Letters/Correspondence

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Examination of Newly Arrived Creek Students
January 26, 1881 - January 27, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a report on the health of the newly arrived Creek students from the school physician C. H. Hepburn. Hepburn indicates four students who have been physically affected by illness and comments on the age of the children as compared to the age they provided. Pratt...

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Objection to Present Composition of Arriving Students
January 28, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt objects to the gender imbalance among two incoming student groups from L. J. Miles and from the Northern Arapaho. He notes that the work details of the school are divided among the sexes and depends on an equal number of girls and boys to be fair. The current makeup of the...

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Request to Recruit an Equal Number of Girls
January 28, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt requests from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that both L. J. Miles and E. Ballon should bring as many girls as boys to Carlisle otherwise they should not come. He notes that there are at present proportionately too many male students at Carlisle.

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Agent Response to Enrolling Sac and Fox Student at Carlisle
January 29, 1881

George L. Davenport, the Indian Agent at the Sac and Fox Agency in Tama, Iowa, notes that ex-Agent Trask's recommendation to enroll Jim Poweshiek at Carlisle is inadvisable. Davenport notes that Jim is 26 years old with a wife and child and can write in English and has no intention of going away...

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Permission to Return Two Sioux Students Home
January 29, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt recommends returning two students from the Sioux Nation. The first is Lawrence due to ill health and the second is Philip Good Voice due to a request from his father and his current home sickness which may lead to poor health in the future.

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Transportation of Cheyenne Students to Carlisle
January 31, 1881

L. J. Miles, the Indian Agent at the Osage Agency, requests that if convenient when he accompanies Cheyenne children to Carlisle that the leave from Arkansas City and go through Chicago.

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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.

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Physicians Report on Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Pueblo Students
February 9, 1881 - February 17, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a report from the Carlisle School physician C. H. Hepburn on the health of students recently arrived from the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Pueblo Nations to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

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Request for Information on Carlisle from Toronto
February 9, 1881 - February 16, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a copy of a letter from Archibald Young - writing from Toronto, Canada - who is seeking information on the Carlisle Indian School as he is thinking of instituting a school on a similar basis. Pratt asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to send the last Annual...

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Advertising in Local Papers for Supplies
February 10, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt notes that the Carlisle Herald and Valley Sentinel of Carlisle have the two largest circulations of the local papers and would be the best to advertise for material costs. He provides estimates for lumber; masonry excavation of plastering; hardware; roofing tin and spouting;...

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Request to Hire a Clerk and Teacher
February 10, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt requests the authority to hire an office clerk at forty dollars a month. This is in addition to a request to hire a teacher at forty-five dollars a month due to the arrival of sixteen Cheyenne and Arapaho students who attend school at night after their days are spent working...

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Request to Enroll Joseph Martin and Moses White
February 12, 1881

U.S. Indian Agent for the La Pointe Agency, S. E. Mahan, writes that both Joseph Martin and Moses White are healthy and would meet the requirements for admission to the Carlisle School.

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Clarification Sought on Sending Children Home Early
February 15, 1881 - March 2, 1881

W. J. Cleveland writes to Richard Henry Pratt seeking clarification on the government's policy in regards to sending children home prior to their term of enrollment ending. Cleveland writes that since Spotted Tail was given permission to pay the expenses in returning his children home others...

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Immediate Need to Send Home Lawrence
February 15, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt notes that their is an immediate need to return home Lawrence due to a decline in his health. If their proposed escort can not leave soon then Pratt advises having a conductor accompany Lawrence and Philip Good Voice. However, he needs authority to pay the expense.

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Ballan Seeks to Increase Number of Students Sent to Carlisle
February 17, 1881

E. Ballan writes to add additional students to the party to be sent to Carlisle. He writes that an interpreter would like to send his son along with another from the Shoshone Nation and had previously received permission from the Indian Agent. In addition, one father will only send his daughter...

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Estimate of Funds, First Quarter 1881
February 19, 1881

Estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1881 amounting to $3,397.37 for areas covering supplies, the farm, shops, clothing, funding expenses, and contingencies.

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Pratt Requests Additional Funds to Purchase Food for Ill Children
February 19, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks additional funding to purchase food to meet the requirements outlined by the school surgeon for ill children including butter, milk, and eggs.

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Pratt Seeks Funds for Traveling Expenses to Return Students Home
February 19, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks an additional $300 for returning students to their homes in Indian Territory. He notes that fulfilling the obligations already authorized by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs would exhaust his current funding.

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Request to Increase Clothing Budget
February 19, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks to increase the clothing budget of the Carlisle School by $500 due to additional students arriving in the current quarter.

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Indian Office Arrange Transportation for Return of Sioux Students
February 24, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt suggests that the Indian Office arrange transportation for Lawrence and Philip Good Voice to return home under the care of Dr. Faulkner. He notes that he has not been provided orders Sioux City and Pacific Rail Road which is subsidized.

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Pratt Requests Authority to Send Dora Brave Bull Home
February 25, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to send Dora home to the Rosebud Agency with Dr. Faulkner.

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Physicians Report on Newly Arrived Osage Students
February 28, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the report of school physican C. H. Hepburn on the health of the newly arrived students from the Osage Nation. Pratt notes that the students are quite satisfactory with the exception that are too few girls.

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Proceedings of the Arapaho Council of Chiefs
February 28, 1881

James Patten, a former U.S. Indian Agent, records the Arapaho Council of Chiefs meeting on the occasion of them sending their children to the Carlisle School. Chief Sharp Nose noted that he looked forward to be granted permission to visit his son at Carlisle a sentiment echoed by Chief Little...

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Authorization Sought for Sending Additional Osage Pupil
March 7, 1881

L. J. Miles, the Indian Agent at the Osage Agency, seeks authorization to allow the expense of sending an additional pupil to Carlisle in his accounts.

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Physicians Report on Newly Arrived Students from the Shoshone Agency
March 14, 1881

C. H. Hepburn, the Carlisle School Physican, reports on the general good health of the newly arrived students from the Shoshone Agency in the Wyoming Territory. He notes one student has scarring associated with scrofula but has no current enlarged lymph nodes and is presently healthy.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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