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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
Agnes (White Cow) and Ernest (Knocks Off), c.1879

Portrait of Agnes (White Cow) and Ernest (Knocks Off) posed on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Andrew (His Shield), Paul Black Bear (Makes Himself Run), and Baldwin Blue Horse (Takes His Own) [version 1], 1879

Portrait of Andrew (His Shield), Paul Black Bear (Makes Himself Run), and Baldwin Blue Horse (Takes His Own) posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. One student is wearing a school uniform; the other two are in non-native dress. This photo was probably taken very close to their arrival on...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Andrew (His Shield), Paul Black Bear (Makes Himself Run), and Baldwin Blue Horse (Takes His Own) [version 2], 1879

Portrait of Andrew (His Shield), Paul Black Bear (Makes Himself Run), and Baldwin Blue Horse (Takes His Own) posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. One student is wearing a school uniform; the other two are in in non-native clothing. This photo was probably taken close to their arrival on...

Format: Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
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
Cecil (Red Man), Walter Bullman, Zonie McKenzie, and Ruth (Looking Woman) [version 1], c.1879

Portrait of Cecil (Red Man), Walter Bullman, Zonie McKenzie, and Ruth (Looking Woman) posed on the staircase of the bandstand on the school grounds. This image was probably taken on or near their arrival on October 6, 1879.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Cecil (Red Man), Walter Bullman, Zonie McKenzie, and Ruth (Looking Woman) [version 2], c.1879

Portrait of Cecil (Red Man), Walter Bullman, Zonie McKenzie, and Ruth (Looking Woman) posed on the staircase of the bandstand on the school grounds. This image was probably taken on or near their arrival on October 6, 1879.

Format: Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
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
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
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
Emma (Plenty Aunt), Rufus (Strikes the Enemy), Theron Two Strike, and Arthur Two Strike, c.1879

Group portrait of one female and three male students shortly after their arrival, probably in front of a building on the school grounds. Annotations on the image state they they were relatives of Black Crow. Based on that information they are probably Emma (Plenty Aunt), Rufus (Strikes the Enemy...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1878
1878

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1878, containing reports on the Indians at the Hampton Institute and a Report of Lieut. Richard Henry Pratt regarding the recruitment of students for that school....

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1879
1879

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1879, containing the Commissioners report on Indian education. That report discusses the founding of the Carlisle Indian School under the command of Richard Henry...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Expression Against Screening Student Mail

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, responding to a forwarded letter from Major Pollock of the Rosebud Agency. Pratt argues against screening students' letters home, suggesting that it would harm the government's relationship with their parents and chiefs....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
First Party of Students, 1879

The caption reads: FIRST PARTY EIGHTY TWO SIOUX ARRIVED AT CARLISLE OCT. 6, 1879.

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

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Five Sioux students shortly after their arrival, c.1879

Portrait of Frederick (Cloud Bull), Walter Bullman, Philip (Kills), Ruth (Looking Woman), and Julia (White Woman). They are posed outside a building on the school grounds. This photo was probably taken shortly after their arrival.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Five Sioux students [version 1], c.1879

Group of five Sioux students posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. They are Conrad (Thunder), Gilbert (Short Leg), Arnold (Runs After the Moon), Dora (Her Pipe), and Ruth (Looking Woman).

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Five Sioux students [version 1], c.1879

Group of five Sioux students posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. They are Conrad (Thunder), Gilbert (Short Leg), Arnold (Runs After the Moon), Dora (Her Pipe), and Ruth (Looking Woman).

Format: Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Five Sioux students, c.1879

Group portrait of five Sioux students posed outside a building, presumably on the school grounds. They are, from left to right: William Spotted Tail (Stays at Home), Sarah Mather (Red Road), Max Spotted Tail (Talks with Bears), Oliver Spotted Tail (Bugler), and Pollock Spotted Tail (Little Scout...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Five young male Sioux students, c.1879

Studio portrait of five male students posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. They are: Duke (Frog), David (Kills Without Wounding), Hugh (Running Horse), Louis Eagle Dog (Big Boy), and Vincent Stranger Horse (Earth).

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
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
Four male Sioux students [version 1], c.1879

Four male students posed outside a building, presumably on the school grounds. They are: Norman (Wants To Be Chief), Luther Standing Bear (Kills Plenty), Reuben Quick Bear (Kills the Enemy), and Raymond Stewart (Paints Dust). 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Four male Sioux students [version 1], c.1879

Four male students posed on the bandstand on the school grounds. They are Joe Taylor, Dennis (Strikes First), Daniel Milk (Warrior), and Nathan (Ear).

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Four male Sioux students [version 2], c.1879

Four male students posed outside a building, presumably on the school grounds. They are: Norman (Wants to be Chief), Luther Standing Bear (Kills Plenty), Reuben Quick Bear (Kills the Enemy), and Raymond Stewart (Paints Dust). 

Format: Stereograph
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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