|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.
|Davis, Elsie [NARA FILE ABSTRACT - Record Group
75, File 1327]
Carlisle Indian Cemetery Plot #:d-7
Blood Quantum: full
Arrived CIIS: 5/21/90
Departed CIIS: 7/16/93 cemetery
|Board of Indian Commissioners, Twenty- Second Annual Report
of the year 1890. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1891. Page 170.
During the campaign of 1874 and 1875 against the Cheyennes, Kiowas, and Comanches, in the Indian Territory, two of our companies ran into a large Cheyenne camp on the border of the Staked Plains near the headwaters of the Washita River. The Indians vastly outnumbered the troops, and the troops, by rapid retreat, barely escaped being annihilated. Two soldiers were killed and left on the field. When the companies reached our main camp, our whole force was at once ordered out and moved on the Cheyennes. The Cheyennes had, doubtless, followed the troops, I was the first to enter the vacated camp. The two soldiers had been scalped, and near the center of the camp, on elevated ground, I found a pole about 10 feet high on the top of which was the fresh scalp of one of the soldiers, while the sod around the pole,for about 20 feet or more, was all worn out by the dancing of the Indians. I found out afterwards from the Indians that their women and children had danced all night around the scalp. Among these dancers was a lad about 10 or 11 years old. Some time after the war, when these Indians had come in about their agancy, this lad was induced to attend the agency school. On the opening of Carlisle, in 1879, he was one of the first pupils. He was bright and capable, advanced rapidly to the higher department, and in time became sergeant-major of the cadet organization. After being eight years with us he married one of our girls, a member of another (the Pawnee) tribe. Both he and his wife, having established themselves in the confidence of the white people through our outing system, he found employment and went out from us to live in a community near Philadelphia. He has been in the service of a responsible business man for three years. He has arduous duties to perform which require him to get up at 4 oclock inthe morning. He receives a salary which enables him to support himself and his family. During these three years neither he nor his family has cost the Government of the United States one cent. Both he and his wife are respected members of the church and the community where they live. He pays his taxes and votes. He desires to remain among civilized people and follow the pursuits of civilized life. He can talk of his former savage habits and the habits of his people, but he despises them and deplores the pauper condition into which his people have been forced by the system of control and management pursued by the United States. I know scores of like cases, Cheyennes, Comanches, Arapahoes, Kiowas, Sioux, and others of the most nomandic tribes.
Text Copyright (c) 2002 Sipes/Berthrong Boarding School Experiences Collection.
|Roll No. not shown clearly on document for---Elsie Davis, 18,
at Carlisle. Julia Bent, 21, at Carlisle. Kate Stalker, 16, at Carlisle.
Sipes Corrected Dawes Roll, May 7, 1892. Text Copyright (c) John C. Sipes 2003.
|The remains of Elsie Davis were laid quietly to rest
in the school grave yard on Monday afternoon. Elsie has been a sufferer
for several months and died Sunday afternoon of consumption.
July 21, 1893 INDIAN HELPER.