Letters/Correspondence

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Request to Return Five Students to Their Homes
July 9, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return and pay expenses for Manuelito Chou, Francisco, Eva Rufina, and Edward Myers to be returned to their homes due to their health. In addition, Pratt requests authority to return John Bull to be returned to his home due to the expiration of his term...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Death of Taylor Ealy
July 13, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt reports on the death of Taylor Ealy, a member of the Pueblo Nation, while vacationing with Dr. T. F. Ealy in Schellsburg, Pennsylvania. Pratt notes that he instructed Dr. Ealy to have Taylor Ealy be buried in Schellsburg and to forward the bill to Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Sending Delegation of Students from the Lemhi Agency
July 13, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from John Harris, the U.S. Indian Agent for the Lemhi Agency, in regards to sending a delegation of students from the Agency to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt also comments on the current number of students currently enrolled at Carlisle and the...

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Authority Sought to Visit Students on Outing
July 15, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to visit students on outing in order to determine how students are doing and whether they should be able to remain during the winter in order to attend local public schools. Pratt also requests authority to pay for the transportation expenses of certain...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return of Mary Ealy to Her Home
July 25, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority for his actions in returning the Mary Ealy, the last member of the Pueblo (Zuni) Nation at Carlisle, with the party of ill Navajo students being led home by Dr. Lippencott.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal for Making Wilson College a School for Native Women
July 28, 1883 - August 6, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt inquires from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs what action to pursue as he has not heard from the Secretary of the Interior regarding a proposed course of action to use Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania as a school for training Native women in a manner similar to...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Moses Cole, Martin Hill, and Stephen Webster
August 10, 1883 - August 17, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Julia E. Remington, a missionary at the Church of the Good Shepherd, to enroll Moses Cole, Martin Hill, and Stephen Webster at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Difficulties in Securing Children at the Rosebud Agency
August 11, 1883 - November 22, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt documents his trip to the Rosebud Agency where he attempted to secure 90 students for the Carlisle Indian School. He notes that after an initial meeting where this was received with much enthusiasm he failed to gather the allotted students due to the work of the Catholic...

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Proposal for New Housing for Disciplinarian
August 18, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides a copy of blueprints for building a small house for the disciplinarian of the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that the house will allow room for additional pupils.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Maps and Diagrams
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Status of the Navajo Agency Following the Death of Manuelito Choni
August 13, 1883 - August 20, 1883

D. M. Riordan, U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Agency, writes to the Richard Henry Pratt on the anger of Manuelito regarding the death of his son. Manuelito asks for all of the Navajo students to be sent back from Carlisle. Riordan states that at a minimum Manuelito's son should be returned....

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Request to Return 43 Students to Their Homes
August 16, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to send 43 pupils to their homes following the expiration of their three year term of enrollment. Pratt notes that the number of students might decrease when he meets with the parents during a visit to the various agencies in order to convince them to keep...

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Request to Return Four Crow Students
August 16, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return four Crow students who had various ailments upon their arrival to Carlisle.

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Transportation of Robert Stewart and Antoinette to Navajo Agency
August 16, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to pay for the expenses of transporting Robert Stewart and Antoinette Williams to the Navajo Agency in order to take positions as teachers.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recruiting Students for the 1883-1884 School Year
August 18, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt discusses the number of students that Carlisle can carry for the upcoming school year in 1883. He declares that the school is currently has around 320 students enrolled and can carry over 400 which he proposes to acquire from traveling West in order to select certain students...

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Proposal to Increase Number of Pueblo Students at Carlisle
August 25, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt notes that he has received a letter from the Superintendent of the Albuquerque School that Carlisle could receive an additional 50 pupils from the Pueblo Agency.

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Request for Authority to Return Manuelito Chiquito
August 25, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return Manuelito Chiquito due to his father's requests as well as another student. Pratt notes that Manuelito Chiquito desires to discuss with his father the benefits of Carlisle and then return. Pratt believes that it is unlikely that he will return but...

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Armstrong Request to Send Twelve Students to Carlisle
August 28, 1883

H. J. Armstrong, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, notes he wants to send twelve students to the Carlisle Indian School but has to wait until his employees return from Little Big Horn.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Death of Gertrude Spotted Tail
September 5, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt reports on the death of Gertrude Spotted Tail while living in Andalusia, Pennsylvania with a Carlisle Indian School teacher during the summer. Pratt also notes the health and death differences between the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agency students.

Pratt concludes with a...

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Delay in Returning Four Crow Students to Their Homes
September 10, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests delaying returning four students from the Crow Nation until the other party comes to Carlisle. He further requests that the return of the students does not come from the School's appropriation.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Ill Students in 1883
September 10, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return a number of students to their homes due to ill health in addition to the students who are being returned due to the expiration of their terms.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Special Estimate of Funds, Third Quarter 1883
September 10, 1883

Special estimate of funds for the third quarter of 1883 amounting to $3,000 for transportation and traveling expenses of pupils returning to their Agencies as well as students being brought to Carlisle.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Allegations of Preventing Catholic Students from Attending Church
September 11, 1883 - September 15, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt responds to allegations from Henry M. Beadle, the editor of the Washington Catholic, that he prevents Catholic students at the Carlisle Indian School from attending the local Catholic Church in Carlisle. Pratt responds by noting his arrangement with Father Hickey regarding...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Clarification on Enrolling Additional Students from the Pueblo Agency
September 15, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt seeks to clarify his earlier letter regarding enrolling additional students from the Pueblo Agency. He writes that he is satisfied with the current allotment of students from the Indian Territory and Dakota but could have additional students due to the success of the outing...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Enrolling Four New Children from Nebraska
September 24, 1883 - October 8, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from S. M. Brosius regarding enrolling four students from Nebraska in addition to Lizzie Gamble.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Carlisle Student Recruitment in the Fall of 1883
October 6, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides an update to the Secretary of the Interior on his recruitment of students for the Carlisle Indian School in the fall of 1883. Pratt notes that he can acquire some students from the Ponca and Nez Perce Agency, the Kiowa Agency, and the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies...

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

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