Letters/Correspondence

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Request to Sell Mules and Purchase Farm Horses
March 8, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to sell two old mules, transferred from the War Department, and to purchase two farm horses.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Seed Purchase Request
March 8, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to purchase seeds on the open market.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase School Supplies on Open Market
March 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to immediately purchase school supplies on the open market. Pratt notes that these supplies were not provided when requested from the Department, and that a recent increase in pupils necessitates their purchase.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Suggestion to Build Heating Boiler
March 12, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt suggests to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that constructing a boiler for heating would be more efficient and less laborious for students. Pratt suggests that students could be paid as apprentices to construct the building, but that the high cost of the boiler itself may...

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Additional Coal Purchase for First Quarter 1880
March 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the approved expenditure for coal for the first quarter of 1880 did not meet the school's needs. Pratt requests funds to purchase additional coal for the first quarter, and refers to a previous letter on the subject.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Additional Student Postage Allowance
March 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests additional money for postage of student letters from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Pratt states that letter-writing increases student moral and supports the school's reputation among their families and tribes.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds for Kitchen and Laundry Renovations
March 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests funds for the renovation of the mess hall, kitchen, and laundry. Pratt notes that the school's increasing student population necessitates these renovations, and describes which buildings will be added and renovated.

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Request for Funds for Dormitory Furniture
March 16, 1880

Based on a discussion with the Secretary of the Interior and the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Richard Henry Pratt requests funds for the purchase of 110 sets of dormitory furniture on the open market.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Death of Henry Jones
March 19, 1880

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Copy of Descriptive Statement of Pupils from the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency, 1880
April 1, 1880 - June 21, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides a copy of the Description of Party brought to the Carlisle Indian School by A. J. Standing on April 1, 1880.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll 40 Children from the Green Bay Agency
November 8, 1880 - January 14, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from the U. S. Indian Agent at the Green Bay Agency, E. Stephens, writes to Captain Pratt requesting to enroll forty students from his agency from three tribes: the Menominee, Oneida, and Stockbridge. Stephens writes that the progress of the two students...

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Request to Enroll Sac and Fox Student
December 8, 1880

J. Nelson Trask writes to inquire about enrolling a Sac and Fox student he met in Tama, Iowa at Carlisle. Trask notes that Jim has considerable skill as a silversmith and can write in Meskwaki.

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Request from John Ka dah qe go na by to Enroll Daughter
December 27, 1880 - January 1, 1881

U. S. Indian Agent, George W. Lee, of the Mackinac Agency forwards a letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs from John Ka dah qe go na to Richard Henry Pratt requesting a spot at the Carlisle Indian School for his daughter. Lee further states that he has a number of such applications and...

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Request to Return the Bodies of Ernest White Thunder and Maud Swift Bear
December 27, 1880

The parents of Ernest White Thunder and Maud Swift Bear request that their bodies be returned to them in order to have them buried near their homes. They note that while Richard Henry Pratt sent them frequent letters they were not aware that their children were near death and are now unable to...

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Osage Agency Enrolling Students at Carlisle
December 31, 1880

Osage Agency Indian Agent L. J. Miles reports that the Osage School has over fifty girls in attendance and he has secured promises that at least ten pupils would be willing to attend Carlisle. Miles reports that he hopes there is room for them has he hopes they will help convince future students...

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Return Home of High Bear Jr.
January 1, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt reports that the visit of Ponca Chiefs Harry Bear, Standing Eagle, and White Buffalo went well. He also notes that Chief Harry Bear asked that his son be returned home due to his falling ill multiple times at Carlisle. Pratt notes that he approved the return home of the...

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Enrollment of Moqui Pueblo Indians
January 11, 1881

U. S. Indian Agent for the Moqui Pueblo Indian Agency, John H. Sullivan, writes to inform the Indian Affairs Commissioner that he has not procured students for Carlisle or Hampton originally because he believed Rev. Sheldon Jackson lacked authority to request students and then because there is...

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Submission of Plans to Build Hospital at the Carlisle School
January 11, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt submits plans and specifications for building a new Hospital on the grounds of the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he has received multiple estimates for the cost of the building as well as supplies and believes that the use of Indian Apprentices will greatly reduce...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Maps and Diagrams
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Pratt References Letter Regarding Osage Children
January 17, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt references a letter from V. H. Cornman regarding the ease of recruiting Osage pupils for the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Arapaho Children to be Sent to Carlisle
January 19, 1881

E. Ballon writes to the E. M. Marble, the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he was informed of the decision to enroll Arapaho students at Carlisle. He notes that Black Coal was excited at this response and immediately went to gather pupils to send to Carlisle in order to send them by...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Tullahassee Mission, 1881
January 19-20, 1881

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 25 children transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Tullahassee Mission in Muscogee Indian Territory.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Death of Dennis (Strikes First)
January 20, 1881 - January 25, 1881

Carlisle Indian School physician, C. H. Hepburn, reports on the death of Dennis Strikes First due to Typhoid Pneumonia on January 19, 1881. Note: In this record the student is identified as Denis.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Arrival of 25 Creek Students
January 21, 1881

Captain Pratt writes to inform the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has just received notice that 25 Creek students are arriving at the Carlisle Indian School on January 22.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Send Industrial Articles to Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies
January 21, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt notes that when he spoke to American Horse and other Sioux Chiefs in 1880 as they returned home they were promised a light wagon produced at Carlisle. According to Pratt sending the wagons along with some tinware would be a good method to show the work being done by the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Admit Chippewa Students at Carlisle
January 25, 1881 - January 29, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from George W. Lee, the Indian Agent at the Mackinac Agency requesting to send Chippewa students to Carlisle if there is room and what would the terms and conditions be of admission. Pratt notes that the Chippewa are one of the few Nations east of the Rocky...

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

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