Documents

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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Recruitment Report from Rosebud and Pine Ridge Sioux Agency

Date: October 2, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt, in the Yankton Agency, to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs informing him that 47 boys and 17 girls from Rosebud as well as 12 boys and 6 girls from Pine Ridge have been recruited. Pratt notes that these children will be escorted east to the Hampton Institute.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Telegram Regarding Orders to Return to Hampton

Date: October 3, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt in Onawa, Iowa to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs following up on a previous message regarding his orders to recruit a party of students for the Hampton Institute. Pratt notifies the Commissioner that he has started his return journey.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Materials Request for Picket Fence

Date: October 6, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs requesting materials and funds to erect a "picket fence six feet high to keep Indians in and citizens out" of the Carlisle Indian School campus.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Notice of Arrival of First Group of Students

Date: October 6, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt informing the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has arrived in Carlisle with the first party of students. Pratt also asks about his previous requests for supplies and rations, which have gone unanswered.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Postage Stamps

Date: October 8, 1879

Request from Richard Henry Pratt for postage stamps, for use on official school business.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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