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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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Notice of Arrival of Group of Students from Wichita, Kansas

Date: October 28, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, informing him that his party of recruited students, met and delayed in Wichita, Kansas, safely arrived in Carlisle the previous evening.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Continue Using Army Ration for Indian Pupils

Date: October 28, 1879

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding Circular No. 33, regarding rations for Indian pupils. Pratt suggests that this ration rate is insufficient given Carlisle's current nascent state, and requests permission to continue using the Army's rationing tables instead.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Change of Orders for Richard Henry Pratt and Student Supplies Issues

Date: October 28, 1879

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, acknowledging receipt of change orders allowing Pratt to remain in the East at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt also apologizes for troubles during his recent trip to Wichita, and suggests that better planning be made for subsequent recruitment trips. Student discontent of lack of supplies is discussed, and a postscript notes that a dozen Cheyenne girls at their agency are ready to be transported to the Hampton Institute.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Telegram Requesting Trip to Washington

Date: October 29, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt asking the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for permission to travel to Washington the subsequent day.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request for Dormitory Furniture

Date: October 31, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt requesting authority to purchase dormitory furniture immediately needed at the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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