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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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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.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Standing Bear Visit to Carlisle and Remarks on Returning Children

Date: May 17, 1882 - May 19, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Standing Bear after his arrival at the Carlisle Indian School. In the letter Pratt notes that Standing Bear believes that the school should return the children for the summer but that many of the younger ones are likely to back in the fall. He also notes that Standing Bear wishes for the government to build a house for the returning students in order to allow them to become a separate community at the Agency.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Visitors

Carlisle Able to Receive 175 New Students in Fall of 1882

Date: May 19, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt notes that with the upcoming return of 86 students to their homes the school will be able to accommodate 175 new students in the fall. Pratt notes that there are already 20 students from the Osage Nation and 25 from the Omaha Nation. He believes that many the remaining students could be brought in from the Sioux Nation or from Nations with students being returned.

Pratt ends by saying that future students should be brought in on a five year commitment rather than three years.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Potential Student Recruitment at Rosebud and Pine Ridge in 1882

Date: May 20, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt comments on a letter he has received from A. C. Fletcher regarding student recruitment in the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies. Fletcher recommends taking more students from Pine Ridge due to the actions of U.S. Indian Agent V. T. McGillycuddy allowing returned students to succeed.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Approval Sought for Return of Mary to Her Home

Date: May 22, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority for his actions in returning Mary, a member of the Sioux Nation, to her home in Rosebud due to her ill health.

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Inquiry into Enrolling Onondaga Student

Date: June 5, 1882 - June 9, 1882

Julia E. Remington inquires if the Carlisle Indian School has room for a member of the Onondaga Nation. Pratt notes when forwarding the letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that due to limited appropriations the father of the prospective student should be required to pay for travel expenses.

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No Record of Telegram Authorizing Sending Mary Home

Date: June 8, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt notes that his office has no record of receiving a telegram authorizing the return of Mary to her home.

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Osage Children Met at Martinsburg

Date: June 8, 1882 - June 9, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a copy of a telegram that Osage children were going to arrive at Martinsburg on June 8, 1882. Pratt writes that he met the children at Martinsburg and due to the lack of a train back to Carlisle they were forced to stay the night at Martinsburg incurring an additional expense which Pratt asks to cover on his accounts.

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Arrangements Made for Transporting Rosebud and Pine Ridge Students

Date: June 9, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt provides notification that he has arranged a special car to bring around 35 students from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Agencies to their homes. He notes that his arrangements bring the students to Chamberlain where he hopes the Agent will have their parents meet them at Chamberlain which would save the Government some expense.

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Request to Have Escort for Sioux Children Returning Home

Date: June 9, 1882

Due to the composition of the returning delegation of Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux students, Richard Henry Pratt, requests that A. C. Fletcher accompany the delegation back to their homes. Fletcher would then be able to bring back the Omaha students she was already set to accompany back to the Carlisle Indian School

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Long Face Requests Money Appropriated for Educating Two Deceased Daughters

Date: June 20, 1882 - June 28, 1882

Long Face requests the money that was appropriated to educate his two daughters Rose and Mary who were unable to fulfill their three year terms due to ill health and subsequently death.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Rosebud Agency Prepared to Receive Returned Carlisle Students

Date: June 20, 1882

U.S. Indian Agent for the Rosebud Agency, John Cook, notifies the Indian Affairs Office that he has received the telegram informing him to send the parents of the returned students from Carlisle to Chamberlain, South Dakota to pick up their children.

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Two Crows and La Flesche Request to Visit Carlisle

Date: June 22, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt notes that Two Crows and La Flesche have requested to visit the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt writes that any time is satisfactory for Carlisle that suits Two Crows, La Flesche, and the Office of Indian Affairs.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request for Juan de Jesus Paucha to be Sent to Carlisle

Date: June 24, 1882 - July 26, 1882

U.S. Indian Agent, Benjamin M. Thomas inquires of the Indian Affairs Office when a Juan de Jesus Paucha can be sent to Carlisle as his enrollment was promised during a visit of Pueblo to Washington D.C. Richard Henry Pratt notes that it is possible for Paucha to come on his own since the Navajo delegation he was suppose to come with is no longer coming.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Enrollment from the Bluejacket Indian Territory

Date: June 26, 1882 - July 10, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from a John M. Watson, a missionary in the Bluejacket Indian Territory asking how to enroll a number of students from that area. Pratt forwarded the letter along with additional information on inquires he has received for enrollment at the Carlisle Indian School that application should be made to the Indian Office.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Send Navajo Student to Bring Back Additional Students

Date: June 26, 1882

A request is made by Richard Henry Pratt to secure traveling expenses for a Navajo Nation Carlisle student to travel back to the Navajo Nation to bring back twenty students for the Carlisle Indian School.

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Baltimore and Ohio RR Rates for Transporting Children

Date: June 29, 1882

Percy Smith of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad provides rates of tickets from Carlisle, Pennsylvania to Wichita, Kansas.

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Recruiting Targets from Various Indian Agencies for Fall 1882

Date: July 12, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt details the number of students he is able to accept from various Indian Agencies including the Rosebud, Pine Ridge, Kiowa and Comanche, Pawnee and Ponca, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho. Pratt provides instructions as to the preferred age and gender composition of the students and notes that he has already arranged for individuals to go and bring the students back to Carlisle.

In a separate note he indicates that children should be surrendered by their parents with the knowledge that they will be at Carlisle for a five year term not three years as was previously the case.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Man on the Cloud Requests Spring Wagon Promised to Him

Date: July 19, 1882

Man on the Cloud writes to Richard Henry Pratt regarding a promise that was made to the Cheyenne delegation about providing a spring wagon to each member. Man on the Cloud also makes reference to the returned Cheyenne students from Carlisle and changes happening locally.

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Hampton Normal School Recruiting Married Omaha Couples

Date: July 19, 1882 - July 22, 1882

Samuel C. Armstrong writes that the Hampton Normal Institute is willing to educate three married Omaha couples along with three girls and one boy as government students if A. C. Fletcher is able to bring them with the Sioux delegation going to the Carlisle Indian School. Richard Henry Pratt notes that he would be willing to accept married couples as students only with the understanding that they would be placed on outing with local farmers.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Reply to Office Letter Concerning Omaha Delegation in 1882

Date: July 26, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs concerning a delegation of Omaha students being brought east by A. C. Fletcher.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Ralph Iron Eagle Feather Discusses Lack of Work at Rosebud

Date: July 28, 1882 - August 11, 1882

Ralph Iron Eagle Feather writes to Richard Henry Pratt discussing how there is now work for returned students at the Rosebud Agency. In Pratt's comments to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs he notes that the Agent at Pine Ridge has but all of the returned students to work and a similar initiative should be implemented at Rosebud.

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Selection of Children from the Sitting Bull Band for Carlisle

Date: July 28, 1882

Robert Todd Lincoln, Secretary of War, acknowledges the letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that A. C. Fletcher will select ten students from the Sitting Bull being held at Fort Randall with assistance from the Fort's Commanding Officer.

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Recommendation to Enroll Juana at Carlisle

Date: July 28, 1882

U.S. Indian Agent for the Kiowa Agency, P. B. Hunt, provides the circumstances of Juana, a member of the Navajo Nation, who was brought to the Kiowa Agency a year prior. Hunt recommends sending to her to Carlisle and then possibly placing her in a home in the east.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Recommendation to Enroll Navajo Girl at Kiowa Agency

Date: August 1, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt recommends accepting a proposal of U.S. Indian Agent Hunt at the Kiowa Agency of enrolling a Navajo girl at the Kiowa Agency separate from the Agencies allotment of students.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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