Category Archives: Letter

Historical and Cultural Context

John Bear is a classic example of rebellion- an individual who despite being raised to adhere to the rules, having attended three specific schools for Native Americans, never followed the rules. Within months of arriving at the Carlisle Indian School, … Continue reading

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Critical Commentary

The primary sources that are considered are the following: an exchange between Harvey K. Meyer, a clerk to the superintendent, Julia Bear, John Bear Junior’s mother, and J.W. Dady, the superintendent of the Red Cliff Agency in Bayfield, Wisconsin. transcribed … Continue reading

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Biography

John Bear Junior was born on May 2nd, 1891, and was one of 7 children by John Bear Senior and Julia Bear. Although there is conflicting documentation about the time periods of his academic attendance before attending the Carlisle Indian … Continue reading

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Further Reading

North American Indians in the Great War The Harrisburg Telegraph Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center John Bear Hearings before the Join Commission of the Congress of the United States…  

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John Bear Junior (Chippewa)

Biography | Historical and Cultural Context | Critical Commentary | Further Reading Letters Regarding John Bear Jr’s Court-Martial, Expulsion, and Detainment

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Minnie Tsait-Kopeta

Biography | Historical and Cultural Context | Critical Commentary | Further Reading

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