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Sequoyah Boarding School (Oklahoma)

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History[edit | edit source]

Sequoyah High School originated in 1871, originated as a boarding school operated by the Cherokee Nation. It has undergone several name changes, including Cherokee Orphan Training School (prior to 1 October 1924), Sequoyah Orphan Training School, and Sequoyah Vocational School. It was operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1914 to 1985, when the Cherokee Nation again assumed its operation.

Records[edit | edit source]

Student Case Files, 1911-1984, are among the holdings of the National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth), Texas.

Some records of Sequoyah School may be embedded in the records of the Muskogee Area Office and the Five Civilized Tribes Agency, many of which are housed at the Southwest Regional Archives of NARA in Fort Worth.

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Sequoyah Boarding School, 1925-1935, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Roll 133, available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their microfilm number 1724351).

The Family History Library also has microfilm copies of some of the records of Sequoyah Boarding School in a collection beginning with their microfilm number 1025199, including:

  • Student register and pupil-parent lists, 1911-1920
  • Detail list of students, 1918-1923
  • Student lists by county, 1939-1941
  • Enrollment listings, 1939-1943, 1949-1950

These are copies of some of the records at the Southwest Regional Archives of NARA.

References[edit | edit source]

  • American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998.
  • Hill, Edward E. (comp.). Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1981.
  • Preliminary Inventory No. 163: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Services. Available online
  • "Accompanying Pamphlet for Microcopy 1011", National Archives Microfilm Publications, Appendix.

Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States