Pratt, Richard Henry

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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
Frank Engler Student File

Student file of Frank Engler, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on September 6, 1880 and ultimately departed on October 14, 1885. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William Fletcher (Going Farther) Student File

Student file of William Fletcher (Going Farther), a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on February 3, 1881, and departed on June 22, 1886.  The file contains a student information card, correspondence, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving that indicates that...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William Shakespeare Student File

Student file of William Shakespeare, a member of the Arapaho Nation, who entered the school in March 11, 1881 and departed on February 21, 1883. The file contains a student information card, a newspaper clipping, letters/correspondence, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving. The...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Vincent Natalish (Nah-tail-eh) Student File

Student file of Vincent Natalish (Nah-tail-eh), a member of the Apache Nation, who entered the school on April 30, 1887, and departed on March 11, 1899. The file contains a trade/position record, newspaper clippings, a former student response postcard, a student information card, a returned...

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
Leander Gansworth Student File

Student file of Leander Gansworth, a member of the Tuscarora Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1892, graduated in 1896, and ultimately departed on September 30, 1896. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
George Carefelle Student File

Student file of George Carefelle, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on October 29, 1896 and departed on July 2, 1901. The file contains a student information card, a letter/correspondence, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving indicating that Carefelle was...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Amy A. Carothers to Cornelius R. Agnew, June 20, 1876

Amy A. Carothers writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew, thanking Agnew for his donation of five dollars to Carothers' class of Indians.  Carothers also notes that Howling Wolf is under Agnew's treatment for an eye condition.  Transcript included.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Amy A. Carothers to Cornelius R. Agnew, October 26, 1877

Amy A. Carothers writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding the delayed admittance of some of Carothers' students to the Hampton Normal School.  Carothers also requests financial support from Agnew to pay for the students' fees. Transcript included.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Per-Student Funding and Establishment of School at Carlisle

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt suggesting an increase in the per-student funding afforded by the government to Indian schools. Pratt also encourages the Commissioner to continue pursuing Congressional approval for the opening of an Indian school at...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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
Request for Personal and School Supplies for Carlisle Indian School

List of supplies requested by Richard Henry Pratt for the school he is preparing to establish at Carlisle Barracks. Requested supplies include clothing, tools, cooking supplies, and firefighting equipment.

Pratt refers to this request list in a letter sent to the Commissioner of Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Forwarding Supplementary Property Return Forms

Richard Henry Pratt forwards his Supplementary Property Return forms to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter About Drawings of Carlisle Barracks

Letter from Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, forwarding drawings of the Carlisle Barracks and a copy of the transfer order. Those enclosures are not included here.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice Regarding Need for Supplies

Correspondence from Superintendent Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt noting that any communication regarding supplies will receive immediate attention.

Other documents from this same time period attest to Pratt's desperate need for supplies at Carlisle Barracks, before the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Supplies and Repairs at Carlisle Barracks

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt informing the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has received funds for a recruitment trip out West, and will set off that day. Pratt also requests supplies be sent to the Carlisle Barracks in preparation for his arrival with students, and asks for permission...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Medical Discharge at Hampton and Recruitment for Carlisle

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Edwin J. Brooks regarding sick students discharged from the Hampton Institute. Pratt insists that too many boys were sent home, against his and the doctor's advice, and asserts that Spotted Tail and Red Cloud will be less interested in sending students to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recruitment Report from Rosebud and Pine Ridge Sioux Agency

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
Telegram Regarding Orders to Return to Hampton

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt in Onawa, Iowa to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs following up on a previous message regarding his orders to recruit a party of students for the Hampton Institute. Pratt notifies the Commissioner that he has started his return journey.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Materials Request for Picket Fence

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs requesting materials and funds to erect a "picket fence six feet high to keep Indians in and citizens out" of the Carlisle Indian School campus.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Arrival of First Group of Students

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt informing the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has arrived in Carlisle with the first party of students. Pratt also asks about his previous requests for supplies and rations, which have gone unanswered.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds for Food and Travel

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs requesting $2000 for food at the Carlisle Indian School and to cover expenses for a recruitment trip in the West. Pratt notes that he is leaving for Winfield, Kansas soon.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Museum of the American Indian
Request for Postage Stamps

Request from Richard Henry Pratt for postage stamps, for use on official school business.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Board to Appraise Property

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding a board to appraise property at the Carlisle Barracks. Pratt notes that, because of the visit, he will be unable to meet a group of recruited students in the West, and instead suggests sending teachers Alfred J...

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

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