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Notice of Appearance Before House Committee on Indian Affairs

Richard Henry Pratt requests an order to travel to Washington from Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt. Pratt notes that he was requested to appear before the House Committee on Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Richard H. Pratt Recommendations for School Enrollment Rules

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding a desire by the Secretary of the Interior to increase enrollment at Carlisle. Pratt suggests that a number of new rules be adopted regarding students' ages, gender ratio, and health. Pratt also suggests that the children...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Permission for Emergency Trip to Washington

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, stating that he is in Washington on an emergency trip to look after the best interests of the school. Pratt notes that the Congressional bill about the founding of the school is currently under debate, and requests permission to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, February 25, 1885

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding his concerns for the new head of the Interior Department.  Pratt also notes that he has postponed his trip south.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be accessed using the People...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, March 21, 1885

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew over his concerns for the organization and staffing of offices within the Interior Department.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags. Transcript included.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Appointment of William Stimpel as Disciplinarian

These materials include correspondence, legal documents, and an Executive Order regarding the appointment of William Stimpel as Disciplinarian for the Large Boys Quarters of the Carlisle Indian School. The position had been temporarily filled by numerous teachers and recent graduates without...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Enrollment of Milford Henderson

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to enroll Milford Henderson at the Carlisle Indian School. Henderson was initially denied admittance to the School due to his proximity to attend a local public school. However, upon learning that his mother was moving to Wisconsin and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Suitability of Carlisle Indian School as a Military School

These materials include correspondence and a report regarding the suitability of turning the Carlisle Indian School into a military school. At the request of John H. Stephens, Chairman of the House Committee on Indian Affairs, the Secretaries of War and the Interior arranged to have Carlisle...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Possible Closure, Relocation, or Redesign of the Carlisle Indian School

These materials include correspondence regarding a possible lapse in federal appropriations for the Carlisle Indian School. School Supervisor Oscar Hiram Lipps suggests to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the Carlisle Indian School could be closed, relocated to Fort Harrison in Montana,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Participation of Carlisle Indian School Band in the Preparedness Parade

These materials include correspondence regarding the participation of the Carlisle Indian School band in the Preparedness Parade in Washington, D.C. The parade was designed to be a show of patriotism, and the Interior Department wanted to have a strong presence. Also included in the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Participation of Carlisle Indian School Band in Patriotic Parade

These materials include a request to have the Carlisle Indian School Band play in a patriotic parade of State House employees in Harrisburg.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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. 9)
March 1881

Page one had a list of requests to the United States President from W. E. Dodge, Howard Crosby, John Hall, S. M. Moore, W m. C. Gray, S. It. Riggs, and T. M. Sinclair, making several requests, such as asking for titles to their land and for Indians to have more defined protection under the Law....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 2, No. 2)
July 1881

The entire first page is a letter from Virginia Oequa (Kiowa) to her teacher Miss H, sent after she left Carlisle to work on a farm for a few weeks. She sent her love and explained the pride she took in her work. Page two had two articles on the shooting of President James Garfield, written by...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 2, No. 1)
August 1881

Page one opened with Lapi Oaye talking about the school system in America and how it is beneficial to Indian and while children alike. Page two had a bit on the humor of incorrectly spelled names, followed by an Article written by E.G.P. on increasing the time Indians spend in both office and...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 2, No. 4)
September 1881

The first page is has a small narrative from Nellie Carey (Apache) on her visit to the Navajoes with her white family, She describes the Navajoes as dirty, explaining how they don’t keep their tents clean. There was also a letter from Davis Cheyenne (Cheyenne) to Captain Pratt about his time in...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 2, No. 6)
January 1882

Page one had a single article on it, a memorial on Indian rights, education and homes. Page two had a continuation of the memorial and an article on Christmas. It talked about the food they ate in celebration and the decorations in the chapel. Page two also mentioned the death of Kate Ross (...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 2, No. 8)
March 1882

Page one has a large picture of Carlisle students in their school uniforms for Sunday School, as well as an extract from a letter written by Bishop Hare. Page two has “The Inspiration of the Work”, which writes about how white people have rescued Indians and helped them to not be lazy. There was...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 8)
January 1883

Page one was entirely taken up by a letter from Summer Riggs (Cheyenne), in which he discussed visiting friends and how a white man wanted to learn his actual name, Marchewa, in his native language. Page two mentioned issues that some Congressmen have with rules and conditions students at the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 10)
March 1883

Page one included an address to the students from Capt. Daniel Childers, written by E. B. Childers, in which he described his own childhood and assured the students of the great opportunities they have as a result of attending Carlisle. Students were also reminded that chewing and smoking...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Morning Star (Vol. 5, No. 4)
October & November 1884

Page one had a poem titled “Lady Yeardley’s Guest” by Margaret Preston, followed by a report of the commissioner of Indian Affairs, which continued onto page two, and then onto page three, where it ended.

After the finish of the report, page three had articles titled “The Up-Thrust of...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Morning Star (Vol. 5, No. 5)
December 1884

Page one started with a poem titled “The Indian’s Plea” by A.F.W., followed by a report on an organization made in 1822 to help get better rights for Indians. Included is their constitution and a list of the officers. This continued onto page two where the officer’s list was. Then there was an...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Morning Star (Vol. 5, No. 6)
January 1885

Page one opened with an extract from Hon. Byron M. Cutcheon speech, “Our Indian Policy,” originally given to the House of Representatives. Following that was “Secretary Teller in Favor of Schools.” Page two had a list of Bills and Resolutions relating to Indians that went before congress...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 16)
November 27, 1885

The first page opened with a poem titled “Snow Brings Fun,” followed by instructions for “How to Write to Your Mother,” directed to a young man with instructions for how to reply to his mother who was pleading for his return back to his home agency. Page two opened with a series of news items...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 21 & No. 22)
January 8, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled “Smile Whenever You Can," followed by a lesson titled, "What Is Polite?" and a description of the life cycles of certain mammals. Page two featured the "Forty-Ninth Congress" civics lesson comparing government to the Indian school’s debating clubs in...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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