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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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Dye to Meet Children in Kansas City for Escort

Date: January 25, 1882

D. B. Dye, U.S. Indian Agent at the Quapaw Indian Agency, notes that he will comply with an order from the Department of Indian Affairs to meet children in order to accompany them to Carlisle on their travels in Kansas City.

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Order for Transportation to Carlisle Requested

Date: January 28, 1882

D. W. Janowitz, Passenger Agent for the Pennsylvania Route, requests an order for transportation from Washington D.C. to Carlisle for eight passengers in order to allow the Ticket Agent to make his report.

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Cover Letter Concerning Receipt of Two Lipan Children

Date: February 10, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt forwards certificate of receipt from the War Department of two Lipan children.

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Authority Sought in Approving Return of Lincoln

Date: February 20, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authorization for his actions in allowing Lincoln to return with his father due to his health and covering the expense of the return trip.

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Iowa Chiefs Visit to Washington D.C.

Date: February 24, 1882 - March 27, 1882

Augustus Brosius, U.S. Indian Agent at the Great Nemaha Agency, informs Richard Henry Pratt that a group of Iowa Nation people led by Chief Kihega will be visiting Washington to decide whether to remain in Nebraska. Kihega wishes his son who is at Carlisle to accompany the delegation in order to help his father.

In addition there are two telegrams informing Pratt of the delegation's immeinent arrival in Washington D.C. and requesting Charles Kihega and Ellwood Dorian be sent to D.C.

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Hatton Seeks Authority to Cover Lincoln's Return Fare

Date: March 7, 1882

Charles Hatton, U.S. Indian Agent, seeks authority to cover the additional fare incurred by the return of Lincoln from Carlisle along with the Arapaho Chiefs.

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Blue Horse Discusses His Son and One Horse Buggy

Date: March 16, 1882 - March 22, 1882

Blue Horse writes to Richard Henry Pratt regarding his son who is studying at the school and inquiring about a one horse buggy. Blue Horse states that his son can be sent home when he is skillful enough to carry out the trade he is learning.

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American Horse Requests Permission to Visit Carlisle

Date: March 17, 1882 - March 28, 1882

American Horse asks Richard Henry Pratt if he may come to Carlisle to visit his children attending the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he believes American Horse coming to Carlisle would help keep his children in school for another two years and he would not need to be accompanied or spied upon.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Inquiry into Enrolling James Porter at Carlisle

Date: March 18, 1882

Thomas J. Jordan, U.S. Indian Agent at the Ponca Agency inquires about enrolling James Porter at the Carlisle Indian School.

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Request to Return Home Four Pine Ridge Students

Date: March 21, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt seeks the authority to return home Horace, Rufus, Morgan, and Austin due to poor health from consumption and scrofula.

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Pratt Policy of Returning Sick Children

Date: March 24, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Department of Indian Affairs letter concerning the failure to return sick children back to their homes before their deaths. Pratt details two cases where students were too ill to be sent back to their homes. He further states that the initial students from the Osage Agency be returned at the end of the school year.

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Request to for Charles Kihega and Ellwood Dorian

Date: March 27, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt inquires about a request from Chief Kihega through U.S. Indian Agent Brosius about sending two Carlisle students, Charles Kihega and Ellwood Dorian, to Washington to serve as counsel for Chief Kihega.

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Permission Sought to Return Sick Children Home in April 1882

Date: April 5, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests action on an earlier letter requesting permission to return four students home to the Pine Ridge Agency due to ill health.

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Request to Return Mary Home

Date: April 4, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return Mary, a member of the Sioux Nation, home to the Pine Ridge Agency due to ill health along with the party previously mentioned.

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Two Strike Requests Permission to Visit Carlisle

Date: April 10, 1882

Two Strike requests permission to visit his son at the Carlisle Indian School.

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Haworth Documents Visit to Carlisle of Iowa Chiefs

Date: April 10, 1882

J. M. Haworth documents the visit of the Iowa Chiefs visit to Carlisle. He notes that he brought many of the students to Carlisle a few years earlier and comments on the many differences in the students brought about over the course of their education.

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Increase in Cow Herd and Reduction in Rations

Date: April 11, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests a reduction in various rations in order to purchase additional cows for providing a greater milk supply to students. Pratt cites a visit from Dr. Cornelius Rea Agnew and his recommendation that for a healthy student body students be allowed to drink as much milk as they want in the morning and evening. To follow this recommednation iin a cost effective manner Pratt suggests the purchase of additional cows.

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Request to Send Irvine Home

Date: April 17, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to send Irvine, a member of the Comanche Nation, home due to poor health. Pratt notes that Na as toe and Big Man are leaving for their Agency soon and can accompany Irvine home.

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Request for Spring Wagon and Harness

Date: April 19, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a request from Wichita Chief Na has toe and Big Man for a set of spring wagon and harness. Pratt documents his history working with Na has toe during his Army experience and recommends fulfilling the request.

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Suggestion for Transportation of Osage and Kaw Children to Carlisle

Date: April 25, 1882

Special Agent E. B. Townsend recommends that Indian Agent L. J. Miles direct the group of Osage and Kaw children to be sent to Carlisle be sent to a station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad in order to allow them to leave from Muskogee rather than Arkansas City in order to save costs.

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Request for Moses Nonway to be Sent Home

Date: May 10, 1882

The father of Moses Nonway requests that his son be returned to his home in order to help him on his farm due to his poor health. Richard Henry Pratt believes that the request should be approved and sent home along with Charles Somains with U.S. Indian Agent E. Stephens.

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Chris Burns Seeks Information on Educating Children at Carlisle

Date: May 16, 1882

Chris Burns inquires about sending his three children to Carlisle to be educated. Richard Henry Pratt forwarded the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with instructions on establishing precedent in such cases. Pratt proposes that white fathers pay some expenses towards the education of their children.

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Return Home of Initial Delegation of Rosebud and Pine Ridge Students

Date: May 17, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt writes that the initial delegation of students from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Agencies terms of enrollment are set to expire and authorization for funds to return them. Pratt notes that many of the students wish to remain but that their parents desire them to return home. He writes that many of the older students would be able to serve in the Agency shops as assistants and the younger children may be able to come back in the fall delegation.

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Terms of Enrollment Set to Expire for Initial Delegations

Date: May 17, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt writes that the terms of enrollment for students from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency; the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency; the Sisseton Agency; the Pawnee Agency; the Ponca Agency; and the Green Bay Agency.

Pratt notes that half of the students whose terms are set to expire desire to remain at Carlisle but it would only be possible if their parents consent. He notes that while their terms expire in the fall it would make sense to return them in June.

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Proposal to Send Navajo POW Children to Carlisle

Date: May 17, 1882

Lieutenant General R. H. Sheridan writes that 21 Navajo women and children have been taken prisoner and are being held at Fort Wingate. He notes that General Pope proposes sending the children to the Carlisle Indian School.

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