|Carlisle student: Luke Bear Shield / relative?|
|Central Superintendency, Field Office Files, Letters Received.
John D. Miles to Wm. Nicholson, May 12, 1877, C&A Agency.
-regarding release of the prisoners at Ft. Marion, St. Augustine, Fla.
-approves of Minimic, Little Medicine and Antelope also Heap of Birds, Bear Shield, and Matches.
-should make the release of prisoners very gradually.
Headquarters of the Army, Inspector Generals Office, June 26th, 1877.
Inspector General to Sec. of War (R.B. Marcy, Inspector General)
Report of the Inspector, May 8th and 9th, 1877.
Inspection of Saint Francis Barracks by Inspector General, N.H. Davis.
----64 pows under 1st. Lt. R.H. Pratt, 10th Cavalry---
Number and Names of Chiefs of each tribe---
Cheyennes: 27 men and 1 woman, total 28---
Chiefs 4: Minimic, Heap of Birds, Little Medicine and Bear Shield.
Kiowas: Chiefs 3: Lone Wolf, Double Vision and White Horse, total 22.
Comanches: 9 men, 1 woman, and 1 child.
Chiefs 1: Black Horse, total 11.
Arapahoes: (no chiefs), total 2.
Caddoes: (not as chief), total 1.-----Total POWs 64.
Cheyenne Files - Ft. Marion POWS Text Copyright (c) 2003 John Sipes Collection.
|Luke Bear Shield. (rg 1328/1329). CIIS ID# 685. Arrived
9/21/1886 aged 16. father is given as Bear Shield (chief), he is listed
as living as is the mother, though she is not named. Agency is given as
Chey and Arap. Luke is enrolled until 7/23/1892. He does 5 outings (Mrs
AR Magill Buckmanville, 3/31/1888-9/15/1888; W Yardle, Edgewood 9/17/1888-11/26/1888,
J Rutherford Harrisburg, 3/30/1889-9/10/1890;T Beans, ChurchvillePA 5/6/1891-9/10/1891;
S Wooley, Allentown NJ 4/02/1892-4/30/1892)--the one in Rutherford could
have included time in the local school system,though he would have been
older than his peers. I have listed as dead before 1904
Genevieve Bell NARA collection.
|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
|R.H. Pratt, St. Augustine, Sept. 19, 1876, to Agent Miles.----Dr.
Friend, I send here in money as follows-Long Back to his wife, $4.00; From
Medicine Water to his mother, $1.00, Sister, $1.00, and three children
$1.00 each- $5.00; From White man to his baby, $1.00; From Bear Shield
to Jno F. Williams to be expended for Bear Shields wife, $2.00; From Making
Medicine to his mother, $2.00. Total $14.00. I send by Str. to N. Y. and
fast freight to Wichita a box of things to you for the families of the
prisoners. A few send nothing. Have taken steps to hurry it through and
anticipate it will get to Wichita in about three weeks. The enormous Ex.
charges forbid it going that way. I leave the charges to be paid at your
end. If you do not find a way to stand the whole or even a half notify
me and I will make it some way and assist. Weight about 175#. Minimic says
to tell his wife they are all out of kinnekenic.
Sipes / 2003
|Nellie Bearshield/Nellie Whitt,25,full blood,Chey., mother,divorced.
Father Big Back dead, mother Small Wrapper. Hattie Bearshield,6,female;
Willie Bearshield,5; parents Luke Bearshield and Nellie Bearshield.
1902 C&A Family Registar
|Philip Bearshield and Bear Woman parents of John Bearshield, born 5-10-1907,
Philip Bearshield,22,male,married,died 4-4-1910,next of kin, John Bearshield, father.
Births and Deaths of C&As (no name of vol. pages only shown)
|Philip Bearshield and Bear Woman had a son born 5-10-1907, named John
Births From Undated Pages Found In 1902 C&A Family Registar (Cheyennes)
|Letter to Carl Cox, Indian Agent, Colony, Okla., from Barbara Baily,
Teacher in Clinton, Oklahoma, Public Schools, Oct. 20, 1923.
Complains that certain Indians in her class are ruining her attendance record. John Bearshield, Ruby Bearshield, Agnes Stoneroad, Clarence Stoneroad, Pratt Standing Water and Wilbur Standing Bird. Rain may be cause of lack of attendance but they are prone to stay out for other reasons or other causes. John and Wilbur are absent for non-essential reasons and are very irregular. Asks Agent to see them and help make the following week perfect attendance week. /S/ Barbara Bailey.
Text Copyright (c) 2004 Sipes Cheyenne Collections. Colony School Section.
|Dept. of the Interior, Seger Indian Agency, Colony, Oklahoma, April
29, 1926, Supt. Chas. Eggers to Supt. L.S. Bonnin, Concho, Okla.
Ruth Heap of Birds, wife of Leonard Bear Shield, wants to sell 80 acres of her land.
Text Copyright (c) 2003 John Sipes.
|Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Indian Service, Field Journal Voucher No.
(To transfer the proceeds of the sale of the Old Woman allotment to the accounts of her heirs, LS 39777-26)
September 22, 1926, Seger Indian Agency, Colony, Oklahoma.
Heirs: Bear Woman (Dirty Nose), Jane Big Smoke, Willie Bear Shield, Alfred Bear Shield, Peairs Ground Nose, Lizzie Good Bear, Killing Woman, Little Woman Magpie, Looks Behind, Standing (Roman Nose) First cousin to Measure Woman Standing Bird, daughter of Medicine Water and Mochi POWs, and Standing is wife of Henry Roman Nose, POW, Two Hawks, Turkey Legs, Clara Winona Turkey Legs, Nancy Tall Bird, William Tall Bird, Vetcora (Vetcora was married to Bird Chief, brother of Standing Bird, son-in-law of Medicine Water), Wooly Dog.
Text Copyright (c) 2005 Sipes/Berthrong Cheyenne Collections. Ft.
Marion POWs Files and Estates Files.
|The Cheyenne And Arapaho Messenger. Published Monthly by the Workers
Conference of the missionaries in Oklahoma of the General Conference of
Mennonites of North America
Vol. 1, Feb. 1930, No. 2.
Text Copyright (c) 2005 Sipes/Berthrong Cheyenne Collections.
- Messenger News.