D. B. Dye, U.S. Indian Agent at the Quapaw Indian Agency, notes that he will comply with an order from the Department of Indian Affairs to meet children in order to accompany them to Carlisle on their travels in Kansas City.
C. M. Semple, the Principal of the Education Department at the Carlisle Indian School provides a report on the teaching methods, educational foundations, and principles guiding the teachers at Carlisle.
D. W. Janowitz, Passenger Agent for the Pennsylvania Route, requests an order for transportation from Washington D.C. to Carlisle for eight passengers in order to allow the Ticket Agent to make his report.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards certificate of receipt from the War Department of two Lipan children.
Richard Henry Pratt seeks authorization for his actions in allowing Lincoln to return with his father due to his health and covering the expense of the return trip.
Augustus Brosius, U.S. Indian Agent at the Great Nemaha Agency, informs Richard Henry Pratt that a group of Iowa Nation people led by Chief Kihega will be visiting Washington to decide whether to remain in Nebraska. Kihega wishes his son who is at Carlisle to accompany the delegation in order to...
Charles Hatton, U.S. Indian Agent, seeks authority to cover the additional fare incurred by the return of Lincoln from Carlisle along with the Arapaho Chiefs.
Blue Horse writes to Richard Henry Pratt regarding his son who is studying at the school and inquiring about a one horse buggy. Blue Horse states that his son can be sent home when he is skillful enough to carry out the trade he is learning.
American Horse asks Richard Henry Pratt if he may come to Carlisle to visit his children attending the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he believes American Horse coming to Carlisle would help keep his children in school for another two years and he...
Thomas J. Jordan, U.S. Indian Agent at the Ponca Agency inquires about enrolling James Porter at the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt seeks the authority to return home Horace, Rufus, Morgan, and Austin due to poor health from consumption and scrofula.
Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Department of Indian Affairs letter concerning the failure to return sick children back to their homes before their deaths. Pratt details two cases where students were too ill to be sent back to their homes. He further states that the initial students from the...
Richard Henry Pratt inquires about a request from Chief Kihega through U.S. Indian Agent Brosius about sending two Carlisle students, Charles Kihega and Ellwood Dorian, to Washington to serve as counsel for Chief Kihega.
Richard Henry Pratt requests action on an earlier letter requesting permission to return four students home to the Pine Ridge Agency due to ill health.
Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return Mary, a member of the Sioux Nation, home to the Pine Ridge Agency due to ill health along with the party previously mentioned.
J. M. Haworth documents the visit of the Iowa Chiefs to Carlisle. He notes that he brought many of the students to Carlisle a few years earlier and comments on the many differences in the students over the course of their time at Carlisle.
Two Strike requests permission to visit his son at the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt requests a reduction in various rations in order to purchase additional cows for providing a greater milk supply to students. Pratt cites a visit from Dr. Cornelius Rea Agnew and his recommendation that for a healthy student body students be allowed to drink as much milk as...
Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to send Irvine, a member of the Comanche Nation, home due to poor health. Pratt notes that Na as toe and Big Man are leaving for their Agency soon and can accompany Irvine home.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a request from Wichita Chief Na has toe and Big Man for a set of spring wagon and harness. Pratt documents his history working with Na has toe during his Army experience and recommends fulfilling the request.
Special Agent E. B. Townsend recommends that Indian Agent L. J. Miles direct the group of Osage and Kaw children to be sent to Carlisle be sent to a station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad in order to allow them to leave from Muskogee rather than Arkansas City in order to save costs.
The father of Moses Nonway requests that his son be returned to his home in order to help him on his farm due to his poor health. Richard Henry Pratt believes that the request should be approved and sent home along with Charles Somains with U.S. Indian Agent E. Stephens.
Chris Burns inquires about sending his three children to Carlisle to be educated. Richard Henry Pratt forwarded the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with instructions on establishing precedent in such cases. Pratt proposes that white fathers pay some expenses towards the education of their...
Lieutenant General R. H. Sheridan writes that 21 Navajo women and children have been taken prisoner and are being held at Fort Wingate. He notes that General Pope proposes sending the children to the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt writes that the initial delegation of students from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Agencies terms of enrollment are set to expire and authorization for funds to return them. Pratt notes that many of the students wish to remain but that their parents desire them to return home. He...