Letters/Correspondence

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Notice of Fundraising Trip to Philadelphia
April 18, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt provides notice to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he is going on a trip to Philadelphia in order to raise awareness of the Carlisle Indian School. In doing so, he hopes to raise $2500 in order to build an addition onto the Girls Quarters to allow for a sitting room...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Open Indian School in New York
April 18-23, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter he received from Dr. H. Caruthers of Tarrytown, New York who is requesting the permission of the Secretary of the Interior to start a small school dedicated to educating Indian pupils. Pratt and Caruthers note that they met when Pratt was in St. Augustine,...

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Report on the Deaths of Three Students
April 22 - May 4, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the reports of school physician C. H. Hepburn on the deaths of Dora (Her Pipe), Rose (Red Rose), and Albert. Hepburn provides details on the treatment and condition of each student as well as their illnesses including measles, Bronchopneumonia or Bronchitis, and...

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Notice of Scarlett Fever Outbreak at Carlisle Indian School
May 2, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt reports that a Scarlett Fever outbreak as occurred at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that there has been an outbreak in the borough of Carlisle for the past three months during which he has instituted a quarantine for the last two months including removing his...

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Request to Send William Young Home
May 2, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt writes to seek the authority to send William Young, a member of the Nez Perce Nation, home before the expiration of his term due to illness.

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Clarification on Signing Receipts for Rental Payment
May 5, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks clarification on the need for Richard Parker to sign for the receipts paid for the rent of the Parker farm for himself as well as an attorney for the other heirs. Pratt believes this is unnecessary but wants to avoid figure hassles by seeking instructions from the...

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Report on the Deaths of Edward Upright and Giles
May 6-9, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the report of the Carlisle School physician C. H. Hepburn on the deaths of Edward Upright and Giles. Hepburn notes the cause of death resulting from scarlet fever as well as pneumonia while recovering from measles.

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Request to Return Three Former Florida Prisoners Home
May 9, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt writes to seek authority to pay to send home three former prisoners who remained east for their education. The sponsor of Paul Zotom and David Oakerhater had them trained in agriculture as well as being ordained as deacons in the Episcopal Church while studying in Paris Hill...

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List of Positions and Salaries for Fiscal Year 1882
May 11, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt sends a list of positions and salaries for the 1882 fiscal year. The list includes clerks, farmers, teachers, matrons, various superintendents, band leader, various industrial teachers, cooks, disciplinarians, a teamster, chaplain, nurse, and an individual to be in charge of...

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Request to Enroll John Leecy
May 16, 1881 - May 20, 1881

J. M. Howard writes to Richard Henry Pratt seeking to enroll John Leecy of the White Earth Agency at Carlisle. Howard provides a recommendation for Leecy along with the Agent at White Earth Agency and notes that Leecy would be able to pay his way to Carlisle.

Upon forwarding the letter to...

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Cook Requests to Visit Carlisle School
May 23, 1881

John Cook, a U.S. Indian Agent writes on behalf of Cook, a member of the Sioux Nation, to visit the Carlisle Indian School at his own expense.

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Initial Proposal for Local Outing Program
May 23, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt outlines a proposal for sending students from the Carlisle Indian School to local families in the Cumberland Valley and Bucks County. Pratt justifies the program by noting that any cost will be offset by savings in food as families will be required to board the students. He...

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Letters Sent to Pratt from the Rosebud Agency Regarding Return of Children
May 23 - June 8, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs two letters he received from the Rosebud Agency. One concerns the deaths of Rosebud students while at Carlisle and the desire of the Rosebud Sioux Chiefs to educate their children closer to home. The second from Black Crow...

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Sioux Chiefs Protest Deaths of their Children and Ask for Local School
May 23, 1881

A Council of Sioux Chiefs including Spotted Tail, Two Strike, White Thunder, and Swift Bear from the Rosebud Agency writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to protest the deaths of their children at Carlisle and asks for a local school in order to educate their children along with teachers...

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Sioux Chiefs Protest Deaths of their Children and Ask for Local School
May 23, 1881

A Council of Sioux Chiefs including Spotted Tail, Two Strike, White Thunder, and Swift Bear from the Rosebud Agency writes to the Secretary of the Interior to protest the deaths of their children at Carlisle and asks for a local school in order to educate their children along with teachers. U.S...

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Sioux Chiefs Protest Deaths of their Children and Ask President Garfield for Local School
May 23, 1881

A Council of Sioux Chiefs including Spotted Tail, Two Strike, White Thunder, and Swift Bear from the Rosebud Agency writes to President James A. Garfield to protest the deaths of their children at Carlisle and asks for a local school in order to educate their children along with teachers. U.S....

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Request to Return Tsaitkopeta Home
May 30, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the former Kiowa prisoner Tsaitkopeta who has been living in Tarrytown, New York with Dr. H. Caruthers wishes to return home to the Kiowa and Comanche Agency. Pratt notes that he is entitled to have the government pay this...

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Cook Writes to his Daughter Grace at Carlisle
June 1, 1881 - June 20, 1881

Cook, a member of the Sioux Nation, writes to his daughter Grace at the Carlisle Indian School. He writes that others in the Rosebud Agency are attempting to have their children returned from Carlisle but he does not think they will succeed. If they do though he would like Grace to return...

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Enrollment Status of William Snake and Fred Smith
June 2, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt provides an update on the enrollment status of William Snake and Fred Smith. Pratt notes that William Snake and White Rabbit are the same individual. He also writes that the money for the two students would be better served if invested in cattle or another area rather than...

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Request Telegraph Authority to Return Eight Sick Students Home
June 7, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to return eight students home due to their health resulting from the measles and scarlet fever outbreaks. To allow them to travel more comfortably Pratt requests a response via telegraph in order to send them on a through car to Kansas City.

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Notification of Change in Nation Enrollment Status of Three Students
June 20, 1881 - June 27, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Isaiah Lightner, U.S. Indian Agent at the Santee Agency, regarding the enrollment of William Snake, White Rabbit, and White Mouse as members of the Ponca Nation by Standing Bear. As a result of the enrollment they are entitled to a payment being...

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Special Estimate of Funds, Second Quarter 1881
June 20, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form for $1,610.80 for travel expenses and pay of irregular employees. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds, Third Quarter 1881
June 25, 1881

Estimate of funds for the third quarter of 1881 amounting to $13,959.81 for areas covering subsistence, pay of employees, clothing, the farm, supplies, contingencies, and special allowance.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Black Bear Requests Son Visit Him in Washington D.C.
July 4, 1881 - July 18, 1881

Black Bear writes to Richard Henry Pratt asking for him to write to the Department of Indian Affairs to allow his son Paul Black Bear to visit him during his trip to Washington D.C. Black Bear notes that he has not been allowed permission to visit Carlisle and he was also the first Head Man to...

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Blue Teeth Desires to be Included in Sioux Delegation
July 23, 1881 - August 5, 1881

Blue Teeth writes to Richard Henry Pratt seeking his help in order to be included in Spotted Tail's delegation. Blue Teeth writes that he would like to go east in order to get a set of false teeth as well as visiting his children at Carlisle.

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