Letters/Correspondence

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Pratt Claims Rights to Returning and Accepting Students
August 16, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt claims he has the authority to accept and return students from the Secretary of the Interior.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Anna Ely Request Help for Recruiting Pawnee Children
August 18, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a request from Anna Ely to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to instruct the Pawnee Agency to send Pawnee children to Carlisle.

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Pueblo Agency Requests Authority to Send More Students to Carlisle
August 18, 1882

Benjamin M. Thomas, U.S. Indian Agent for the Pueblo Indian Agency, requests information on sending a student from Cochiti to Carlisle in addition to sending more Pueblo students to Carlisle.

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Request to Purchase Beds and Pillows
August 18, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt notes that the school will have additional children than in previous years necessitating additional beds and pillows. In addition the previous bed stands are not as durable as hoped.

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Haworth Recommends Ten Pawnee Children Sent to Carlisle
August 21, 1882

Inspector J. M. Haworth recommends that the Pawnee Agency send ten Pawnee students to Carlisle five of whom were to be girls.

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Funds Needed for Operation of the Carlisle Indian School
August 23, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt provides an estimate for the cost of running the Carlisle Indian School including $225 per student per year in additional to $30,000 for various improvements to the School.

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Additional Students Brought by Ely
August 24, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the delegation brought back by Anna Ely is different then what was approved. Pratt notes that he has sent certain students to the Hampton Institute as previously approved and Ely has agreed to raise charitable funds for the...

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Interior Department Instructs Pratt to Not Travel West
August 26, 1882 - September 1, 1882

Acting Secretary of the Interior, M. L. Joslyn, instructs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to stop Richard Henry Pratt from traveling West as had written previously. Pratt had desired to go West in order to bring back Sioux students from various agencies as well as a group of Navajo students...

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Parents from Sitting Bull Band at Fort Randall Unwilling to Send Children to Carlisle
August 27, 1882 - September 23, 1882

Correspondence regarding the enrollment of children from the Sitting Bull band of Sioux being held as prisoners at Fort Randall. The officer in charge of Fort Randall indicates that the parents of the eligible parents do not wish to see their children to be enrolled at Carlisle. Pratt notes that...

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Request to Return Albert Barnett and Henry Eagle Chief
September 2, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests to return Albert Barnett and Henry Eagle Chief to their homes due to their ill health. Pratt notes that he can escort the students back to their homes if he is given permission to visit the Navajo Agency.

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Pratt Asks for Reconsideration of His Trip to Recruit Students
September 11, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests the Commissioner of Indian Affairs reconsider its decision to not allow him personally to go select students at the Navajo and Sioux Agencies. Pratt believes that none of his employees have the requisite knowledge to successfully select students from the Agencies....

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Reference to Sending More Pueblo Students to Carlisle
September 14, 1882

Benjamin M. Thomas, U.S. Indian Agent for the Pueblo Agency, refers the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to a prior letter to which he asks to send more students to the Carlisle Indian School especially a Cochiti student.

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Notice of Invitation to Pennsylvania Bi-Centennial Committee
September 18, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the he and the Carlisle Indian School have been invited to attend and participate at the Bi-Centennial celebration in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 24, 1882. Pratt recommends accepting the invitation if the Bi-Centennial...

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Alice Fletcher Requests Enrollment of Omaha Students
September 19, 1882

Alice C. Fletcher indicates that she has five Omaha pupils in her charge and desires that they be given permission to attend the Carlisle Indian School.

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Per Capita Expenses for Educating Sioux Students
September 21, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs the total and per capita expenses for educating Pine Ridge and Rosebud students as well as Sisseton Agency students.

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Enrollment of Three Ottawa Girls
September 25, 1882 - September 27, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt notes that the school is already ten percent over its appropriation in terms of students but he would be willing to accept three Ottawa Nation girls if the J. M. Haworth recommends they be brought to Carlisle. Pratt writes that when he goes to pick up 20 Navajo students he...

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Pratt Reports on Return From Recruiting Trip
October 23, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt reports that he returned from his trip to recruit Navajo students. He notes that he only brought back 12 Navajo students rather than the allotted 20.

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Alice Fletcher Indicates She Has Raised Funds for Education of Omaha Students
October 25, 1882 - October 26, 1882

Alice C. Fletcher requests permission to enroll six Omaha students at the Carlisle Indian School. Fletcher recounts she had been fundraising to secure funds for their education and had nearly succeeded.

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Proposal to Send Students to Connecticut to be Educated
November 3, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt recommends being allowed to send eight small girls to be educated by Emily J. Bowen of Woodstock, Connecticut.

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Recruiting Students from Various Sioux Agencies
November 8, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has received word that Sitting Bull refuses to send any children to Carlisle. As a result he has directed his representative to go directly to Rosebud or Pine Ridge to bring back students. He ended by saying that if there are...

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Request for Postage Stamps for School Correspondence
November 15, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests $50 worth of 3 cent stamps in order for the Carlisle Indian School to correspond with outing patrons, returned students, parents, and official inquiries.

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Cost of Recruiting Osage Students
November 17, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an inquiry that the cost of recruiting Osage students for the third quarter of 1882 was $2143.96.

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Transportation of Sioux Students to Carlisle
November 18, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Department of the Interior of changes made by the Indian Department regarding changes in transportation. Pratt indicates that the Department has arranged the delegation to travel by the B&O Railroad rather than the Penn Railroad incurring additional time and...

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Transportation of Sioux Students through the Sioux City and Pacific Railroad
November 25, 1882

J. R. Buchannan, the passenger agent for the Sioux City and Pacific Railroad, writes regarding transportation ordered for 70 students from the Rosebud Agency to the Carlisle Indian School.

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Account of Samuel Bausley Arrival at Carlisle
December 1, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt provides the account of Samuel Bausley, a member of the Pottawatomi Nation, who came to Carlisle on his own accord in order to enroll at the school. Pratt recommends retaining Bausley at Carlisle if his story is truthful.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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