Pratt, Richard Henry

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"American Indians: Chained and Unchained," by Richard H. Pratt
1912

A description of this pamphlet is not currently available.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
"An Evening with the Carlisle Indian School"

An invitation for a series of exercises, performed by Carlisle Indian School students, which include industrial demonstrations, recitations, songs, drawings, and a debate.  The event was billed as a way to show "the capacity of the Indian to receive education," and was open to the general public...

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
"Drastic Facts About Our Indians and Our Indian System," by Richard H. Pratt
1917

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Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
"Indian Schools: An Exposure," by Richard H. Pratt
1915

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Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
"The Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, PA," by Richard H. Pratt
1908

A description of this pamphlet is not currently available.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
1897 Commencement Invitation and Brief Program

An invitation to the Eighteenth Anniversary and Ninth Graduating Exercises held at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School on March 9-11, 1897. A program for the three day event is printed on the reverse side.  The invitation is for a Miss Hemminger.

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Account for Transit Expenses from Florida

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, transferring his account of travel expenses from Florida. Immediately before this time, Pratt was stationed at Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida as a jailer for Indian prisoners-of-war.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Acknowledgement of Received Supplies

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of numerous boxes of clothing and other supplies, including and organ for the chapel.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Additional Coal Purchase for First Quarter 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the approved expenditure for coal for the first quarter of 1880 did not meet the school's needs. Pratt requests funds to purchase additional coal for the first quarter, and refers to a previous letter on the subject.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Alfred Brown (Na'koya'ta) Student File

Student file of Alfred Brown (Na'koya'ta), a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on October 27, 1879, and departed on April 3, 1883.  The file contains a student information card, a former student response postcard, a returned student survey, correspondence, and a report after...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Alfred J. Standing Recruitment In Kiowa and Comanche Agency

Richard Henry Pratt suggests to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Alfred J. Standing's experience and reputation at the Kiowa and Comanche Agency will help him select suitable students there. Pratt also suggests that this recruitment should be done according to his recent suggests...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Arrival of Alfred Standing's Party in Wichita, Kansas

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Hayt noting that Alfred Standing has met up with him in Wichita, escorting Pawnee, Ponca, and Nez Perce students. Pratt notes that he is investigating the possibility of using wagons to transport the pupils to the Lawrence and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Bemus Pierce Student File

Student file of Bemus Pierce, a member of the Seneca Nation, who entered the school on November 3, 1890, and departed on August 15, 1895. The file contains a student information card, trade/position record card, correspondence in which Pierce argues against "the movement... to exclude the New...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Bequests to the Carlisle Indian School

These materials include documents, correspondence, and legal documents related to a number of bequests and inheritances made to the Carlisle Indian School. The correspondence largely deals with questions of whether and how such bequests should be accepted, what they could be used for, and how...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Carlisle Alumni Association Update

These materials include correspondence regarding the Alumni Association of the Carlisle Indian School including its new constitution, a new building in Carlisle, and other news.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Carlisle Indian School Staff, c.1900

View of the Carlisle Indian School staff as they pose for a group photograph on the school grounds, circa 1900. Richard Henry Pratt can be seen in the center of the group.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Change of Orders for Richard Henry Pratt and Student Supplies Issues

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
Colonel Richard Henry Pratt

The caption reads: COLONEL PRATT.

This image appears in The Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.: 23rd Year (Carlisle, PA: The School, 1902).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Complaint by J. Brown Kelly

These materials contain correspondence regarding a complaint made by J. Brown Kelly, a farmer with land next to the Carlisle School, against students who were vandalizing his property.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint Regarding Quality of Student Clothing

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding the quality of clothing provided to Carlisle Indian School students. Pratt complains that the partial order of clothing he received from the Bureau is not durable or warm enough, and leaves students uncomfortable...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaints By Mrs. E. A. Pierce Against Wallace Denny

These materials include correspondence regarding the forced return of Seneca Clark Cook by Carlisle's disciplinarian, Wallace Denny. Cook's grandmother, Mrs. E. A. Pierce, wrote to the Indian Office complaining about the treatment of her grandson by the school, including specific complaints...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Composite Images of the Carlisle Indian School

The handwritten note reads: CHOATE

The reverse side reads: Old Guard House    Capt. R. H. Pratt Supt.    Old Chapel.     Supt. Quarters.      Ass't Supt. Quarters     Small Boys' Quarters.     Hospital and Disiplinarian's Quarters      Rosa W....

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Contract for Water Supply at Carlisle Barracks

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a copy of a letter from the Carlisle Gas and Water Company regarding cost of water while the Barracks is occupied. Pratt requests permission to resume payment of a long-standing water contract, as requested by the company.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Corrected Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency, 1889

These materials include a cover letter and descriptive statements of students regarding 12 individuals sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency.

One of the descriptive statements is a copy of the original received from the Indian Agent, and the other...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence File, 1918-1966

This material is a collection of correspondence received by the Office of Indian Affairs between 1918 and 1966, all related to the Carlisle Indian School. As the Carlisle Indian School closed in 1918, the majority of these letters are either requesting information about the school and its...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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