|(40) Oe-ke-sta/Shave Head; 1 man, 1 woman, 1 child, total 3.
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.
|Cheyenne Transporter, Nov. 26, 1880. (DIED)
Shavehead, one of the young men who was taken prisoner to St. Augustine, Florida. After serving a time there; of his own choice went to school, where he acquitted himself honorably in conduct and learning. Making a profession of Christ, he was admitted to church fellowship. Some who were most acquinted with him hoped he would make a minister of the Gospel of Christ, which had brought so
much comfort to his soul. Whilst engaged in his studies his lungs were found diseased and he was sent back to his people with consumption, which soon terminated his life. He expressed himself ready to die in full hope of the blessings of the Gospel of Christ.
He was interred in the Sand Hills near Darlington on the 10th. of Nov., 1880, his people bewailing his death with great lamentation.
Sipes Cheyenne Files, Boarding School Section, Carlisle Indian School. Text Copyright (c) John L. Sipes 2003.