Fletcher, A. C.

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The School News (Vol. 3, No. 12)
May 1883

Page one reprinted Van Horn's letter to friend, in which he described his train ride into Trenton, New Jersey, and a drunken old man who disturbed him on the ride.  Howard Chawhip also retold a story of an old drunkard who only went to church to hear the singing, but later became a good man...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Interior Department Instructs Pratt to Not Travel West
August 26, 1882 - September 1, 1882

Acting Secretary of the Interior, M. L. Joslyn, instructs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to stop Richard Henry Pratt from traveling West as had written previously. Pratt had desired to go West in order to bring back Sioux students from various agencies as well as a group of Navajo students...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Parents from Sitting Bull Band at Fort Randall Unwilling to Send Children to Carlisle
August 27, 1882 - September 23, 1882

Correspondence regarding the enrollment of children from the Sitting Bull band of Sioux being held as prisoners at Fort Randall. The officer in charge of Fort Randall indicates that the parents of the eligible parents do not wish to see their children to be enrolled at Carlisle. Pratt notes that...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Alice Fletcher Requests Enrollment of Omaha Students
September 19, 1882

Alice C. Fletcher indicates that she has five Omaha pupils in her charge and desires that they be given permission to attend the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Alice Fletcher Indicates She Has Raised Funds for Education of Omaha Students
October 25, 1882 - October 26, 1882

Alice C. Fletcher requests permission to enroll six Omaha students at the Carlisle Indian School. Fletcher recounts she had been fundraising to secure funds for their education and had nearly succeeded.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Winnebago Children at Carlisle and Hampton
October 15, 1883

Alice C. Fletcher asks for permission to send Winnebago children to be educated at the Carlisle Indian School and the Hampton Institute.

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