Atkins, John D. C.

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Bureau of Indian Affairs Endorses Plan to Donate Exhibit to French
June 5, 1885

John D. C. Atkins, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, refers to the letter from Richard Henry Pratt regarding donating parts or the whole of the Carlisle Indian School exhibit at the Government Exhibition in New Orleans to the French Government in a letter to the Secretary of the Interior.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dennison Wheelock Letter to Commissioner of Indian Affairs
January 9, 1886

Oneida student Dennison Wheelock writes to John D. C. Atkins, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, about his desire to return home. He says that he would prefer to attend a school for white students there rather than remain at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Two Strike Request to Visit Washington D.C. and Carlisle
January 12, 1886

Two Strike requests to visit Washington D. C. with four other chiefs from the Sioux Agencies along with an interpreter. In addition to visiting Washington D. C. they hope to visit their children at Carlisle.

John Oberly writes that if given permission to visit Washington the group should...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Assistance in Constructing School on Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency
September 9, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt requests assistance for Rev. S. S. Harry in constructing a school building for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency. In doing so he would have the children of the Agency in school for the winter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Arrives Back at Carlisle with 62 Students from Fort Marion
April 30, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt informs the John D. C. Atkins, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, that he has arrived back at Carlisle with 62 members of the Chiricahua band from Fort Marion. He ends by noting that he hopes the Atkins will now visit the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Reports on State of Indian School Education to Interior Secretary
July 16, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from Lucius Q. C. Lamar, Secretary of the Interior, with information about two Nez Perce students, Luke Phillips and Samuel Johns, who became ill during their second term of enrollment. Pratt notes that he believes in many cases it is better to retain...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of T. S. Childs of the Hampton Institute Submitted to Interior Department
November 29, 1887 - January 17, 1888

A. B. Upshaw, the Acting Commissioner of the Office of Indian Affairs, appoints Rev. T. S. Childs to investigate complaints made against the Hampton Institute Indian Department.

The report was then submitted to the Secretary of the Interior.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for a New School Building
February 15, 1888 - February 16, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests that Congress provide an appropriation for building a new school building through the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt notes that the school can accommodate 600 students except for its school rooms which are overcrowded at 440 students. He provides the history of the...

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