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William Sweet Medicine Student File

Student file of William (also known as Henry) Sweet Medicine, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on January 4, 1909. No departure date is given. The file contains applications for enrollment, trade/position record cards, medical/physical records, a progress/conduct record,...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William Sweet Medicine Student Information Card

Student information card of William Sweet Medicine, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on January 4, 1909 and departed on May 14, 1912. The file indicates Sweet Medicine was living in Lame Deer, Montana in 1913 and Birney, Montana in 1914.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William Sweet Medicine Student Information Card

Student information card of William Sweet Medicine, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on January 4, 1909 and departed on May 14, 1912.

Note: The student is referred to as William Sweet Medicine and Henry Sweet Medicine.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William Wolf (Komats) Student File

Student file of William Wolf (Komats), a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on January 18, 1896 and departed on July 5, 1898. The file contains a student information card.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William Wolf and Lewis Little Negro, c.1897

Studio portrait of William Wolf (left) and Lewis Little Negro (right). Wolf is wearing a school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
William Wolf Student Information Card

Student information card of William Wolf, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on January 18, 1896 and departed on May 5, 1898.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William Wolf, c.1897

Studio portrait of William Wolf wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Willis Medicine Bull Progress Card

Progress card of Willis Medicine Bull, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on February 28, 1907.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Willis Medicine Bull Student File

Student file of Willis Medicine Bull, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on February 28, 1907 and departed on February 8, 1911. The file contains a progress/conduct card, a medical/physical record, a student information card, and an application for enrollment.

Note:...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Willis Medicine Bull Student Information Card

Student information card of Willis Medicine Bull, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on February 28, 1907 and departed on February 8, 1911.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Young Bull Bear, a visiting chief, with Oscar Bull Bear, and Richard Davis, 1879

Studio portrait of Young Bull Bear, a Cheyenne chief, with students Oscar Bull Bear and Richard Davis. 

Note: Previous interpretation of the handwritten caption on the plate says that Richard Davis was also called Thunderbird, and the date of the photograph is 1879. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Notice of Board to Appraise Property
October 9, 1879

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding a board to appraise property at the Carlisle Barracks. Pratt notes that, because of the visit, he will be unable to meet a group of recruited students in the West, and instead suggests sending teachers Alfred J...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of No Tickets for Recruited Students in Wichita, Kansas
October 17, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt telegrams the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, noting that no tickets were on deposit for recruited Cheyenne and Kiowa students met in Wichita, Kansas. Pratt also notes that the Osage did not receive enough information about the request for students, and that the Pawnee and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recruiting Cheyenne Students for Hampton Institute
October 18, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt telegrams the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, informing him that the Cheyenne agent can supply students to make up the deficiency of students at Hampton, if instructed to send one third boys and two third girls. Pratt notes that these students could be escorted east by Alfred...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Change of Orders for Richard Henry Pratt and Student Supplies Issues
October 28, 1879

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, acknowledging receipt of change orders allowing Pratt to remain in the East at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt also apologizes for troubles during his recent trip to Wichita, and suggests that better planning be made...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on First Party of Children Brought to the Carlisle Indian School
November 13, 1879

Captain Richard Henry Pratt writes to Ezra H. Hayt, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, regarding the first group of Sioux, Ponca, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, Wichita, Seminole, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe children and young adults brought to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt offers a detailed description...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report for the Month of January 1880
January 31, 1880

Two duplicate copies of the monthly report for January, 1880, submitted by the Carlisle Indian Training School to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The report includes a list of employees, a count of students by Nation/Tribe, descriptions of the educational program, and Superintendent Richard Henry...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Additional Student Postage Allowance
March 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests additional money for postage of student letters from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Pratt states that letter-writing increases student moral and supports the school's reputation among their families and tribes.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Pupils Transferred to Lincoln Institute, 1884
January 9, 1884

These materials include a cover letter and Descriptive Statements of Pupils regarding 27 children transferred to the Lincoln Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from the Carlisle Indian School. Those children, from a variety of Nations, had previously been sent to Carlisle. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Pine Ridge Agency, 1885
September 9, 1885

These materials include a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 13 children transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Pine Ridge Agency.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Pupils Discharged to Multiple Agencies, 1888
July 7-11, 1888

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 61 individuals discharged from the Carlisle Indian School and transferred back to their homes in the San Carlos, Laguna, Wallace, Isleta, Quapaw, Eufaula, Omaha, Winnebago, Nez Perce, Crow, Kiowa and Comanche...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Pine Ridge Agency, 1888
December 28, 1888 - January 7, 1889

These materials include a descriptive statement of students regarding 15 individuals sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Pine Ridge Agency of the Dakota Territory.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 4 of 5)
May 31, 1890 - July 11, 1890

A series of twenty-three letters written to Captain Richard H. Pratt in response to a questionnaire sent to former students. The accompanying questionnaire forms are not included.

Transcripts follow each handwritten letter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 1 of 5)
June 2-9, 1890

A series of sixteen letters written to Captain Richard H. Pratt in response to a questionnaire sent to former students. The accompanying questionnaire forms are not included.

Transcripts follow each handwritten letter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 2 of 5)
June 4-13, 1890

A series of fifteen letters written to Captain Richard H. Pratt in response to a questionnaire sent to former students. The accompanying questionnaire forms are not included.

Transcripts follow each handwritten letter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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