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Report on First Party of Children Brought to the Carlisle Indian School

Captain Richard Henry Pratt writes to Ezra H. Hayt, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, regarding the first group of Sioux, Ponca, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, Wichita, Seminole, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe children and young adults brought to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt offers a detailed description...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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
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
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
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
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
Group portrait of Kiowa students, c.1879

Group portrait of Etadleuh Doanmoe, Laura Doanmoe, Joshua Given, Charles (Left Hand), Mabel (Little), Fanny (Knife Holder), and Lucius Aitsan (Cute) posed in front of a school building.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Group portrait of nine Sioux students, c.1879

Portrait of nine Sioux students posed next to one of the school buildings. The students are Edward Little (Behind), James (White Man), George Hollow Horned Bear (Little Man), George Hollow Horned Bear (Little Man), Bernard (Hawk Charging Daylight), David (Kills Without Warning), Horace (White...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Marshall Bad Milk (Little Wolf), Alvan (One That Kills Horse), Austin Holy Bear (Wind Blows), and Horace (White Whirlwind), c.1879

Outdoor portrait of Marshall Bad Milk (Little Wolf), Alvan (One That Kills Horse), Austin Holy Bear (Wind Blows), and Horace (White Whirlwind) posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
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
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
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

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