Letters/Correspondence

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Descriptive Statement of Pupils Discharged to Multiple Agencies, 1888
July 7-11, 1888

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 61 individuals discharged from the Carlisle Indian School and transferred back to their homes in the San Carlos, Laguna, Wallace, Isleta, Quapaw, Eufaula, Omaha, Winnebago, Nez Perce, Crow, Kiowa and Comanche...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, First Quarter 1888
July 9, 1888

Estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1888 amounting to $13,183.62 for support of the school and for transportation of Indian children. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $8,095.00 for regular employee pay. 

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Response to Office Letter on the Return of Three Students
July 19, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the return of Hartley Ridge Bear and Harry Raven. Pratt further notes that the ticket for Henry Outa to return to Purcell, Oklahoma was not used due to Outa being too weak to travel when the authorization was received...

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Pratt Suggestions for Improving Student Recruitment for Training Schools
July 24, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter providing authority to transport to Wallace Charging Shield and Perry Laravie while also suggesting they serve as escort for other students. Pratt then states that he does not believe individuals in Agencies are currently capable...

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Student Recruitment in Western Agencies for Summer 1888
July 25, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to send school physician, Obadiah G. Given, to various agencies in the West to recruit 50 to 75 students. Pratt asks for latitude in recruiting students and arranging their transportation rather than having to request specific tickets from each Agency.

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August 2, 1888

Wilson Elm requests the return of his ward Margaret Thomas, a student at the Carlisle Indian School, who is on outing in Colora, Maryland. Elm states that Thomas wishes to return home due to her health.

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Request of Charles Chickeny to Reenroll at the Carlisle Indian School
August 6, 1888 - September 3, 1888

Alfred John Standing forwards a request from Charles Mat Chickeny (here Charles Chickeny) to reenroll at the Carlisle Indian School with his cousin Peter Kewa-ta-wa-py. Standing indicates that he would approve of Chickeny's request as an individual or perhaps as part of a small party of students...

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Response to Request for Return of Angelia Baird
August 21, 1888

Alfred John Standing replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the request of Cornelius and Margaret Baird for the return of their daughter Angelia from the Carlisle Indian School. Standing forwards a statement from Obadiah G. Given that he visited the Baird's in Oneida, Wisconsin...

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Special Estimate of Funds, First Quarter 1889
August 27, 1888

Special etimate of funds for the first quarter of 1889 amounting to $9,007.41 for support of school.

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Wrap for Telegraph Regarding Difficulties in Securing Students
August 30, 1888

Wrap for telegraph from Richard Henry Pratt in which he he describes difficulties in securing pupils, asks authority from the Office of Indian Affairs authority for 150 students, and opportunity to answer adverse allegations.

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Pratt Responds to Office Dispatch Regarding Transportation for Students
August 31, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt replies to the Office of Indian Affairs that the Office has instructed Alfred John Standing to telegraph the Office for transportation only as he finds pupils to come to Carlisle.

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Transportation of Students from Purcell, IT to Carlisle
September 7, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Office of Indian Affairs that he has received a telegram from Joshua H. Given stating that Given was waiting for transportation for himself and a party of students to be enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that Given did not provide an exact...

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Acknowledgement of Authority to Cover Expenses in Bringing Students to Carlisle
September 12, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges Office of Indian Affairs authority covering him in the incidental expenses incurred in the transportation in bringing students to Carlisle.

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Given Sent to Indian Territory to Recruit Students
September 12, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt that in accordance with Office of Indian Affairs authority he has sent Obadiah G. Given to Indian Territory to secure students. Pratt notes that he has instructed Given to telegraph the Office directly with the number of tickets needed in order to secure transportation back...

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Capacity of the Carlisle Indian School in 1888
September 21, 1888

Alfred John Standing follows up on a conversation he had in Washington D.C. with A. B. Upshaw, Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, that the Carlisle Indian School has a capacity for 650 students. Its current enrollment is 538 students.

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Joshua Given Informs Office of Transporting Students to Carlisle
September 21, 1888

Joshua H. Given informs the the Office of Indian Affairs that nine boys and two girls will start for Carlisle from Purcell, Indian Territory under his charge.

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Letters of Introduction for Edward Wilson
October 1, 1888 - October 30, 1888

Letters of introduction for Edward F. Wilson the principal of two homes for the education and industrial training of Indian children at Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada. One of the letters is from Richard Henry Pratt who notes that he has known Wilson personally for two years and that he...

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Sioux Commission Authorization for Travel to Washington D.C.
October 3, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt, head of the Sioux Commission, informs the Secretary Interior that Agents should be notified they are authorized to bring themselves, interpreters, and Indians to Washington D.C. The Sioux Commission will pay for transportation.

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Request to Add Sac and Fox and Quapaw Agencies to Authorization
October 8, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has received letters from Quapaw Agency and the Sac and Fox Agency that they would like to attend the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt asks if the Office can add these two points to their authority of September 8, 1888.

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Special Estimate of Funds, Second Quarter 1888
October 9, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form for $17,999.50 for completion of two-story building under contract with Andrew Wetzel. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, Second Quarter 1889
October 22, 1888

Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1889 amounting to $11,090.35 for support of the school and stock cattle. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $7,810.00 for regular employee pay. 

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Send William Campbell to Crow and Sioux Agencies
October 23, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt notes that with the completion of the new school building the Carlisle Indian School can accommodate 500 students on its campus. He further indicates that 189 students are currently on outing with only a few in any one district school allowing them to speak English on a more...

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Request for Tickets for Students to Travel to Carlisle
October 26, 1888

Obadiah G. Given, Carlisle Indian School physician, requests tickets for students to travel from Red Fork, Indian Territory and Seneca, Missouri to the Carlisle Indian School.

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Request to Return Lucinda Hill and Rhoda Red Wolf
October 27, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt notes that his acting school physician has recommended sending Lucinda Hill and Rhoda Red Wolf home due to incipient consumption. Pratt notes that both students are able to travel to their homes in De Pere, Wisconsin and Oklahoma on their own.

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Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Quapaw Agency, 1888
October 31 - November 7, 1888

These materials include a cover letter and descriptive statement of students regarding 17 individuals sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Quapaw Agency.

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

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