Report on First Party of Children Brought to the Carlisle Indian School

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Report on First Party of Children Brought to the Carlisle Indian School
Date: 
November 13, 1879

Captain Richard Henry Pratt writes to Ezra H. Hayt, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, regarding the first group of Sioux, Ponca, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, Wichita, Seminole, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe children and young adults brought to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt offers a detailed description of the journey, and then lists each individual brought to the school, organized by agency. Also included is information on each individual's name, age, gender, band, father's name, and father's rank.

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Repository: 
National Archives and Records Administration
Location: 
RG 75, Entry 79, box 571, Miscellaneous-1879-P-#1182