Elizabeth Wind (Ro-nea-we-ia) Student File
Student file of Elizabeth Wind (Ro-nea-we-ia), a member of the Wyandotte Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1885, and departed on January 10, 1895
This source is part of a larger file from the student, Elizabeth Wind (Ro-nea-we-ia), who was a member of the Wyandotte Nation and attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School from 1885 to 1895. She filled out this survey after leaving the school. What does her response tell us about her? Why would the school want to collect this information? What does this source tell us about the way that Ms. Wind engaged with government?
The Carlisle Indian Industrial School (CIIS) served as the model for off-reservation boarding schools across the United States and Canada. Operating from 1879 to 1918, CIIS enrolled over 10,000 students from hundreds of nations. This primary document is sourced from the Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center. This archive includes individual student files of members of various Nations who attended the school. This source is part of a larger file from the student, Elizabeth Wind (Ro-nea-we-ia), who was a member of the Wyandotte Nation. She entered the school on September 16, 1885, and departed on January 10, 1895. The file contains a student information card, a news clipping, a returned student survey, a report after leaving, a financial transaction, a trade/position record card, and letters/correspondence. The file indicates that Ms. Wind graduated from the M. E. Hospital in Philadelphia in 1894, was an assistant nurse at the Carlisle Indian School for two years, and was an assistant nurse at the Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon, for two years. She then worked as a housekeeper and a private nurse in Wichita, Kansas, in 1911, an assistant matron at the Phoenix Indian School in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1913 and 1914, and a nurse in Ship Rock, New Mexico (CIIS website).
All available student files can be accessed at:
Record of Graduates and Returned Students,
U.S Indian School, Carlisle, PA .
Name: Mrs Betty Diven June 4th, 1911
Are you married and if so to whom? Paul B Diven. I am a widow.
What is your present address? 515 E. Indianapolis, Wichita, Kansas
Did you attend or graduate from any other schools after leaving Carlisle? Yes. Give names of schools and dates if possible. Attended the training school for nurses at the ME Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 1892. Graduated from the Hospital in May 12, 1894.
What is your present occupation? Housekeeper & Nurse