Thos. Bear Robe, Eugene Tahkapuer, and Bertha Mason besides Harry Shirley subscribed for the RED MAN this week. 

November 2, 1888 INDIAN HELPER. 

Nina received the prettiest doll. Her grand-father, Bear Robe, one of the party of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Chiefs, who visited the school a few weeks ago, left money for the purchase of it 

December 25, 1891 INDIAN HELPER 

  Mr. Robe is delighted over the chainless safety received on Christmas. -[Fort Lewis Outlook. 
  Naturally we wonder if this is our Mr. Yellowrobe, class '95, who went sometime since to Ft. Lewis.  There are various Robes among the Indians, such as Bearrobe, Buffalorobe, etc., and it seems important to the Man-on-the-band-stand for a man to retain his family or surname if he does not wish to lose his identity and lineal descent.  If Mr. Wheelock should begin to sign his name Mr. D.W. Lock, he would soon lose his identity.  If the Mr. Robe is our Mr. Yellowrobe we congratulate him and hope that he will hereafter allow no question about his name, but write the surname in full. 

January 27, 1899 INDIAN HELPER 


APPOINTEE:          POSITION:     AGENCY:                             IN PLACE OF: 
Bald Eagle                Teamster        Cheyenne and Arapahoe        Thomas C. Bear Robe 

August 9, 1901 RED MAN AND HELPER 

By Pablo Herrera. 
There was no benediction service, as has been usual recently at the Sunday evening meetings, the sisters and members reciting the rosary instead. 
There were seven girls and three boys whose names were added to the list. The girls were Relia Oshkosh, Mary Peters, Sarah Boyd. Keva Merrivall, Lucy Red Feather, Rachel Holmes, and Melda Duncan. The boys were Charles Bush and Thomas Bearrobe, and John Wyrick, who is now attending Conway Hall in town. 

October 16, 1914 ARROW 

Text Copyright (c) 2003 John Sipe. Dawes Roll (Corrected), May 7, 1892. Roll no. and age:

928, Thomas C. Bear Robe, father, 36; 929, Nina Carlisle,  daug., 10 and at Carlisle; 907, Mrs. Greany, mother, 24, (wife of Thomas C.  Bear Robe); 908, John Greany, son, 6.

Vol. 160:310-312 C.E. Shell to Commissioner, Feb. 11, 1909. 
Petent Application of Thomas Carlisle Bear Robe, allot. worth about $4,000.00, is nearly full blood, married, 45 years old,is a Medicine Man, travels with Wild West Show, has 120 acres of good farming land, 40 acres of sand on allot.,no debts. 

John Sipes

61165/1917/Chey. & Arap./312.
W.W. Scott to Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Concho, Okla., June 20, 1917.
I have the honor to inform the office that Bear Robe (Van Horn Flying Man) C&A Allottee Number 639 has purchashed an automobile listed at $1,750.
This man was listed by the Competency Commission as competent and recommended for patent. As he has no other resources obviously he has pledged his allotment in anticipation of a patent. The information is presented for such action as is deemed proper.
This officer has been uncertain as to whether it was intended that Executive Order of April 4th, 1917, extending the Trust period over lands of these Indians, should be made public. We have not done so, but real estate dealers in the vicinity have received lists of those to whom patents will probably be issused from Washington correspondents. Incidentally, we are advised by a gentleman from Geary, that the patents to be issued under the Competency Commissioner were mailed from your Office on Wednesday the 13th.
We have not received them yet.

Text Copyright (c) 2004 Sipes/Berthrong Cheyenne and Arapaho Collections. Land Allotment Files.

Note: As late as 1926 patents in fee simple were being denied because of lack of education and general business abilities.
Many of the applicants were unable to speak or write English. Where land could be disposed of under supervision it was recommended the land be sold by the Agent and Commisioner of Indian Affairs.
Most of the land belonged to the elderly, orphans and those Indians considered incompetent by the arbitrary decision of both the Agent and Commissioner of Indian Affairs.