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Catalogue of the Indian Industrial School, 1902
1902

A booklet of information and photographs assembled by the Carlisle Indian School for their 23rd year, circa 1902.  Includes a short history of the school and the town and school demographic information.  Includes pictures of arriving students, students during classroom and extracurricular...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 1)
January 1880

The first page opened with a report titled "THE INDIAN TRAINING SCHOOL," that described the progress of the school, its Christian methods, the work of the Florida boys preparing buildings for use, the importance of the town Sunday Schools, the school curriculum that emphasized farmwork for boys...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 12)
July 1881

Page one opened with a piece titled “The Future of the Red Indian,” reprinted from the London Spectator. This interesting article begins with the author describing the activities of the Carlisle Indian School for a British audience before then discussing his reaction to seeing...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1884
1884

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1884, containing the Fifth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School. The report, written by Richard Henry Pratt, includes discussions of enrollments, transfers,...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1887
1887

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1887, containing the Eighth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a school...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1891
1890-1891

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1891, containing the Twelfth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a table...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1894
1894

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1894, containing the Fifteenth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a table...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1901
1901

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1901, containing the Twenty-Second Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1906
1906

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1906, containing the Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent William A. Mercer, includes...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
School Herd

The caption reads: SCHOOL HERD.

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
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 15)
November 23, 1888

The first page opened with a poem titled “IT PAYS," followed by a piece called "THANKSGIVING!" that reminded readers to be thankful. Next came "REV MR. WILSON EXPLAINS HIS 'MONKEY ADDRESS,'" which was a letter to the Editor from Edward Wilson from Darlington, Indian Territory dated Nov. 13, 1888...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 21)
January 11, 1889

The first page opened with a poem titled “?” in the shape of a question mark followed by a bit by A-Te-Ka called “A Capful of Prairie Chickens,” in which she described the process of surrogate prairie chicken eggs that perished after being hatched by a domestic chicken. Page two contained short...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 3)
August 1882

On page one the paper’s editor, Charles Kihega (Iowa) wrote a letter about his successful journey home. Metopah (Osage), Taylor Ealy (Pueblo), and Frank Everett (Wichita) also wrote letters from home back to the school. On page two eight boys and twelve girls took a trip to explore Luray Cave....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 9)
February 1883

The first page had a story told to Joshua Given (Kiowa) by his grandparents about a young girl who never touched the ground and one day chased a star into the sky. It also included a letter from Louis Big Horse (Osage) to his father in which he discussed planting fruit. Page two had an article...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Plan for Release of Former Florida Prisoners
January 12, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt suggesting the release of former prisoners jailed by Pratt at Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida. A delegation of the former prisoners had helped Pratt establish the Carlisle Indian School after their release from Fort...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Sell Mules and Purchase Farm Horses
March 8, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to sell two old mules, transferred from the War Department, and to purchase two farm horses.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Seed Purchase Request
March 8, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to purchase seeds on the open market.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Parker Farm Lease
February 4, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a the lease and contract for the Parker Farm. The lease and contract stipulate how the Government will farm under the lease.

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, December 22, 1883
December 22, 1883

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew thanking him for his "practical interest" in the school in regards to the arrival of two calves for the school farm. Pratt also mentions the illness of over sixty students to "a thorough seige of the mumps." This letter is...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Files Related to the Parker Farm
March 21, 1887

Cover letter for papers related to the Parker farm and the purchase of mulch.

Note: A document in this file indicates the papers are filed with RG 75, Entry 91, box 393, 1887-#12555.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Extend Hocker Farm Lease
June 29, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt proposes extending the lease the school has with the Hocker farm at $600 per annum and encloses the agreement for the indorsement of the Office of Indian Affairs while requesting it be returned.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Updates to Thomas J. Morgan
September 21, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Thomas J. Morgan to provide an update on various aspects of the Carlisle Indian School including the construction of the Girls Quarters, the Hospital addition, and the barn. In addition, he provides an update on the status of the number of students at Carlisle and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Seeds for the Carlisle Indian School
November 18, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase various garden seeds for the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Ration Table Provided by Department
June 15, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the rations used at the Carlisle Indian School and a comparison between the Indian School rations and Army rations. Pratt notes the differences mainly in what the school can produce on its own as well as the need for...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request from Thomas Metoxen
July 8, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to Thomas Metoxen's request to either be sent home or receive additional pay to remain at Carlisle. Pratt notes that Metoxen choose to stay as part of the band when asked and that the possibility for increased pay depending on the appropriation. However, at the...

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

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