Legal and Government Documents

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Parker Farm Lease
February 4, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a the lease and contract for the Parker Farm. The lease and contract stipulate how the Government will farm under the lease.

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Special Estimate for Medical Supplies for December 1882
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.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Hampton Institute and the Carlisle Indian School
April 28, 1886 - January 11, 1888

T. S. Childs makes a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on Carlisle Indian School and the Indian Training School at the Hampton Institute. Childs report was prompted by complaints made against the Hampton Institute related to the health and discipline of students. Childs report focuses...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposals for New Construction of a New School Building
July 5, 1888 - July 21, 1888

A. B. Upshaw, Acting Commissioner of the Office of Indian Affairs, forwards a copy of the proposal of Andrew Wetzel as well as Samuel Wetzel for the construction of a new building at the Carlisle Indian School. The Acting Secretary of the Interior H. L. Muldrew approves the contract if there are...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dorchester Inspection Report of Albuquerque and Returned Carlisle Students
April 21, 1890 - September 9, 1890

Daniel Dorchester, Superintendent of Indian Schools, returns documents related to returned Carlisle Indian School students. The documents mainly relate to the Albuquerque Indian School and an inspection that Dorchester conducted of the School that covers nearly all aspects of the school.

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Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Forwards Applications and Recommendations for Two Teachers
March 29, 1890 - July 14, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt forwards applications and recommendations for Lillie Woolston and Jennie Cochran for positions as teachers at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Eleventh Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School
November 3, 1890

The Eleventh Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School. Richard Henry Pratt provides a history of the school from his days as the Captain of the 10th Calvary. Pratt then details the educational mission of the school as providing a basic knowledge of the English language along with teaching...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Question Regarding Agreement Covering Allowance of Chester Cornelius to Attend College
February 13, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter to the Office of Indian Affairs from Clement C. Gaines, President of the Eastman Business College, and a contract between him and Chester P. Cornelius. Gaines states that he likely filled out the contract incorrectly which would have provided Cornelius an...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School, 1891
September 1, 1891

Third annual report of the Carlisle Indian School providing statistics of the number of students from various nations during the school year. Pratt claims that the per capita cost at Carlisle is lesser than at other schools while also highlighting the cost of Carlisle as a tool for greater...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Information Related to Sending Students to Huntingdon Reformatory
January 4, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt follows up on a conversation with Thomas J. Morgan in regards to placing students who commit crimes while attending the Carlisle Indian School at the Huntingdon Reformatory. Pratt writes that he has discussed the matter with Pennsylvania Governor Robert E. Pattison and that...

Format: Books and Pamphlets, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Order for Students to be Sent to Carlisle be Withdrawn
August 1, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs that he has received a letter from David S. Keck, U.S. Supervisor, that he has orders to bring 100 students to Carlisle and that some of them have never attended school. Pratt notes that Keck's orders would completely cover the incoming...

Format: Legal and Government Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Information Related to the Governments Acquisition of the Carlisle Barracks
September 3, 1828- September 13, 1892

Lewis A. Grant, Acting Secretary of War, responds to a letter from the Department of Interior by providing a copy of the metes and bounds of the Carlisle Barracks along with a plat and the deed by which the U.S. Government acquired the land.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Maps and Diagrams
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Return Ely S. Parker
December 2, 1892 - December 7, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a request from Betsy White for the return of her grandson Ely S. Parker from the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he has made an inspection of the kitchen and dining room and interviewed students and found no complaints among the students. He also provides...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ballot Result on Question of the Daily Salute of the American Flag
February 8, 1893 - February 14, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards result of the ballot of the Carlisle Indian School on the question of the daily salute of the American flag.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requisition for Blanks and Blank Books, March 1893
March 24-31, 1893

Captain Richard H. Pratt requests blanks of administrative reports that had not been delivered despite being ordered in December 1892. Department of Interior Chief Clerk E. M. Dawson explains that they were not delivered because Pratt's office had not actually asked for them.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Return Charles Smith
April 30, 1893 - June 6, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request of Charles Red Hawk Smith to be returned home. Pratt provides reports from the School's physician and disciplinarian as well as two outing reports from Smith's patron. As a result Pratt recommends that Smith be allowed to be returned home.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William Tallchief Requests Return of Jennie Tallchief
July 31, 1893

William Tallchief requests the return of his daughter Jennie Tallchief from the Carlisle Indian School. Tallchief notes that Jennie was induced to go to Carlisle without his consent and knowledge and that after receiving a contract for his agreement which he refuses to sign. As a result he...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Changes in School Employees and Application, October 1899
June 21 - October 26, 1899

Captain Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists new employees (William Ratley, Anne Stewart, and Ernest Robitaille), those who have left the school (George Wolfe), and those who have changed positions (James Wheelock). These reports include personal information about those being hired as...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requisition for Blanks and Blank Books, January 1900
January 27, 1900

Captain Richard H. Pratt requests a six-month supply of two dozen different blank administrative forms used by the United States Indian Affairs division of the Department of the Interior.

Format: Legal and Government Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Personnel File of John Francis Jr., Superintendent
July 27, 1900 - October 27, 1919

Personnel file of John Francis Jr., who served as Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School from April 1, 1917 to July 2, 1918. The file includes information from Francis' previous positions within the Civil Service, including as Clerk in the Permanent Census Bureau, Clerk in the Office of...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Personnel File of William A. Mercer, Superintendent
February 25, 1903 - March 27, 1909

Personnel file of William A. Mercer, who served as the Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School from July 1, 1904 to February 1, 1908. Before coming to Carlisle, Mercer was Captain of the Seventh United States Cavalry, and was also considered to become Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Changes in School Employees and Employee Oath, March 1907
March 5-15, 1907

Captain Richard H. Pratt submits a report that lists new employees (Elizabeth Sloan) as well as those who have left the school (Wilson Charles). These reports include personal information about those being hired as well as reasons for departure for those leaving. Pratt also forwards Sloan's oath...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment of William Stimpel as Disciplinarian
September 6, 1907 - December 19, 1907

These materials include correspondence, legal documents, and an Executive Order regarding the appointment of William Stimpel as Disciplinarian for the Large Boys Quarters of the Carlisle Indian School. The position had been temporarily filled by numerous teachers and recent graduates without...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint Made by Robert Charboneau
September 17, 1907 - January 1, 1908

These materials include correspondence and government documents regarding a complaint by Robert Charboneau that his daughter, Frances Charboneau, was taken to the Carlisle Indian School without his consent. Frances was returned to her home in Fort Totten, North Dakota after an inquiry into her...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment Certification for William C. Terry
October 16-30, 1907

These materials include the appointment certifications for William C. Terry as a Teacher in Mechanical Drawing. Terry was appointed to the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Legal and Government Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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