Bear Shield. Nock-o-yo-uh.
Cheyenne Ft. Marion POW
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 
Text Copyright (c) 2003 Ruby Bushyhead C&A Family Heirship and Estate Testimonies compiled by John Sipes.

Philip Bearshield and Bear Woman parents of John Bearshield, born 5-10-1907, Cheyennes

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)
Text Copyright (c) 2003 Ruby Bushyhead compiled by John Sipes.

Philip Bearshield and Bear Woman had a son born 5-10-1907, named John Bearshield.

Births From Undated Pages Found In 1902 C&A Family Registar (Cheyennes)
Text Copyright (c) 2003 Ruby Bushyhead compiled by John L. Sipes.

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. 51.
(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.
Big Man passed away on Jan. 25. He had been blind for some time and he had been staying with his brother White Thunder.
On Jan. 29th. a boy born to Dudley or Edward and Jane White Thunder.
At a recent meeting of the Clinton Farm Chapter Peter Bird Chief, Sr., and Flynn Goose were elected master farmers for 1929.
Cantonment and Vicinity.
Martha Bear Head is visiting with her sister Mrs. Leah Antelope near Watonga.
Clinton and Hammon.
Frank and Susie Reynolds have moved into their new house west of Clinton.
William Packers (Cheyennes), Clinton, have remodeled their house and built a new barn.
Leonard and Ruth Bear Shield have moved back from kingfisher.

 Text Copyright (c) 2005 Sipes/Berthrong Cheyenne Collections. - Messenger News.