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The Documents section features digitized copies of documents relating to the history of the school.  These documents include correspondence, graduation pamphlets, and other forms of ephemera, and have been digitized by Digital Resource Center staff.  Today, these documents are preserved in a number of locations, including the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections as well as private collections.

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Names of Students Brought to Carlisle by Townsend

Date: August 2, 1882

Complying with Indian Office orders, Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of students brought to the Carlisle Indian School by Special Agent E. B. Townsend for the fall of 1882. Students were from the Osage, Kaw, and Nez Perce Nations.

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Request from Alice C. Fletcher on Recruiting Sitting Bull Children

Date: August 3, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has received a letter from Alice C. Fletcher that the military officer in charge of the Sitting Bull prisoners at Fort Randell does not have permission to turn children over to her to take to Carlisle. Fletcher also notes that Charlotte Four Horns is anxious to come to Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Expenses for Sending Five Navajo Students to Carlisle

Date: August 4, 1882

U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Indian Agency, Galen Eastman, reports that there are five students from the Agency who wish to attend the Carlisle Indian School due to recruiting from a Carlisle student. As a result Eastman requests authority to pay for various expenses related to having them enroll including transportation to Carlisle.

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Update on Outing System for Summer of 1882

Date: August 14, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report on the outing system for the Summer of 1882. Pratt notes that he placed 85 students in homes for the Summer and that he was able to secure transportation costs from patrons as well as a salary for the student. Pratt ends by requesting the ability to visit students who remain on outing over the fall.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Outings

Pratt Claims Rights to Returning and Accepting Students

Date: August 16, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt claims he has the authority to accept and return students from the Secretary of the Interior.

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Anna Ely Request Help for Recruiting Pawnee Children

Date: August 18, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a request from Anna Ely to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to instruct the Pawnee Agency to send Pawnee children to Carlisle.

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Request to Purchase Beds and Pillows

Date: August 18, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt notes that the school will have additional children than in previous years necessitating additional beds and pillows. In addition the previous bed stands are not as durable as hoped.

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Pueblo Agency Requests Authority to Send More Students to Carlisle

Date: August 18, 1882

Benjamin M. Thomas, U.S. Indian Agent for the Pueblo Indian Agency, requests information on sending a student from Cochiti to Carlisle in addition to sending more Pueblo students to Carlisle.

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Haworth Recommends Ten Pawnee Children Sent to Carlisle

Date: August 21, 1882

Inspector J. M. Haworth recommends that the Pawnee Agency send ten Pawnee students to Carlisle five of whom were to be girls.

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Funds Needed for Operation of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: August 23, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt provides an estimate for the cost of running the Carlisle Indian School including $225 per student per year in additional to $30,000 for various improvements to the School.

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Additional Students Brought by Ely

Date: August 24, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the delegation brought back by Anna Ely is different then what was approved. Pratt notes that he has sent certain students to the Hampton Institute as previously approved and Ely has agreed to raise charitable funds for the additional students with the help of one of the girls.

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Interior Department Instructs Pratt to Not Travel West

Date: August 26, 1882 - September 1, 1882

Acting Secretary of the Interior, M. L. Joslyn, instructs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to stop Richard Henry Pratt from traveling West as had written previously. Pratt had desired to go West in order to bring back Sioux students from various agencies as well as a group of Navajo students.

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Parents from Sitting Bull Band at Fort Randall Unwilling to Send Children to Carlisle

Date: August 27, 1882 - September 23, 1882

Correspondence regarding the enrollment of children from the Sitting Bull band of Sioux being held as prisoners at Fort Randall. The officer in charge of Fort Randall indicates that the parents of the eligible parents do not wish to see their children to be enrolled at Carlisle. Pratt notes that he would prefer to speak to these parents to convince them to willingly send them to Carlisle rather than force the students to attend as proposed by the commanding officer.

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Request to Return Albert Barnett and Henry Eagle Chief

Date: September 2, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests to return Albert Barnett and Henry Eagle Chief to their homes due to their ill health. Pratt notes that he can escort the students back to their homes if he is given permission to visit the Navajo Agency.

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Pratt Asks for Reconsideration of His Trip to Recruit Students

Date: September 11, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests the Commissioner of Indian Affairs reconsider its decision to not allow him personally to go select students at the Navajo and Sioux Agencies. Pratt believes that none of his employees have the requisite knowledge to successfully select students from the Agencies.

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Reference to Sending More Pueblo Students to Carlisle

Date: September 14, 1882

Benjamin M. Thomas, U.S. Indian Agent for the Pueblo Agency, refers the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to a prior letter to which he asks to send more students to the Carlisle Indian School especially a Cochiti student.

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Notice of Invitation to Pennsylvania Bi-Centennial Committee

Date: September 18, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the he and the Carlisle Indian School have been invited to attend and participate at the Bi-Centennial celebration in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 24, 1882. Pratt recommends accepting the invitation if the Bi-Centennial Association pays the costs.

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Alice Fletcher Requests Enrollment of Omaha Students

Date: September 19, 1882

Alice C. Fletcher indicates that she has five Omaha pupils in her charge and desires that they be given permission to attend the Carlisle Indian School.

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Per Capita Expenses for Educating Sioux Students

Date: September 21, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs the total and per capita expenses for educating Pine Ridge and Rosebud students as well as Sisseton Agency students.

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Enrollment of Three Ottawa Girls

Date: September 25, 1882 - September 27, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt notes that the school is already ten percent over its appropriation in terms of students but he would be willing to accept three Ottawa Nation girls if the J. M. Haworth recommends they be brought to Carlisle. Pratt writes that when he goes to pick up 20 Navajo students he can bring back the Ottawa girls as well.

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Third Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: September 30, 1882

Third annual report of the Carlisle Indian School providing statistics of the number of students from various nations during the school year. Pratt notes that the outing system has been highly successful and comments on the progress of the first group of students from the Sioux Nation along with other groups of students from the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Nations. Additional information is provided on the industrial training of the school and discipline of the school.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Format: Reports

Monthly Sanitary Report of Sick and Wounded, September 1882

Date: October 1882

Thomas Stewart Jr., school physician, compiles the monthly sanitary report for September 1882.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Format: Reports

Monthly School Report for September 1882

Date: October 2, 1882

Monthly School Report for the month of September 1882.

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Format: Reports

Pratt Reports on Return From Recruiting Trip

Date: October 23, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt reports that he returned from his trip to recruit Navajo students. He notes that he only brought back 12 Navajo students rather than the allotted 20.

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Alice Fletcher Indicates She Has Raised Funds for Education of Omaha Students

Date: October 25, 1882 - October 26, 1882

Alice C. Fletcher requests permission to enroll six Omaha students at the Carlisle Indian School. Fletcher recounts she had been fundraising to secure funds for their education and had nearly succeeded.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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