1870-1879

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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 Instructions Regarding Donations

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt for instructions on how to process donations received for the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he received a donation for the continued education of a former prisoner-of-war held at Fort Marion in St. Augustine,...

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
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
Request for Student Personal Supplies

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt requesting authority to purchase personal supplies for students, including clothing and tolietries for both males and females.

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
Request for Transfer of Repair Funds

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs transfer $1332.50 of approved funds to Pratt's control for repairs to buildings at the Carlisle Barracks.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Use of Army Ration Standard for Indian Pupils

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding food costs for Indian students. Pratt suggests that, until a proper standard is established, the Army ration rate be adopted and provided to him as a food allowance for the pupils.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Continue Using Army Ration for Indian Pupils

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding Circular No. 33, regarding rations for Indian pupils. Pratt suggests that this ration rate is insufficient given Carlisle's current nascent state, and requests permission to continue using the Army's...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Seneca Student

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs a letter, penned by James E. Rhodes of Germantown, Pennsylvania. Rhodes asks if the son of one of his Seneca friends, John Kennedy, might be allowed to enroll at Carlisle. Pratt notes that he is willing to accept the boy, if the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requesting Funds for Repairs and Furniture

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt requesting funds from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The funds were needs for repairs, the construction of a fence, and the purchase of school and bedding furniture.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Retaining Sisseton Sioux and Menominee Students at Carlisle

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt that, at the request of Hampton Institute director General Samuel Armstrong, six Sisseton Sioux children and two Menominee boys from Green Bay, Wisconsin will be retained at Carlisle. Their addition increases the school's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sioux girls arrive in Carlisle, 1879

This caption reads: FIRST SIOUX GIRLS – AS THEY CAME TO CARLISLE   OCT. 6TH, 1879.

This image appears in John N. Choate's Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Page 3, Statements of Receipts and Disbursements (1879-1886)

This volume of Statements of Receipts and Disbursements, which is also labeled "Cash Books," covers the period from September 8, 1879 to June 30, 1886. The entries for receipts and for disbursements are on facing pages and are arranged chronologically. Individual entries for receipts include the date, source, the draft number, appropriation headings, amount under each appropriation, and the total amount received. Individual entries for disbursements include the date, name of person or firm to whom paid, voucher number (or other identification), appropriation headings, the amount under each appropriation, and the total amount disbursed. Pages without content were not photographed. The Statements of Receipts and Disbursements series comprises 3 volumes, which are located at the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 75, Series 1345.

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
Telegram Requesting Trip to Washington

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt asking the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for permission to travel to Washington the subsequent day.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Thomas Carlisle and Bob Bent [version 1], c.1879

Studio portrait of Thomas Carlisle, seated, in school uniform, and Bob Bent, an interpreter, standing.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Thomas Carlisle and Bob Bent [version 2], c.1879

Studio portrait of Thomas Carlisle wearing school uniform, seated, and Bob Bent, an interpreter, standing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Transfer of Menominee Boys from Carlisle to Hampton

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs a letter, sent to General Samuel Armstrong of the Hampton Institute by Green Bay agent E. Stephens. Stephens requests that two students just sent to Carlisle, Joseph Wishecoppy and Moses Nonway, be sent to Hampton to join two...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Urgent Request for Cold-Weather Clothing

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, requesting permission to spend $1000 on cold weather clothing for students. Pratt notes that supplies requested two months previous had not yet arrived, and that cold weather had set in at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Urgent Requests for Funds for Chapel

Richard Henry Pratt writes two letters to officials at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, inquiring why needed funds for the construction of the chapel have not been provided. In the first letter, to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, Pratt notes that he has borrowed money to fill the...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Use of Official Postage for Student Letters

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt asking whether official postage stamps can be used to send students' mail to their families and friends at home in the western Agencies.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Westward Travel Plans for General Armstrong

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to Commissioner of Indian Affiars Ezra Hayt a telegram sent by General Samuel Armstrong of the Hampton Institute. Armstrong telegrams Pratt asking whether he is needed for a westward recruitment trip, and Pratt forwards the telegram to the Commissioner for...

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

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