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Recruitment Report from Rosebud and Pine Ridge Sioux Agency
October 2, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt, in the Yankton Agency, to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs informing him that 47 boys and 17 girls from Rosebud as well as 12 boys and 6 girls from Pine Ridge have been recruited. Pratt notes that these children will be escorted east to the Hampton Institute...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Arrival of Sioux and Menominee Students for Hampton Institute
November 6, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt noting the arrival of Sisseton, Standing Rock, and Cheyenne River Sioux children, Green Bay Menominee children, and Chief Little Noheart at Carlisle. Pratt requests whether these children should be sent to the Hampton Institute.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Retaining Sisseton Sioux and Menominee Students at Carlisle
November 7, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt that, at the request of Hampton Institute director General Samuel Armstrong, six Sisseton Sioux children and two Menominee boys from Green Bay, Wisconsin will be retained at Carlisle. Their addition increases the school's...

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
Expression Against Screening Student Mail
December 19, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, responding to a forwarded letter from Major Pollock of the Rosebud Agency. Pratt argues against screening students' letters home, suggesting that it would harm the government's relationship with their parents and chiefs....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Beef Consumed by Rosebud Delegation
January 10, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt reports that the Rosebud delegation that visited Carlisle consumed 1103 pounds of beef during their visit.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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, 1887
June 27-28, 1887

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding three students discharged from the Carlisle Indian School and transferred back to their homes at the Green Bay, Rosebud, and Pine Ridge Agencies.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Green Bay Agency and Transferred to Pine Ridge Agency, 1888
April 9-11, 1888

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 4 individuals transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Green Bay Agency, and 4 individuals discharged from Carlisle and transferred back to their homes in the Pine Ridge Agency due to sickness. A...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, 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
Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 3 of 5)
June 8-29, 1890

A series of twenty nine 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 5 of 5)
June 20, 1890 - July 21, 1890

A series of nineteen 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
Descriptive Statements of Pupils from Pine Ridge Agency, 1891
February 16, 1891

These materials include two descriptive statements of students regarding 9 girls and 8 boys sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Pine Ridge Agency.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Pine Ridge Agency, 1891
June 12-20, 1891

These materials include telegrams and a descriptive statement of students regarding 3 individuals sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Pine Ridge Agency of South Dakota. The telegrams indicate that Carlisle's superintendent, Richard Henry Pratt, travelled to Pine Ridge to select students...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Pine Ridge Agency, February 1892
February 25, 1892

These materials include a descriptive statement of students for 10 individuals transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Pine Ridge Agency in South Dakota.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Pine Ridge Agency, November 1892
November 4, 1892

These materials include a descriptive statement of pupils for 14 individuals transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Pine Ridge Agency of South Dakota.

Note: A duplicate of this statement was also submitted to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and is posted.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Santee Agency, 1896
September 10, 1896

These materials include a descriptive statement of pupils regarding 10 individuals sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Santee Agency.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
1897 Commencement Program
March 11, 1897

The commencement program for the Eighteenth Anniversary and Ninth Graduating Exercises of the Indian Industrial School at Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  The program includes a schedule of events as well as a photograph of the graduating class of 1897.

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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