Miles, L. J.

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Osage Agency Enrolling Students at Carlisle
December 31, 1880

Osage Agency Indian Agent L. J. Miles reports that the Osage School has over fifty girls in attendance and he has secured promises that at least ten pupils would be willing to attend Carlisle. Miles reports that he hopes there is room for them has he hopes they will help convince future students...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Objection to Present Composition of Arriving Students
January 28, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt objects to the gender imbalance among two incoming student groups from L. J. Miles and from the Northern Arapaho. He notes that the work details of the school are divided among the sexes and depends on an equal number of girls and boys to be fair. The current makeup of the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Recruit an Equal Number of Girls
January 28, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt requests from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that both L. J. Miles and E. Ballon should bring as many girls as boys to Carlisle otherwise they should not come. He notes that there are at present proportionately too many male students at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transportation of Cheyenne Students to Carlisle
January 31, 1881

L. J. Miles, the Indian Agent at the Osage Agency, requests that if convenient when he accompanies Cheyenne children to Carlisle that the leave from Arkansas City and go through Chicago.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Authorization Sought for Sending Additional Osage Pupil
March 7, 1881

L. J. Miles, the Indian Agent at the Osage Agency, seeks authorization to allow the expense of sending an additional pupil to Carlisle in his accounts.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Notice of Sending Curtis and Roman Nose Home
March 24, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has sent Curtis home with Roman Nose as a guardian rather than wait for Bear's Heart to accompany the student home due to Curtis' health. Roman Nose was requested to return home by the Indian Agent L. J. Miles.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Return Three Former Florida Prisoners Home
May 9, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt writes to seek authority to pay to send home three former prisoners who remained east for their education. The sponsor of Paul Zotom and David Oakerhater had them trained in agriculture as well as being ordained as deacons in the Episcopal Church while studying in Paris Hill...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request Telegraph Authority to Return Eight Sick Students Home
June 7, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to return eight students home due to their health resulting from the measles and scarlet fever outbreaks. To allow them to travel more comfortably Pratt requests a response via telegraph in order to send them on a through car to Kansas City.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transmission of Osage Petition to Send Children to School
January 4, 1882

L. J. Miles, U.S. Indian Agent at the Osage Agency, sends a petition from the Osage Council to send their children to school. In particular Chief Josephs children and some other boys are to be sent to the Osage Mission School. Miles also notes that he believes he can find up to twenty students...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Pratt Policy of Returning Sick Children
March 24, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Department of Indian Affairs letter concerning the failure to return sick children back to their homes before their deaths. Pratt details two cases where students were too ill to be sent back to their homes. He further states that the initial students from the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Carlisle Able to Receive 175 New Students in Fall of 1882
May 19, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt notes that with the upcoming return of 86 students to their homes the school will be able to accommodate 175 new students in the fall. Pratt notes that there are already 20 students from the Osage Nation and 25 from the Omaha Nation. He believes that many the remaining...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Carlisle Built Wagons for Big Horse and Wolf Face
June 5, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Indian Affairs Office that he has received word regarding a wagon the school is selling to Big Horse. Big Horse asks if the government will pay for the transportation of the wagon which Pratt recommends. Pratt also notes that Wolf Face has asking for a wagon and...

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Carlisle Student Recruitment in the Fall of 1883
October 6, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides an update to the Secretary of the Interior on his recruitment of students for the Carlisle Indian School in the fall of 1883. Pratt notes that he can acquire some students from the Ponca and Nez Perce Agency, the Kiowa Agency, and the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies...

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Continuing Enrollment of Students Whose Terms Are Expiring
January 5, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt makes the recommendation to the Office of Indian Affairs of keeping students whose terms are set to expire through the end of the school term in June.

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Request to Return Three Students with Home Bound Party
June 4, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt writes regarding a promise made by Laban J. Miles, U.S. Indian Agent, that three students would be returned with the party of the Osage students being sent home. Pratt writes that this promise should be fulfilled and asks that Peliza who is at the Lincoln Institute be...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return of Richard Henry Pratt to the Carlisle Indian School with Students
August 25, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt reports his return to the Carlisle Indian School from his student recruiting trip out West along with 77 students. He notes that he brought back 57 students from Laguna, 14 from Acoma, four from Cochiti, and two from Jemes. Pratt also notes that he made arrangements with the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Pratt Questions Waiting for Mescalero Agent to Recruit Girls
September 16, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt inquires whether it is worthwhile to wait for William H. H. Llewellyn to recruit girls from the Mescalero Agency. Notes that L. J. Miles is going to leave the Osage Agency with 40 students and he can accept 50 more from that Agency.

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Proposal to Allow Four Chiefs and Their Wives to Visit Carlisle
November 4, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to allow two Arapaho Chiefs, Powder Face and Left Hand, as well as their wives to visit the Carlisle Indian School in the hopes of making it easier to allow families to send girls to the school by having women visit. In addition, Pratt proposes allowing...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return of Osage Students being Sent to Juniata College
July 30, 1885 - August 7, 1885

L. J. Miles, U.S. Indian Agent for the Osage Agency inquires about returning Osage students who were set to be transferred to Juniata College and replaced with full blood students. Miles indicates that it would be possible to pay for the expense out of the Osage Fund. Richard Henry Pratt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
L. J. Miles Requests Permission to Bring Home Osage Students
March 30, 1886

L. J. Miles, U.S. Indian Agent for the Osage Agency, requests permission to return with a number of Osage students at the Carlisle Indian School due to requests from their parents.

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