Transportation of Students to Carlisle from Rosebud and Pine Ridge

Transportation of Students to Carlisle from Rosebud and Pine Ridge
Date: 
June 25, 1885 - July 23, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs informing him that the Bureau will arrange the agreements in transporting students to and from the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he has already sought bids from the Baltimore and Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroads for transporting between 40 to 75 students from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Agencies to Carlisle.

Pratt provides an accounting of why he chose the Pennsylvania Railroad from clarity in their bid as well as a long history of providing benefits to the Carlisle Indian School in transporting students and officials.

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National Archives and Records Administration
Location: 
RG 75, Entry 91, box 253, 1885-#16780