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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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Monthly School Report for October 1882

Date: October 31, 1882

Monthly School Report for the month of October 1882 of the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Format: Reports

Proposal to Send Students to Connecticut to be Educated

Date: November 3, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt recommends being allowed to send eight small girls to be educated by Emily J. Bowen of Woodstock, Connecticut.

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Recruiting Students from Various Sioux Agencies

Date: November 8, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has received word that Sitting Bull refuses to send any children to Carlisle. As a result he has directed his representative to go directly to Rosebud or Pine Ridge to bring back students. He ended by saying that if there are more students desiring to come from Rosebud or Pine Ridge then they could be brought back to Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Postage Stamps for School Correspondence

Date: November 15, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests $50 worth of 3 cent stamps in order for the Carlisle Indian School to correspond with outing patrons, returned students, parents, and official inquiries.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Outings

Cost of Recruiting Osage Students

Date: November 17, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an inquiry that the cost of recruiting Osage students for the third quarter of 1882 was $2143.96.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Transportation of Sioux Students to Carlisle

Date: November 18, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Department of the Interior of changes made by the Indian Department regarding changes in transportation. Pratt indicates that the Department has arranged the delegation to travel by the B&O Railroad rather than the Penn Railroad incurring additional time and costs to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt requests that the delegation go by the Penn Railroad.

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Transportation of Sioux Students through the Sioux City and Pacific Railroad

Date: November 25, 1882

J. R. Buchannan, the passenger agent for the Sioux City and Pacific Railroad, writes regarding transportation ordered for 70 students from the Rosebud Agency to the Carlisle Indian School.

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Arrival of 68 Students from Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies

Date: December 1, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt reports the arrival of 68 students at the Carlisle Indian School from the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Student Arrival

Account of Samuel Bausley Arrival at Carlisle

Date: December 1, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt provides the account of Samuel Bausley, a member of the Pottawatomi Nation, who came to Carlisle on his own accord in order to enroll at the school. Pratt recommends retaining Bausley at Carlisle if his story is truthful.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Student Arrival

Monthly Sanitary Report of Sick and Wounded, November 1882

Date: December 1882

O. G. Given, the school physician, compiles the monthly sanitary report for November 1882.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Format: Reports

Special Estimate for Medical Supplies for December 1882

Date: December 11, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt forwards special estimate for medical supplies in addition to a letter from the physician of the Carlisle Indian School Obediah Given describing the necessity of the supplies.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Enroll Six Crow Students

Date: December 13, 1882 - December 26, 1882

H. J. Armstrong, U. S. Indian Agent at the Crow Agency, that he wants to send a few students from the Crow Agency to Carlisle. Armstrong states that the students previously lived in his home and are now back at their camp. Pratt's response to the Indian Affairs Office is that he would be glad to take more students from the Crow Agency but only if they were able to send more pupils.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Cook Writes About Rosebud and Visiting His Daughter

Date: December 16, 1882 - January 2, 1883

Cook writes to Richard Henry Pratt regarding Rosebud Agency and asking either for his daughter to be sent home or the funds to come visit her at Carlisle.

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Objection to Appropriations Committee Statements on Extravagance at Carlisle

Date: December 16, 1882

Copy of a letter Richard Henry Pratt sent to Congressman Frank Hiscock, Chairman Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives regarding the Committee's hearing on the Carlisle Indian School's appropriation. Pratt disagrees with the idea that the school is being run in an extravagant manner and that while he can run the school on a lower per capita basis it will impact his ability to do as much good as possible.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Funding

Request to Return Harvey White Shield Home

Date: January 19, 1883

Notice of the death of White Shield is received by Richard Henry Pratt from U.S. Indian Agent John D. Miles. As a result Pratt requests authorization for sending home his son Harvey in order to provide help to the family. In addition, Pratt requests sending home two young Arapaho Nation girls with Harvey as a chaperone.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Allow Frank Engler to Visit His Home

Date: January 22, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to allow Frank Engler to return home due to his mother's illness. Pratt writes that other members of the Cheyenne Nation have pooled their money to cover Engler's transportation expense and recommends allowing him to return for a brief time.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Crow Agency Response to Sending Students to Carlisle

Date: January 22, 1883

Arden R. Smith, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, writes that he has received authority to send ten boys and ten girls to the Carlisle Indian School. Smith writes that it will be quite easy to send the ten boys as he met with a local chief Bear in the Water who was quite eager to send the boys. But Smith notes that the Crow Nation will likely be unwilling to send the ten girls.

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H. J. Armstrong Presents Case for Escorting Crow Students to Carlisle

Date: February 8, 1883

H. J. Armstrong, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, asks to be sent to the Carlisle Indian School as the escort for the Crow students rather than some other individual. Armstrong indicates that when recruiting for Carlisle he promised he would be the escort and would also benefit from being aware of the practices of the Industrial Training Schools.

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Transportation Requested for Crow Students

Date: February 9, 1883

Arden R. Smith, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, requests the Indian Affairs Office to send transportation for Crow students from St. Paul to Carlisle.

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Arden Smith Instructions for Escorting Crow Students

Date: February 9, 1883

Arden R. Smith, Special U.S. Indian Agent, writes the Commissioner of Indian Affairs seeking specific instructions for how he should escort 20 Crow students from the Crow Agency to the Carlisle Indian School. Smith provides context on previous encounters traveling east as well as inquiring about the specifics of traveling with the students.

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Report on the Northern Arapaho Students from Wyoming

Date: February 10, 1883

Report on the Northern Arapaho students enrolled at Carlisle. Carlisle School physician O. G. Given provides a report on the health of some of the remaining Northern Arapaho students at Carlisle and recommends returning to their homes four boys. Richard Henry Pratt endorses this recommendation and asks for authority to cover the expense for returning the students to their homes.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Proposal for Increased Appropriation from Osage Fund

Date: February 13, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides the Indian Affairs Office with proposed text for receiving funds for educating Osage students from the Osage trust fund. Pratt notes that if he does not receive the funds for the Osage then he can place more students on outing to reduce costs for running the school.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Funding

Armstrong Cannot Send Full Allotment of Crow Students

Date: February 21, 1883

H. J. Armstrong, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, sends a telegraph that he cannot send the full allotment of Crow students to Carlisle at present. Inquires if he can send twelve students now and the remainder at a later date.

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Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Crow Agency, February 1883

Date: February 22-28, 1883

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 8 children transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Crow Agency in Montana. The Descriptive Statement indicates that two female children initially intended for transfer refused to go with the rest of the group.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Departure of Eight Crow Students for Carlisle

Date: February 22, 1883

H. J. Armstrong, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, reports that he has sent eight Crow boys to Carlisle under escort of Special U.S. Indian Agent Arden Smith. Armstrong indicates that he was unable to secure any girls to go to Carlisle but will try again in the Spring.

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