Letters/Correspondence

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Iowa Chiefs Visit to Washington D.C.
February 24, 1882 - March 27, 1882

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...

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Hatton Seeks Authority to Cover Lincoln's Return Fare
March 7, 1882

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.

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Blue Horse Discusses His Son and One Horse Buggy
March 16, 1882 - March 22, 1882

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.

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American Horse Requests Permission to Visit Carlisle
March 17, 1882 - March 28, 1882

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...

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Inquiry into Enrolling James Porter at Carlisle
March 18, 1882

Thomas J. Jordan, U.S. Indian Agent at the Ponca Agency inquires about enrolling James Porter at the Carlisle Indian School.

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Request to Return Home Four Pine Ridge Students
March 21, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt seeks the authority to return home Horace, Rufus, Morgan, and Austin due to poor health from consumption and scrofula.

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Pratt Policy of Returning Sick Children
March 24, 1882

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...

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Request to for Charles Kihega and Ellwood Dorian
March 27, 1882

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.

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Permission Sought to Return Sick Children Home in April 1882
April 5, 1882

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.

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Request to Return Mary Home
April 4, 1882

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.

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Haworth Documents Visit to Carlisle of Iowa Chiefs
April 10, 1882

J. M. Haworth documents the visit of the Iowa Chiefs visit 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 brought about over the course of their education.

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Two Strike Requests Permission to Visit Carlisle
April 10, 1882

Two Strike requests permission to visit his son at the Carlisle Indian School.

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Increase in Cow Herd and Reduction in Rations
April 11, 1882

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...

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Request to Send Irvine Home
April 17, 1882

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.

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Request for Spring Wagon and Harness
April 19, 1882

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.

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Suggestion for Transportation of Osage and Kaw Children to Carlisle
April 25, 1882

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.

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Request for Moses Nonway to be Sent Home
May 10, 1882

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.

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Chris Burns Seeks Information on Educating Children at Carlisle
May 16, 1882

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...

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Proposal to Send Navajo POW Children to Carlisle
May 17, 1882

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.

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Return Home of Initial Delegation of Rosebud and Pine Ridge Students
May 17, 1882

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...

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Return Home of Students from Various Agencies in 1882
May 17, 1882 - June 8, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt refers to his previous letter informing the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that only twenty-five students will stay on at Carlisle. As a result Pratt seeks approval for the expense of returning the remaining students to their homes in the current fiscal year.

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Standing Bear Visit to Carlisle and Remarks on Returning Children
May 17, 1882 - May 19, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Standing Bear after his arrival at the Carlisle Indian School. In the letter Pratt notes that Standing Bear believes that the school should return the children for the summer but that many of the younger ones are likely to back in the fall. He also...

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Terms of Enrollment Set to Expire for Initial Delegations
May 17, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt writes that the terms of enrollment for students from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency; the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency; the Sisseton Agency; the Pawnee Agency; the Ponca Agency; and the Green Bay Agency.

Pratt notes that half of the students whose terms are set...

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Carlisle Able to Receive 175 New Students in Fall of 1882
May 19, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt notes that with the upcoming return of 86 students to their homes the school will be able to accommodate 175 new students in the fall. Pratt notes that there are already 20 students from the Osage Nation and 25 from the Omaha Nation. He believes that many the remaining...

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Potential Student Recruitment at Rosebud and Pine Ridge in 1882
May 20, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt comments on a letter he has received from A. C. Fletcher regarding student recruitment in the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies. Fletcher recommends taking more students from Pine Ridge due to the actions of U.S. Indian Agent V. T. McGillycuddy allowing returned students to...

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