Letters/Correspondence

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Approval Sought for Return of Mary to Her Home
May 22, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority for his actions in returning Mary, a member of the Sioux Nation, to her home in Rosebud due to her ill health.

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Inquiry into Enrolling Onondaga Student
June 5, 1882 - June 9, 1882

Julia E. Remington inquires if the Carlisle Indian School has room for a member of the Onondaga Nation. Pratt notes when forwarding the letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that due to limited appropriations the father of the prospective student should be required to pay for travel...

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No Record of Telegram Authorizing Sending Mary Home
June 8, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt notes that his office has no record of receiving a telegram authorizing the return of Mary to her home.

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Osage Children Met at Martinsburg
June 8, 1882 - June 9, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a copy of a telegram that Osage children were going to arrive at Martinsburg on June 8, 1882. Pratt writes that he met the children at Martinsburg and due to the lack of a train back to Carlisle they were forced to stay the night at Martinsburg incurring an...

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Arrangements Made for Transporting Rosebud and Pine Ridge Students
June 9, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt provides notification that he has arranged a special car to bring around 35 students from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Agencies to their homes. He notes that his arrangements bring the students to Chamberlain where he hopes the Agent will have their parents meet them at...

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Request to Have Escort for Sioux Children Returning Home
June 9, 1882

Due to the composition of the returning delegation of Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux students, Richard Henry Pratt, requests that A. C. Fletcher accompany the delegation back to their homes. Fletcher would then be able to bring back the Omaha students she was already set to accompany back to the...

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Long Face Requests Money Appropriated for Educating Two Deceased Daughters
June 20, 1882 - June 28, 1882

Long Face requests the money that was appropriated to educate his two daughters Rose and Mary who were unable to fulfill their three year terms due to ill health and subsequently death.

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Rosebud Agency Prepared to Receive Returned Carlisle Students
June 20, 1882

U.S. Indian Agent for the Rosebud Agency, John Cook, notifies the Indian Affairs Office that he has received the telegram informing him to send the parents of the returned students from Carlisle to Chamberlain, South Dakota to pick up their children.

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Two Crows and La Flesche Request to Visit Carlisle
June 22, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt notes that Two Crows and La Flesche have requested to visit the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt writes that any time is satisfactory for Carlisle that suits Two Crows, La Flesche, and the Office of Indian Affairs.

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Request for Juan de Jesus Paucha to be Sent to Carlisle
June 24, 1882 - July 26, 1882

U.S. Indian Agent, Benjamin M. Thomas inquires of the Indian Affairs Office when a Juan de Jesus Paucha can be sent to Carlisle as his enrollment was promised during a visit of Pueblo to Washington D.C. Richard Henry Pratt notes that it is possible for Paucha to come on his own since the Navajo...

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Request for Enrollment from the Bluejacket Indian Territory
June 26, 1882 - July 10, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from a John M. Watson, a missionary in the Bluejacket Indian Territory asking how to enroll a number of students from that area. Pratt forwarded the letter along with additional information on inquires he has received for enrollment at the Carlisle Indian...

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Request to Send Navajo Student to Bring Back Additional Students
June 26, 1882

A request is made by Richard Henry Pratt to secure traveling expenses for a Navajo Nation Carlisle student to travel back to the Navajo Nation to bring back twenty students for the Carlisle Indian School.

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Baltimore and Ohio RR Rates for Transporting Children
June 29, 1882

Percy Smith of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad provides rates of tickets from Carlisle, Pennsylvania to Wichita, Kansas.

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Recruiting Targets from Various Indian Agencies for Fall 1882
July 12, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt details the number of students he is able to accept from various Indian Agencies including the Rosebud, Pine Ridge, Kiowa and Comanche, Pawnee and Ponca, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho. Pratt provides instructions as to the preferred age and gender composition of the students...

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Hampton Normal School Recruiting Married Omaha Couples
July 19, 1882 - July 22, 1882

Samuel C. Armstrong writes that the Hampton Normal Institute is willing to educate three married Omaha couples along with three girls and one boy as government students if A. C. Fletcher is able to bring them with the Sioux delegation going to the Carlisle Indian School. Richard Henry Pratt...

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Man on the Cloud Requests Spring Wagon Promised to Him
July 19, 1882

Man on the Cloud writes to Richard Henry Pratt regarding a promise that was made to the Cheyenne delegation about providing a spring wagon to each member. Man on the Cloud also makes reference to the returned Cheyenne students from Carlisle and changes happening locally.

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Reply to Office Letter Concerning Omaha Delegation in 1882
July 26, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs concerning a delegation of Omaha students being brought east by A. C. Fletcher.

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Ralph Iron Eagle Feather Discusses Lack of Work at Rosebud
July 28, 1882 - August 11, 1882

Ralph Iron Eagle Feather writes to Richard Henry Pratt discussing how there is now work for returned students at the Rosebud Agency. In Pratt's comments to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs he notes that the Agent at Pine Ridge has but all of the returned students to work and a similar...

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Recommendation to Enroll Juana at Carlisle
July 28, 1882

U.S. Indian Agent for the Kiowa Agency, P. B. Hunt, provides the circumstances of Juana, a member of the Navajo Nation, who was brought to the Kiowa Agency a year prior. Hunt recommends sending to her to Carlisle and then possibly placing her in a home in the east.

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Selection of Children from the Sitting Bull Band for Carlisle
July 28, 1882

Robert Todd Lincoln, Secretary of War, acknowledges the letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that A. C. Fletcher will select ten students from the Sitting Bull being held at Fort Randall with assistance from the Fort's Commanding Officer.

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Recommendation to Enroll Navajo Girl at Kiowa Agency
August 1, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt recommends accepting a proposal of U.S. Indian Agent Hunt at the Kiowa Agency of enrolling a Navajo girl at the Kiowa Agency separate from the Agencies allotment of students.

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Names of Students Brought to Carlisle by Townsend
August 2, 1882

Complying with Indian Office orders, Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of students brought to the Carlisle Indian School by Special Agent E. B. Townsend for the fall of 1882. Students were from the Osage, Kaw, and Nez Perce Nations.

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Request from Alice C. Fletcher on Recruiting Sitting Bull Children
August 3, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has received a letter from Alice C. Fletcher that the military officer in charge of the Sitting Bull prisoners at Fort Randell does not have permission to turn children over to her to take to Carlisle. Fletcher also notes...

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Expenses for Sending Five Navajo Students to Carlisle
August 4, 1882

U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Indian Agency, Galen Eastman, reports that there are five students from the Agency who wish to attend the Carlisle Indian School due to recruiting from a Carlisle student. As a result Eastman requests authority to pay for various expenses related to having them...

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Update on Outing System for Summer of 1882
August 14, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report on the outing system for the Summer of 1882. Pratt notes that he placed 85 students in homes for the Summer and that he was able to secure transportation costs from patrons as well as a salary for the student. Pratt ends by requesting the ability to visit...

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