man meant the salvation of the Red race from inter-tribal annihilation."

Table of Contents:

1. The Red Man's Land

2. From Barbarism to Savagry [sic.]

3. Early Indian Culture

4. Later Indian Culture

5. Inter-tribal Warfare

6. Indian - White Treaties

7. Insecurity if [sic.] Indian Titles

8. Testimonies of Indian Chiefs to vague Title-ship

9. Inevitable End of the Indian

10. Some Present Day Indian Condition

11. Present Day Efforts for Indian Culture

12. United States Department of the Interior - Indian Field Service

      Indian Commission

      Indian Agencies

            Doctors

            Custodians

            Day Schools

       Indian Lands

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2008.19.30

 

#19 Day School - Reports and Correspondence

1. Yearly Calendar for 1930 - 31; Created October 3, 1930 by Roland F. Thompson.

- Calendar for months October thru June. Features holidays, Columbus Day, health programs, and contests.

 

 

2. Letter from Roland F. Thompson to Office of Superintendent, Pine Ridge Agency; 4 October 1930.

- Letter discusses School Rally Day to get more students to school, two students with health conditions and how they are being treated, and referenced f our students who were not attending school but were "said to be around."

 

 

3. Christmas Program - Tuesday 2:00P P.M. 23 December, 1930; Created by Roland F. Thompson.

- Program contains list of Christmas carols and readings and who will be presenting them including entire school, teacher and individual students. Also, Santa will do the distribution of gifts and Mrs. Thompson will be providing refreshments.

 

 

4. 1930 - Certificate from Roland F. Thompson to Benjamin Black Bear;

- Certificate for "perfect attendance at Day School #19, Kyle, S. D. during the  year 1929 - 1930."

 

 

5. Report of Community Activities - November, 1932; Created by Roland F. Thompson.

- List of school and community activities divided by category for the month of November. Categories include the following: Community Social, Community Personal, Community Medical, Community Clubs, School Seat-work, Reading, Language, Social and Religious.

 

 

6. Final Examinations - 17-18 June 1931; Created by Roland F. Thompson.

- Report contains examination schedule, report of grades earned, plan of examination and copies of questions. It goes into great detail about what the students are expected to know and how they will be tested.

cover, page 2, page 3, page 4, page 5, page 6, page 7, page 8, page 9, page 10, page 11, page 12, page 13, page 14, page 15, page 16, page 17, page 18, page 19, page 20, page 21, page 22, page 23, page 24, page 25, page 26, page 27

2008.19.31

#19 Day School - Floor Plans

1. #19 Day School Floor Plan; Created by Roland F. Thompson.

- Shows locations of doors, windows, coat hooks, wash-bench, mirror, towels, basins, cups, stove, eating table, wood box, heater, drinking fountain, dishes, school supplies, magazine shelf, blackboards, clock, desks, reading table, teacher's desk, conference chairs, flag, plan corner, porch and bell tower.

2008.19.32

#19 Day School - Student Art Work

1. 2/16/1931 - Johnson - Grade VI;

- Pencil sketch of a boy herding three goats with a branch.

 

 

2. Cecil - III Grade;

- Pencil sketch and accompanying set of directions for "Our Bridge." Directions elaborate on sketch for how to build a bridge while the drawing includes corresponding numbers in order to make the directions easier to understand.

sketch, directions

2008.19.33

#21 Allen Day- School Floor Plans

1. 1934 - Floor plan of school building.

- Including: steps, work table, eating room, windows, dish closet, book closet, school supplies, book case, library table, stove, teacher's desk, blackboard, organ, fire extinguisher, and seating assignments for students.

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2. 1934 - Andrew Charging Crow; Plan of school and property.

- Includes entrance, auto gate, ice house, coal house, Baron (?), windmill, cottage, school, commissary, cellar, house toilet, boys toilet, girls toilet, house garden, school garden, school horse pasture, cow pasture, school bell and swing & see saw.

page 1, page 2

2008.19.34

#21 Allen Day School - Student Work

1. 12 April 1933 - Lawrence Bull Bear;

- "El. Pr. Pg. 7-10, Illustrations. 1. Draw a picture of what flew away from the cat and her kittens. 2. Draw a picture of what ran away from the cat and her kittens. 3. Draw a picture of who gave us milk for dinner."  Each statement is accompanied by a pencil and crayon sketch of a bird, rat and girl respectively.

 

 

2. 1933 - Sarah Couroy (?);

- Pencil sketch of the parts of the skin.  Labeled parts include sweat pores, epidermis, dermis, true skin, oil gland, hair root, fat cels, blood and vessels.

 

 

3. 1935 - Lillian Fire - Grade I (8 yrs);

- Pencil and crayon sketch titled "The Meadow Lark." Simple sketch of bird colored yellow,

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4. Gus Holy Eagle; Leisure time pencil sketch.

- Drawing includes several mountains with trees and a howling wolf at the top of one mountain and a plain with a buffalo jumping over a river.

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5. Gus Holy Eagle; Pencil sketch of an Indian chief with full headdress warming hands over a fire.

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6. Gus Holy Eagle; Pencil sketch of a cowboy riding on a horse.

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7. 1933 (?); Essay titled "Story of the Dakota Indians."

- This thirteen page essay is divided into sections that are clearly organized in the index on the first page and focuses on the "later days" of the Dakota Indians. Each page of the essay has one or two sections from the index. Topics include:

I.  History & Geography, after the coming of the white man

            1.         a. Lands

                        b. Present location of the Dakotas

            2. Present Living

                        a. Shelter

                        b. Clothes

                        c. Food

                        d. Occupation

                        e. Modes of Travel

            3. Later Government

                        a. The Council, local Government

                        b. Greater Council Representatives

                        c. Education

                        d. The Church

            4. Later Customs

                        a. Feast Days

                        b. Funerals

page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4, page 5, page 6, page 7, page 8, page 9, page 10, page 11, page 12, page 13

 

 

8. Conrad - Grade V?; Pencil sketch titled "Squaw planting corn."

- Sketch includes three men with one in the foreground holding a basket of fish and placing the fish in the ground in rows. One of the men in the background is also holding a basket while the other man is hoeing or raking the dirt.

 

 

9. Conrad; Pencil tracing of North America.

- Labels indicate where different fish and seafood can be found along the coasts including whale, tuna, salmon, seal, cod, lobster, clam, haddock, mackerel, oyster, halibut, shrimp sturgeon and shark.

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10. Conrad; Pencil sketch of three fish including mackerel, codfish and salmon.

 

 

11. Conrad - Grade VI; Three pencil sketches.

- Including: an Indian, "An Indian is Shooting Fish with Bow and Arrow," and a man sitting and fishing by a river.

2008.19.35

Grass Creek Day School - School Survey

1. School Survey of Present History & Operation; Created 1941 by Roland F. Thompson for U.S. Indian Field Service, Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota.

Pages:

1. Specifics about the physical building, photograph of school from a distance

2. Information about teacher, information about students (name, degree of blood, date of birth, grade, parents, address, and distance from school)

3. Area served, natural resources, population, photograph of school building and teacher cottage

3A. Specifics about school plant, photograph of students enrolled in 1937-1938 including Roland F. Thompson and *(Cowboy and Saddle doll Jerry)*

4. Topography

5. Population of Grass Creek District, photograph of a school patron's family (George Respects Nothing)

6. Homes of Grass Creek

7. Map of the Grass Creek district showing the relative location of student's homes

11. Community water supply

11A. Pencil sketch of Grass Creek Water System

12. Our school water system

13. Pencil sketch of the teacher's cottage by Woodrow Respects Nothing - Grade IV

15. Photographs of installation of new water system and boys helping put in pipes

17. Economic status

17A. Photograph of neighbors helping the teacher dress his beef in return for fresh meat, photograph of school boy given practical experience in repairs for the school

18. Health and Hygiene - copy of a school letter to the parents

19. Photograph of a student riding to school in a sled, photograph of children outside for recess

20. Community activities - home improvement, photograph of the teacher cutting up meat for the children's dinner

21. Missing one photograph labeled "Damaged home furniture," photograph of repaired and re-finished furniture

22. The Boys' part in Home Improvement, photograph of students with benches they made as part of the home improvement project

22A. Photograph of boys helping to build a new fence and gate, photograph of boys getting coal and wood as part of their daily chores

23. Photograph of figurines made by the children from modeling clay, photograph of wooden toys made by the boys

24. List of wood work activities done at school by both boys and girls

25. Relief sewing - list of articles sewn by the women of Grass Creek district

26. Community plans and prospects, photograph of grasshoppers, photograph of grasshoppers killed by poison

27. Photograph of killed coyote, turkey talk and grasshoppers, counts of bugs

28. A Turkey Report, photograph of school children helping to pick a turkey for Thanksgiving

29. New proposals

cover 1, cover 2School information page 1, School information page 2

2008.19.36

Grass Creek Day School - Reports and Correspondence

1. Water & Drain Systems, Grass Creek School Plant; Created by Roland F. Thompson, 1934-1938.

- As the cover page states "Follow instructions if you wish to retain the convenience of this running water!!!" Instructions include how to get water, how to shut off the water, cautions, normal weather instructions, sub-zero weather instructions, in milder freezing weather, drain system and a sketch of the drain system.

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2. Out of school jobs; September 1934.

- List of job planned to do on the school property (school house, teacher cottage and barn). Jobs include but are not limited to: cutting weeds, cut and fit new screen door, re-fit eating table with new top, cut holes for windows in toilets and put screening in, fix floors of cottage, put up coat and hat racks, put up fire extinguishers, put up curtain fixtures, and make chicken hole in barn.

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3. List of children to report to new Grass Creek Day School; Created by Roland F. Thompson.

- List of children that "are scheduled to report to school at the new Day School, Grass Creek, 9 o'clock, Monday morning, September 10, 1934." List includes 21 students.

 

 

4. Letter from Roland F. Thompson to Mr. E. Clements, Day School Office, Pine Ridge Agency; 2 December, 1936.

- "Subject: Wiring cottage for 6-volt electric system."  Letter discusses the necessary equipment the author would like to purchase in order to wire the teacher's cottage for a 6-volt electric system. Accompanying the letter is a list of equipment including catalog number, description, quantity, rate, price, and shipping weight according to the Montgomery Ward Catalogue, 1936-1937 Winter.

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5. Letter from Eugene Clements, Education Field Agent to Teachers and Housekeepers; 25 April, 1938.

- Letter provides "information for ridding commissaries of mice" that was "submitted by Roland Thompson, Teacher at the Grass Creek day School." Suggested precautions include: The floor must be made tight, make under-floor space clear, plug up corners with mosquito screening, make the doors to fit snug and stop roof and eaves nesting. Mr. Clements carried out the methods and had no more mice.

2008.19.37

Grass Creek Day School - Student Art Work

1. Woodrow Respects Nothing - Grade IV; Pencil sketch of three cowboys.

- Two on horseback and one sitting on top of a cow or horse that had been lassoed to the ground. Sketch also contains fence and ground shading.

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2. 1935 - James Kills in Water - Grade III; Pencil and crayon sketch of one tooth and the artist's teeth.

- Sketch includes parts of the tooth and gums and a brief description of which teeth are used for biting, grinding or chewing food. Artist also wrote "I will brush them every day."

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3. 1935 - James Kills in Water - Grade III; Collection of "Drawings of our readings stories."

- Collection includes a sampling of readings and corresponding pencil illustrations.

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4. 1936 - James Kills in Water; "An Indian Rider."

- Pencil sketch of an Indian in full headdress on horse.

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5. 1936 - James Kills In Water; Pencil sketch of a jumping horse with a cowboy on its back, titled Wild Horse.

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6. 11 September, 1936 - James Kills in Water - Grade V; "The Broom Corn."

- Short description and two pencil sketches of brooms. Description includes what they are made of and how they are put together.

 

 

7. 1937 - Cecil Holy Rock - Grade III; Pencil sketch of "Apple-seed John."

- Sketch includes man with cane and two other doodles.

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8. 1937 - Myrtle Gibbons; Short poem and pencil sketch on both sides of paper. 

- First side has a drawing of a lit candle under a (drinking?) glass says "The light under the glass went out. The candle needs fresh air. Children need fresh air." The second side has the same drawing and says "The candle needs fresh air. Children need fresh air. The light under the glass went out."

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9. 1937 - Noah Fire Thunder; "Call to Colors."

- Pencil sketch of a man playing a bugle towards an American flag on a pole. Note on sketch says "at PTA Mtg. Grass Creek 1937).

 

 

10. 1937 - James Kills In Water; "How the baby Bean grew."

- Pencil sketch of seven stages of bean growth with descriptions.

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11. 1937 - Chas Gray Grass; Pencil and crayon sketch of "Abraham Lincoln Cabin."

- Including one room log cabin with two windows, a door and a chimney and a pine tree that has been colored green. Note on sketch says "Prize at P.T.A. Parent Teachers Association, 1937."

 

 

12. 1938 - Myrtle Gibbons; "I keep my skin clean."

- Pencil and crayon sketch of a piece of skin with components labeled.

2008.19.38

Elsena W. Thompson Papers - Correspondence and Reports

1. 22 November 1929 - Temporary Employment for Emergency Work in the Field, Department of the Interior;

- This report states that Mrs. Elsena W. Thompson will be employed as a housekeeper in the Indian Bureau at the Day School No. 19, Kyle, South Dakota and will be compensated $600 annually. It also states her date of birth as 4 September 1900 and her race as "American (White)."

 

 

2. 22 January 1930 (Received 31 January 1930) - Letter from Chief, Division of Appointments, Mails and Files to Mrs. Elsena W. Thompson;

- Letter states that Mrs. Thompson has "been appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, [...] a Housekeeper, Grade 2, in the Indian Service, at the salary of $600 per annum, less $60 per annum for quarters, fuel and light, effective January 22, 1930; terminating temporary employment as same."

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3. 7 August 1933 (Received 11 August 1933) - Letter from Commissioner to Mrs. Elsena W. Thompson;

- Letter states that Mrs. Thompson is "hereby transferred from the position of housekeeper No. 63, grade 2 at $600, at the Pine Ridge Day School No. 19, South Dakota, to a similar position No. 67 in the same grade and at the same salary at the Pine Ridge Day School No. 21."

2008.19.39

Evelyn Thompson Papers - Correspondence

1. 11 December 1943 - Letter from P.F.C. Woodrow R. Nothing to Miss Evelyn Thompson;

- Letter discusses the weather in Shreveport Louisiana, his enjoyment of the army and not seeing any boys from the Pine Ridge reservation. He also mentions Ogala Light (see 2008.19.35).

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2008.19.40

Pine Ridge Agency

1. 23 September 1940 - Letter from Roland F. Thompson, Jr. Clerk to Mr. W. O. Roberts, Supt., Pine Ridge Agency, S. D.;

- Letter discusses the enclosed "report of the Indians, living and dead, who served in the World War, 1917-1919, from Pine Ridge Reservation, and that of others, Indian or white, who have married into this Sioux Tribe." It also discusses how the information will be helpful, along with the fact that it took almost twelve months to compile the information.

 

 

2. 15 September 1940 - "List of Indians Who Served in the World War, from Pine Ridge Reservation April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1919. or in the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia to April 2, 1920;"

- Attached to the front page is a notice of Caution stating that the information "is strictly confidential, and is for official use only." Notes on the top of the front page indicate the date the project was started (10-15-39), dates rechecked, and date completed (9-15-40). The ten page report follows with the names of the enlisted, their Allot. Number, District, Serial Number, Br. of Service, Service Dates, and Date of Death if applicable.

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2008.19.41

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation - Safety Regulations and Practices

1. 10 November 1939 - The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Safety Regulations and Practices, Pine Ridge, South Dakota;

- This 48 page manual includes the following table of contents:

            1. Safety in the garage or shop

            2. Safety in the use of trucks and cars

                        Before leaving the garage

                        Safety on the road

                        Safety for passenger-carrying vehicles

            3. Safety in warehouses

            4. Safety in the operation of heavy equipment

            5. Safety in building construction

            6. Safety in earth construction

            7. Safety in concrete and timber construction

            8. Safety in fire fighting

            9. Safety in fighting forest and range fires

            10. Safety in the boiler room

            11. Safety on the farm and in the garden

            12. Safety in canning kitchens

            13. Safety in kitchen, bakery and laundry

            14. Safety in day schools

            15. Furnace operation safety rules

            16. Insurance sources

            17. "-----And sudden death" by J. C. Furnas

cover, title page, table of contents, Three Classes of Drivers, illustration, introduction, page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4, page 5, page 6, page 7, page 8, page 9, page 10, page 11, page 12, page 13, page 14, page 15, page 16, page 17, page 18, page 19, page 20, page 21, page 22, page 23, page 24, page 25, page 26, page 27, page 28, page 29, page 30, page 31, page 32, page 33, page 34, page 35, page 36, page 37, page 38, page 39, page 40, page 41, page 42, page 43, page 44, page 45, page 46, page 47, page 48

2008.19.42

Oglala Light Newsletter

1. March 1935 - Oglala Light newsletter;

- Fourteen page newsletter without cover page including the following sections and articles: "The Bigger Game" discussing the war and how the readers can help, War Effort, Pine Ridge Arts and Crafts, "On the Campus," A bit of humor, Boys in Service and Sports.

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2. March 1935 - Oglala Light newsletter;

- Eight page newsletter with cover page including the following sections and articles: "The Bigger Game" discussing the war and how the readers can help, War Effort, Pine Ridge Arts and Crafts, "On the Campus."  It seems to be the same newsletter as 1. but is missing the last three pages and includes a cover page.

cover, page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4, page 5, page 6, page 7, page 8

2008.19.43

Maps

1. Home of the Oglala Sioux - Map compiled and drawn by Oglala Sioux Ranger Corps;

- Map includes several counties, details of Pine Ridge, marked highways, marked graveled and graded roads, rivers, creeks, damns and lakes, Mount Rushmore, Aerial Gunnery Range, mileage between towns and junctions and Badlands National Monument.

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2. Home of the Oglala Sioux - Map compiled and drawn by Oglala Sioux Ranger Corps;

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3. Home of the Oglala Sioux - Map compiled and drawn by Oglala Sioux Ranger Corps;

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2008.19.44

Scrapbooks

1. "Scrap Book: No. 19 Day school, Kyle So. Dak."

Pages and drawings in the book include:

1. Cover Page: "Scrap Book: No. 19 Day school, Kyle So. Dak." Pen sketch of a cowboy on a horse lassoing a cow or an animal.

2. Same image as on the cover, on tracing paper glued into scrapbook.

3. Two black and white photos: A. Baby sitting in a wooden chair outside, tree behind. Caption reads: "Ethel (Chipps) No Horses's Baby (with beaded vest and Leggings.) B. Two women in winter clothing, each holding a baby. Caption reads: "Nellie Red Owl & Baby, Susie Crow & Baby. (Wm. One Feather's daughter & Step daughter."

4. Two black and white photos: A. group of people in a large circle, a few people in the middle, large American flag, trees. B. Far off view of a group of people in a large circle, with a few people in the middle of the circle, automobiles, horse drawn wagons.

5. Two black and white photos: A. Sixteen (16) children posing. B. Man with a saddled horse. Caption reads: "Ben American Horse, the district Indian Policeman."

6. Two black and white photos: A. Group of children outside of a school house, two on horses. Caption reads: "Pet Day at School - horses, dogs, puppies, kitten, lamb." B. Group of boys posing outside with woodcrafts and the teacher. Caption reads: Boys' Wood_Working Club."

7. Two black and white photos: A. Group of boys and teacher working outside with shovels, hoes and a wheelbarrow. B. Group of boys and teacher working outside with shovels, hoes and a wheelbarrow. Caption for both reads: "Boys' Industrial Hour. Building a gravel walk from the school to house."

8. Two black and white photos: A. Group of fifteen (15) students posing outside. B. Young boy posing outside of the schoolhouse. Caption reads: "Isaac One Feather."    

9. Two black and white photos: A. "Sun Dance at July 4th Celebrations, Kyle, S.D." B. Several automobiles. Caption reads: "Camping at Kyle for the big Celebrations."

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11. 8 December 1930; One black and white photo: Tents, trees and wagons in a field.

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24. February 1932; Pencil sketch of a deer and a tree. By A. B. Bear. Note from teacher reads: "Ex. Gr. VI, Feb. 1932. Finished gr. VI June, 1931. Gave this as a souvenir later."

25. Two pencil and crayon Christmas cards. A. Trees and houses on a hill. "The Season's Greetings." By David ___[illegible] ___ [illegible]." B. house and tree with snow. "A Merry Christmas." By Moses Feather Man.

26. Two pencil and crayon Christmas cards. A. Carolers with wreath, pine tree, candles and horn. By LFM. B. Candles with holly. "Christmas Cheer." By Lollie Feather Man.

27. Two pencil sketches. A. Table with three chairs and food on the table. "The body must have a proper supply of food. By Moses 1931 Gr. VI. B. Horse with large pile of hay in a corral. "The boy must have a proper supply of food." By B. B. B. (Bennie Black Bear) 1931 Gr. IV.

28. One pencil sketch. Two scenes, one with man on a bucking horse, the other with a man falling off of a bucking bull. By "Bennie Black Bear. Kyle, So. Dak. March 12, ‘31. Grade 6th, No. 19 Day School."

29. One pencil sketch, cutout in the shape of a cloud. Sketch of a collie dog. By B. B. B. (Bennie Black Bear) 1930.

30. One pencil sketch. A man riding a bucking horse with another man hiding behind a gate. By Bennie March 12, '31. Grade IV.

31. One pencil sketch. A man riding a bucking horse, with his hat flying off. By Moses, Grade V, Mar. 12, 1931.

32. One pencil sketch. A man riding a bucking horse. By Carl, Gr. VI. Broken Rope.

33. One pencil sketch. A man riding a bucking horse. By Paul One Feather. Gr. V 1931.

34. One pencil sketch. A water well with a bucket and a bird. By Anna Broken Rope. Grade IV.

35. One pencil sketch of a horse. By. Lollie F. ( Feather) Man. Mar. 12, 1931.

36. One pencil sketch. A bird in a nest with two eggs, grass and a flower. By Cora Lays Hard Gr. III. Apr. 4, 1930.

37. One typed worksheet and one pencil and crayon sketch. A. Worksheet where the student had to underline the correct word to teach them about opposites. By. Issac. B. Sketch of a squirrel in a tree with grass and sky. By Isaac One Feather, Nov. 18, 1931. Gr. I.

38. One pencil sketch. A boy chasing what looks like a dog with trees. "Free - hand copy." By Eddie C. Grass Blg. Mar 30, '32.

39. One pencil sketch. A man on a bucking horse with grass and fence. By Moses Featherman. Gr. V. Feb. 1931.

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42. One pencil sketch. Tracing of a child's hand. "Keep hands clean. Keep nails clean. Keep nails cut." By Isaac. Mar 25, 1932. Gr. I.

43. One pencil sketch. House with stove, chimney, window and door with arrows showing the path that the air moves within the building. "We need fresh air. (2nd law of good health.)" By Rebecca War Bonnet. Febr. 4, 1932. Grade III.

44. One pencil sketch. Mar 25, 1932. Gr. I. (Sketch not found in scrapbook)

45. One pencil sketch. House with stove, chimney, window and door with arrows showing the path that the air moves within the building. "We need fresh air. (2nd law of good health.)" By. Bennie Black Bear.

46. One pencil and crayon sketch. Teeth with names of teeth identified. "A clean tooth never decays." By Davie ____[illegible] Grade 3.

47. One pencil and crayon sketch. Teeth with names of teeth identified. "A clean tooth never decays." By Rebecca War Bonnet. 1931.

48. One pencil sketch. "Map of pupils' homes." Includes roads, homes and schools with labels. By Cora L.H. (Lays Hard). April 21, 1932.

49. One pencil and ink sketch. "Map of #19 D. S." Includes entire property, school house, garden, house, cellar, coal, barn, garage, and others with all labeled. By Moses. April 15, '32. Grade VI.

50. One pencil and crayon sketch. Side view of the layers of the skin, with different layers and details labeled. "3rd law of good health. The body must get rid of poisonous waste." By Isaac. Grade IV.

51. One pencil and crayon sketch. Side view of the layers of the skin, with different layers and details labeled. "3rd law of good health. The body must get rid of poisonous waste." By Cora Lays Hard. Grade IV. Mar. 9, '32.

52. One pencil sketch. Large tent with a horse and field. By Amos Black Bear. Gr. VI.

53. One pencil sketch. Cowboy flying off of a bucking horse. By. Bennie, Gr. IV.

54. One pencil sketch. Tent with dog, chimney, and a man on a wagon. By Bennie, Grade IV, March 30, '31.

55. One pencil sketch. Tent with chimney. By Lollie Feather Man, Gr. II.

56. Two pencil sketches. A. Dog by Rebecca War Bonnet. B. Elephant by Moses F. Man.

57. One pencil sketch. Horse by Paul.

58. Two pencil sketches. A. Turkey by B.B.B. B. two children  and two goats by Bertha Old Horse.

59. One pencil sketch. A house, tress, chimney with smoke, landscaping and windows. By Isaac, II Grade, March 11, 1932.  Notes from teacher include "Free-hand" and "Good."

60. One pencil and colored pencil sketch with four separate images of different types of trees. By "Eddie Lull? Grass Blg." Notes from teacher include "free hand" and "Trees."

61. One pencil and crayon sketch. A house with grass and sky, chimney with smoke and an unidentifiable other structure. By Isaac, Gr. I. July 19, 1931. Note from teacher include "Original."

62. One pencil sketch. Two men on bucking horses, one other horse, all within a large, multi section corral. By Moses Feather Man.

63. Two pencil sketches. A. cowboy on a bucking horse.  By Moses, Gr. VI. B. Man with a gun. By Bennie Black Bear.

64. One pencil and crayon sketch. Flowers, wagon, buildings, and an American flag. By Evelyn ___[illegible.]

65. Two spelling tests. A. Bennie, Grade IV. April 15, '32. B. Cora Lays Hard, Grade IV. April 15, '32.

66. One arithmetic test. Bennie, Grade IV. April 25, '32.

67. One arithmetic test. David P. L., Grade III. April 8, '32.

68. Two language tests. A. ___[illegible] P. Leggings, Grade III. March 23, 1932. "For picture interpretation and sentence making. B. Davie P____[illegible] L____[illegible].

69. Letter to Mr. Jeo Jennings, Supt of Schools from Carl Broken rope, 19 November 1931.

70. Arithmetic test. Amos Bull Bear. Grade VI. March 25, 1931.

71. Geography examination. Paul Feather, Grade VI. May 26, 1932.

72. Language examination. Paul Feather, Grade VI. May 26, 1932.

73. Two letters. A. Letter to Mrs. Thompson from Ralph O Horse Jr., 5 October 1931. B. Letter to Mr. Thompson from Mr. Tays Hard., 18 February 1931.

74. Two letters. A. Letter to Mr. R. F. Thompson from Fred Cut Grass, 11 March 1932. B. Letter to Mr. Thompson from Mr. Fool Head.

75. Two letters. A. Letter to Mr. Thompson from Mrs. Mary Spotted Crow.  B. Letter to Mr. Thompson from Bennie Black Bear, 27 January 1933.

76. Letter to Mr. Thompson from Otto L. Eagle, In Charge, 16 January 1932

77. Two colored paper cut out valentines. A. Rectangular valentine from Ida Dog Trail. "Your eyes are like the stars, they twinkle with love beams. cover, inside B. Heart shaped valentine from Lollie Featherman. "The earth is green, the sky is blue, violets are pretty, and so are you." cover, inside

78. Fold up invitation in the shape of a shield, using red and blue crayons, stripes with numbers 1973 and 1932. Inside reads: "Dear Folks, You are invited to come to the George Washington Bicentennial Program on Leap Year Day. Feb 29 1932. -- No 19 Day School, Kyle South Dakota." cover, inside

79. Three letters. A. Letter to Sir Thompson from Amos Bull Bear, 29 January 1932. B. Letter to Mr. Thompson from Jennie War Bonnet, 1931. C. Letter to Mr. Thompson from Mrs. Two Eagle, 2 January 1933.

80. Two letters. A. Letter to Sir and Mrs. Thompson from Ralph O Horse Jr., 8 December 1930. B. Letter to Mrs. Thompson from Mrs. Broken Rope.

81. Typed letter from the teacher (Mr. Ralph F. Thompson) to several parents of students for truancy, 19 November 1931. Students include Bennie, Paul, David and Moses. Parents include Wm. One Feather, John Featherman, George Pawnee Leggins, Adam Walk Fast.

82. Three colored paper cut out valentines. A. Small heart shaped valentine from Celia Pawnee Leggins. cover, inside B. Small spade shaped valentine, inside reads: "My Valentine." cover, inside C. Large heart shaped valentine. Inside reads: " bunies (erased) bunny (erased) 3. I like pupies [sic] will you be my puppy  -- Isaac One Feather, 1930." cover, inside

83.  Blue and white colored paper in the shape of a shield. Opens to show: "George Washington 1732 - 1932." Also includes a picture and a brief biography. page 1, page 2, page 3

84. Two letters. A. Letter to Mr. Thompson from Ralph, 28 October 1931. B. Letter to Mr. Thompson from Fred C. Grass, 10 February, 1922.

85. Two letters. A. Typed letter to Mr. Thompson from Rev. A. H. Barker, 10 April 1932. B. Letter to Mr. Thompson from Wm. One Feather, 11 February 1932.

86. Two letters. A. Letter to Mr. Thompson from Mrs. Broken Rope. B. Letter to Mr. Thompson from Mr. Oscar War Bonnet, 10 March 1932.

87. Arithmetic test. By Lollie Feather Man, Grade IV, 9 February 1933.

88. Arithmetic test. By Lollie Feather Man, Grade IV, 19 July 1933.

89. Copied lines, "I must not tell a lie." By Celia, 200 times.

90. Copied lines, "I will talk in English." By Carl Broken Rope, 100 times.

91. Blank

92. Thanksgiving menu, 1932.

93. Pencil sketch. A Native American woman in costume. By John, 11 March 1933.

94. Ripped pencil sketch of a round man running down a hill being chased by a bull. "Hey Mister, lie down and roll -- you'll  make twice the time."

95. Red construction paper decorated and folded to make a book of Christmas Carols. Songs include: The First Noel, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Joy to the World, I Hear The Bells On Christmas Day, O Little Town of Bethlehem, While Shepherds Watched, and Up On The House Top. cover, page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4, page 5, page 6, page 7, page 8

96. Red construction paper decorated and folded.

97. Two notes. A. Note to Mr. Thompson from George Little Wound, 26 February 1932. B. Missionary District of South Dakota note for $1.80.

98. Two letters. A. Letter to Mr. Thompson from Mrs. Lays Hard, 21 December 1931. B. Letter to Mr. Thompson from Ben B. Bear, 3 November 1932.

99. Fold out sheet with daily schedule for No. 19 Day School, Kyle, S.D. 5 January 1931.

100. Copied lines, "I will be a good boy." By Eddie (Beginner, for taking pencils).

101. Four pencil sketches of different types of fish eaten around the country.

102. Language examination. By Paul Feather.

103. The Story of Buffalo Feast. By Paul One Feather, Gr. VI, 20 November 1931.

104. Arithmetic test. By Moses, 1 April 1932.

105. Arithmetic test. By Evelyn, Gr. I. 4 December 1931.

106. Language test. By Cora Lays Hard. Gr. IV. 21 March 1932.

107. Piece of cardboard, car information?

page 1, page 2

108. Blank

109. Blank

110. Blank

111. Blank

112. Blank

113. Blank

114. Letter to Mr. Thompson from Peter Bull Bear, 1 February 1933.

115. Typed letter to Mr. Thompson from Rev. Alfred H. Barker, 3 April 1933.

page 1, page 2

116. Letter to Mr. Thompson from Fred Cut Grass, 22 March 1933.

117. Pencil sketch. One buffalo being chased by an Indian on horseback with a gun and four buffalo being chased by a cowboy on horseback with a bow and arrow.

118. Two sailboats. By Conrad, VI Grade.

119. Pencil sketch of three fish with descriptions. Grade V. 14 March 1933.

120. Pencil and crayon sketch and calendar for March 1933 and an eagle and tree branch. By Conrad, Gr. VI.

121. Pencil sketch of several boats fishing on a large body of water. By Conrad.

122. Pencil sketch of people line fishing. By Conrad, Gr. V.

page 1, page 2

123. Pencil sketch of a lobster, crab, clam and oyster with their descriptions. By Maurice.

 

 

2. Scrapbook - "The Dakota Indians: No. 21 Day School, Allen, S.D."

Pages and drawings in the book include:

Cover: Native design border around "The Dakota Indians: No. 21 Day School, Allen, S.D."

1. Pencil and crayon sketch and calendar.  February 1933, with three girls with American flags.  By Maurice Bull Bear.

2. Pencil sketch of five beavers and a small bird.  Text says "One, Two, Three, Four, Five.  Yes, They Were ALL There."  By Maurice.

3. Pencil sketch of a man on a bucking horse with a man behind a gate and another on a horse.

4. Four pencil sketches of men hunting or fishing.  By Lollie Feather, Fourth Grade.

5. Small pencil sketch of a cowboy with text "This man oo ooo Cowboy."  By Gus Holy Eagle.

6. "Story of Dakota Indians" outline.  Features earlier days and later days.  Two pages.

7. "First Knowledge of the Sioux."  Short essay with separate map of North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.

8. "Arrival in South Dakota Country."  Short essay with map of South Dakota, with some cities, rivers and mountains labeled.

9. "The Sioux Tribes of Dakota Indians."  List of seven different tribes, with a pencil sketch of an Indian on a horse.

10. "Tetons - 7 Lesser Bands."  Seven tribes and their locations, with pencil sketch of an Indian dancing.  By a Third Grader.

11. "Clothes." Essay about the clothes worn by the Indians.  Pencil sketch of a buffalo in a field.  By Gus, Grade II, 14 May 1932.

12. Pencil sketch of a cowboy on a bucking horse.  By Bennie Black Bear, Gr. III. April, 1932.

page 1, page 2

13. "Food." Short essay about the food the Indians ate, with a pencil sketch of a person cooking over a fire. By H.K.W.

14. "Traveling and Music." Two very short essays about the title.  Also, a pencil sketch of Indians traveling using a travois. By a 4th grader.

15. "Occupation." Short essay about the jobs that Indian women and men do.  Pencil sketch of Indians in a canoe.

16. "Shelter." Short essay about the types of shelter used by Indians in the past and what they are currently using.  Also, a pencil sketch of two Indians putting together a tee-pee.  By H.K.W.

17. "Clothes." Essay about the clothes that the Indian men, women and children wore.  Also includes a small illustration, possibly cut from a magazine, of Indians and buffalo.

18. "Battle of Wounded Knee." Essay about the importance of the battle.  Pencil sketch of a map of North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota with location of Wounded Knee.

19. "Early Missionaries." Essay about the missionaries that came to the Indians.  "The white brought improved conditions of every kind." Pencil sketch of two Indians sitting around a campfire.

20. Two pencil sketches. A. An Indian in a canoe hunting a bird with a bow and arrow.  B. Covered wagon being pulled by two oxen.

21. Two magazine illustrations.  A. Black and white photograph of two men with a flag.  B. Color illustration of a boy sitting on a rock and fishing.

22. Two essays.  A. "Lands."  Essay mentioning the General Allotment Act and other land issues.  B. "Church." Discusses past and ‘present' forms of worship.

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Photographs

1. ca. 1965; Color photograph of Clyde and Mrs. Guildersleeves at the trading post at Wounded Knee. Note on back says "most items donated we purchased here."

front, back

 

 

2. ca. 1965; Color photograph at the trading post at Wounded Knee.

front, back

 

 

3. "Oglala Sioux Ceremonial Dancers." Black and white photo postcard by Stanley Jamruszka.

front, back

 

 

4. "Paul Iron Rope - Oglala Sioux." Black and white photo postcard by Stanley Jamruszka.

front, back

 

 

5. "Sioux Indian Home." Black and white photo postcard by Stanley Jamruszka.

front, back

 

 

6. "Sun Dance Ceremony." Black and white photo postcard by Stanley Jamruszka.

front, back

 

 

7. Man and woman with dead dog? Black and white photo postcard.

front, back

 

 

8. Native American in full headdress and outfit. Black and white photograph.

 

 

9. Reversed copy of #8.

 

 

10. 1942; Small black and white photograph of a buffalo.  Note on back says "Time out for lunch at the Huron State Fair, 1942."

front, back

 

 

11. 1931;  Black and white photograph of a Native American family in front of horse drawn wagon. (Man, woman and three children.)

front, back

 

 

12. Black and white photograph of a wigwam in the snow.

 

 

13. Black and white photograph of people watching Native American Dancers. Possibly at a pow-wow?

 

 

14. Black and white photograph of people watching Native American Dancers. Possibly at a pow-wow?

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Books

1. Sam White Bear Post No. 251, The American Legion, Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Tenth Anniversary, 1930-1940.

 

- 28 page book. Roland F. Thompson is mentioned several times, first as an honorary member, then as one of the charter members, and finally it shows that he was a member for the past ten years. The following topics are covered in the book.

- Honor Roll

- Pictures

- Honorary Members

- Charter Officers and Members                    

- Post's Chronology for ten years

- Yearly Record of Post Officers

- Post Membership for ten years

- History of Post

- Auxiliary Unit of this Post

- Indian Legionaires [sic.] of our Post.

front cover, title page, page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4, page 5, page 6, page 7, page 8, page 9, page 10, page 11, page 12, page 13, page 14, page 15, page 16, page 17, page 18, page 19, page 20, page 21, page 22, page 23, page 24, page 25, page 26, page 27, page 28

 

 

2. Souvenir Program-Premium for the Oglala Sioux Fair and Festival, Pine Ridge, S.D., August 14-15-16, '41.

- 100 page book with cardboard cover includes a map of the area on the back cover. This book includes photographs of past chiefs and the current superintendent, several photographs of members of the tribe and traditions, brief history, program schedule, prizes and places of livestock, garden, etc. contests, and a large variety of local advertisements.

front cover, title page, back cover

 

 

3. Tragedy Strikes at Wounded Knee, By: Will H. Spindler.

- 80 page book including photo of author and wife with signature. Book described as "The full and true account of the Wounded Knee massacre of Dec. 29, 1890 and other true, authentic stories of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Badlands areas of South Dakota, including the Sioux Indians' last great Sun Dance, Buffalo Dance, Sioux "Omaha" Dance, etc."

front cover, title page

 

 

4. Manual for Cooks in the Indian Service;

- 124 page book owned by Elsena W. Thompson. Book includes nutrition needs of adolescents, dietary standards for Indian schools, quantity of food required, table of weights and measures, planning meals for Indian schools, suggested menus, sanitation, preparation, and a wide variety of recipes.

1. 25/26 May 1983 - Newspaper clipping from Chicago Tribune; Titled "An Indian fry-bread recipe is a slice of the cooking past." This recipe/clipping was tucked in the back of the Manual for Cooks in the Indian Service (D.)

front cover, title page