|C&A Lettterbook, Vol. 1,pg.7.
To Honorable J.L. Smith, Comdr. Indian Affairs. Washington D.C.
From John Miles, Darlington, (date faded) 1875.
In securing the attendance of Cheyenne children at our school... and to get the two tribes to consent to have their children mingle in the same school is a triumph over tribal animosities. "Bull Bear", "Big Horse", and "White Shield" Cheyenne Chiefs who did not join in the chase on account of sickness have been quite energetic in placing their children in the school.
"Bull Bear", one of the noted old war chiefs has now got a son nine (9) years of age in the school with his hair "shingled" close and neat, as is required of all and dressed like a white boy . He says he has raised two or three older sons "in the Army" as we would express it and he now gives his last son "to Washington to educate". One other Cheyenne who presented me his little girl to place in school made a very touching speech in substance about as follows. "The Whites killed my father and mother at Sand Creek and last summer took my only brother and sent him away from us. My heart has felt bad towards the Whites many years but today I have thrown that feeling all away. Take my child as a proof of my sincerity."
(Berthrong/Sipes Cheyenne Coll. Boarding School/Ft. Marion POWs Section, 2004)
|(34) His-tah-nock/Bull Bear; 2 men, 1 woman, 1 child, total 4;
Text Copyright (c) John L. Sipe 2004 Sipes/Berthrong Cheyenne Collections. Fort Marion and Darlington Agency, Indian Territory Sections, File Numbers 42-56. Enrollment of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Tribe of Indians at the Agency. (This census shows native name, English interpretation, number of men, women and children in the family with the total in family. Notation at end of this Cheyenne census states: "I certify on honor that the foregoing is a full correct and complete list of Cheyenne Indians - and those only - at the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency, Indian Territory, who are entitled to subsistance. (S)" Jon D. Miles, U.S. Indian Agent, Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency, I.T., March 1st, 1878.
|A.J.Standing to J.M.Lee, Sept.13, 1885 Bull Bears sons, Oscar and Richard
Davis "exemplary young men".
Text Copyright (c) 2004 John Sipes
| AN INTERESTING LETTER ABOUT SOME OF OUR RETURNED BOYS
CHEYENNE AND ARAPAHOE AGENCY, DARLINGTON, IND. TER., Jan. 4, 1857 [sic].
DEAR MAN-ON-THE-BAND-STAND: I think the last time I wrote to you I stated that Oscar Bull Bear belonged to the scouts. That was a mistake which I should have corrected before this. It was his brother who joined the scouts. Oscar is now working for the Agent, as a herder. He is spoken very highly of for his faithful and efficient work.
Today I was in the trader's store, when Minnie Yellowbear came
in and laid a check for $90 on the counter and asked to have it cashed.
January 13, 1888 INDIAN HELPER, Carlisle Indian School Newspaper.
| The Red Man for July will contain a very interesting letter from
Mr. Seger, who is at the head of an Indian Colony in Indian Territory.
Oscar Bull Bear, Hubbell Big Horse and Jaah, returned Carlisle students
are employed by him as assistant farmers. His district is 20x25 miles.
It is divided into three smaller districts with one of these boys in charge
of each. "They are a great help," says Mr. Seger, "and are becoming more
efficient each day."
June 29, 1888 INDIAN HELPER, Carlisle Indian School Newspaper.
| Oscar Bull Bear is at Ft. Elliot, Texas, as a scout. He sends
fifty cents to renew his subscription for the Red Man.
January 18, 1889 INDIAN HELPER, Carlisle Indian School.
| Jock Bull Bear, Arapahoe, was at Carlisle three years.
Since his return to the agency, has worked at scouting, farming, carpentering,
fence-building, adn is now on the police. He lives in a tepee but wears
citizen's dress. Married an agency school girl and they have two children.
In regard to money matters he says, "I have so many Arapahoe friends that
it is almost impossible for me to try to get ahead enough to even buy a
June 1890 THE RED MAN, p. 3.
|From a trip to the Indian Territory, we gather some interesting news
about a number of our returned students. Benajah Miles and Casper Edson
are government school farmers. Jesse Bent, Cleaver Warden and Grant Left
Hand are clerking in the stores. Robert Brown and Kish Hawkins are clerking
in Agent's Office. Luke Bear Shield is school clerk and interpreter at
Darlington. Julia Bent is teaching at the Cheyenne agency school. John
Williams is Register of Wills of one of the counties with a salary If $1,000
a year. William Fletcher is also a Register of Wills and hay the best cornfield
in that vicinity. Oscar Bull Bear, is Assistant Government Farmer at, Seger,
Okla. Leonard Tyler is Assistant Farmer at Cheyenne School. Jennie Black
Tyler, his wife is assistant laundress at the same school. Mary North Tassie
has a Cheyenne husband, is living on a good farm, is a good housekeeper,
and exerts a good influence. At the Pawnee Agency, Stacy Matlack and William
Morgan are district government farmers. Rose Howell is assistant matron
at Otoe school. Louie Bayhylle is on the police force. Robert Matthews
has resigned his position as school farmer and expects to come east on
his own work. Frank West is married. Paul Boynton is filling some county
office. Henry North has resigned his position as clerk in Agent's Office.
The three last are working on their claims. Maud Chief Killer is married
to Colonel Horn and they are working at the Cheyenne school. All the returned
students are doing well.
August 11, 1893 INDIAN HELPER, Carlisle Indian School Newspaper.
|1881 United States Census, Arapahoe Tribe Listings.
Jock/Chawk, step-son of Bull Bear, 17, at Carlisle. Mother is Little Eyes/Neeack.
Florida Prisoners and Carlisle Students-(Sipes/Berthrong Cheyenne Collections, 2003)
|Old Bull Bear, 84 yrs. old, died 11-4-1892.
Marriages: Woman Stands In Buffalo Hole, Died 1877, Cheyenne; Pipe Woman, Died 1878, Cheyenne; Mrs. Bull Elk, Cheyenne.
Children: Sharp Nose Woman, mother Pipe Woman died 1887; Clouding Woman/Sage Woman, mother Pipe Woman; Howling White, mother Pipe Woman; Oscar Bull Bear/Stands Till Morning, mother Pipe Woman; Young Bull Bear, mother Woman Stands in Buffalo Hole, died 1910; Richard Davis/Crooked Nose, died 8-15-1913; Emma Red Hair, died 7-24-1893; Elsie Davis.
Children of Deceased Children: Nellie Haag/Woman, parents Young Bull Bear and Antelope; Old White Woman #1, 4 yrs. old, prior deceased; Lucy/Florence Bull Bear/ Old White Woman #2, Parents Young Bull Bear and Antelope; Standing Elk, parents Young Bull Bear and Antelope, prior deceased; Dock-ka-me-you, prior deceased; Charles Matches, parents Percy Kable and Emma Red Hair.
Parents: not shown
Brothers and Sisters not shown (Ruby Bushyhead Coll.)
Text Copyright (c) 2003 Ruby Bushyhead C&A Family Heirship and Estate Testimonies.
|Young Bull Bear, 57 yrs. old, died 7-17-1910.
Marriages: Howling Antelope, died 11-10-1898, Cheyenne; Maria Lame Bull,
divorced 1902, Cheyenne; Little Woman, divorced 1905; Ear Bob, Cheyenne.
Children: Nellie Haag/Woman; Sage Woman, 5 yrs.old, died 1881, Howling Elk,
2 yrs. old, died 1889; Old White Woman, 3 yrs. old, died 7-15-1892; Lucy
Bull Bear, 18 yrs.old, died 12-28-1912. Children of Deceased Children: none
Parents: Old Bull Bear, died 11-5-1892, Cheyenne and Tack-ke-me-you, died
Before Allotments (1873), Cheyenne.
Text Copyright (c) 2003 Ruby Bushyhead C&A Family Heirship and Estate Testimonies.
|Births:Oscar Bull Bear and Standing Lightning parents of
Thomas Bull Bear/Feather on Head, born 8-12-1906. CheyennesOscar Bull Bear
and Standing Lightning parents of Howling White, son, born 10-5-1908, Cheyennes
Births and Deaths of C&As (no name of vol. pages only shown)
|Oscar Bull Bear,40, full blood, Chey., by himself, father Bull Bear
and mother Pipe Woman,dead.
Wo-e-ve-ho/Cloud Chief, 55, full blood, chey., husb., married 1870, parents Kidney, dead, and Yellow Woman, dead; Wo-o-neeha-hi-e/Howling White, 46, full blood, wife, parents Bull Bear, dead, and Pipe Woman, dead. O-gus/Tom Cloud Chief,/Bear Belly, 10, full blood, son.
1902 C&A Family Register
|Colony Courier, June 17, 1915.
Oscar Bull Bear has gone over to Boggy Creek near Bessie to visit
Bad Teeth and Two Crows. While over there he will make a new lease with
Bad Teeth, he is her uncle.
Text Copyright (c) 2003 John Sipes.
|Colony Courier, June 8, 1916. Teepee Topics.
Oscar Bull Bear and his wife Standing Lightning made flying trip to Clinton to lease his wifes land to Pale Face.
Sipes/Berthrong Cheyenne Coll. Newspaper Inklings, Copyright (c) 2003.
|Oscar Bull Bear and Standing Lightning had a son born 8-12-1906, named
Thomas Bull Bear/Feather on Head.
Oscar Bull Bear and Standing Lightning had a daug. born 10-5-1908, named Howling White.
Births From Undated Pages Found In 1902 C&A Family Registar (Cheyennes)
|Harvey Bull Bear, male, born 1906.
Julia Bull Bear, female, erroneously dropped from previous roll. Died April 4, 1927.
Census of the Cheyenne Indians of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency.
Seger Agency on June 30, 1927, taken by L.S. Bonnin, Superintendent.
|Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Indian Service, Concho. To and Received
Apr. 25, 1918, C&A Agent, Kingfisher, Okla.
Nellie Haag, daughter of Young Bull Bear, deceased, has erected a tombstone over the grave of the old man and has paid $75 for same. She now wants Maria Lame Bull to put up one-third of the money, as Maria inherited one-third of the estate. Will Maria sign a check for the $25 if we sent it up [unintelligible] /S/ Scott, Supt.
Text Copyright (c) 2005 Sipes/Berthrong Cheyenne Collections. Estates Files.
|Stands Until Morning/Oscar Bull Bear, male, born 1861, husb.; Standing
Lightning, female, born
1871, wife; Jennie Bull Bear, dau., born 1912.
Census of the Cheyenne Indians of the C&A Agency, Seger Agency
taken on June 30, 1927, by L.S.Bonnin, Superintendent.