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Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 2, No. 3)
October 1881

Page one opens with the Annual Report, followed by an article on School Room Work, which discussed learning English, musical instruction, and classroom examinations. Page two had “Wise Words for the Indians” by the President Garfield of Hampton Institute, Va. The main premise being that Labor...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1880
1880

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of Indian Affairs for the fiscal year ending 1880, containing the First Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School. The report, written by First Lieutenant Richard Henry Pratt, discusses the school's...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1881
1881

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1881, containing the Second Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School. The report, written by Richard Henry Pratt, includes discussions of curriculum, student...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1882
1882

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1882, containing the Third Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School. The report, written by Richard Henry Pratt, includes discussions of school recruitment and...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
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
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 14)
November 13, 1885

The first page opened with a poem titled "Found in the Path," followed by an article called "Are You His Equal?" that described an incident in which the Man-on-the-Band-Stand corrected a Carlisle student's letter home because it contained disparaging language toward those with darker skin. There...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 19)
December 18, 1885

The first page opened with a poem titled “For the Boys,” followed by a description of “Loafing” observed by the Man-on-the-band-stand among the boys on campus. There was also a feature, “200,000,000 that tallied up the time it would take to become as rich as Mr. Vanderbilt. Page two reported...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 25)
January 29, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "Who Was He?" asking students to come up with an answer for a prize of 25 cents. Also on the first page was a list of twelve steps for "How to Succeed." Page two included news briefs about the weather and keeping warm, President Cleveland’s activities, a...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 1)
August 13, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "English Speaking," that discouraged students from speaking their native languages. The page also included an article titled "How Miss Fisher went to Call on the President's Wife," that described Mrs. Cleveland's dress and the decor of White House rooms...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 20)
December 24, 1886

The first page featured the school Christmas greeting that included a drawing of the Man-on-the-band-stand that took up the entire front page of the newspaper. Page two opened with an article titled "Christmas" that described the Fourth of July and Christmas as national holidays, followed by...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 28)
February 18, 1887

The first page opened with the poem, "You Conquer Me, Me Conquer You" followed by a letter from Rev. Edward F. Wilson of the Shingwauk Home titled "An Indian School in Canada," which described Wilson’s report to the Indian Department of Canada on his visit to Carlisle, the Lincoln Institute and...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 14)
November 16, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, “Be Careful What You Say,” followed by “Indian Names,” on the origin of Indian names. Next came an article titled “Wanted, Something Inside,” about the value of persistence and perseverance, followed by small blurbs about the Christian population of Japan and...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 2, No. 9)
February 1882

The firsts page what two articles on it. The first was by Johnson Lane about George Washington. The second was above various lost people and animals that the writer had met. Page two opens with Charles Kihega (Iowa) describing his tribe before and after coming under control of the agency....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Regret Over Transfer of Osage Students to Martinsburg
November 3, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a newspaper clip to the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding four students who had been transferred to the Martinsburg Indian School. He notes that he regrets sending the students to Martinsburg and the students mentioned in the clipping were exemplary students while...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Voucher Covering Travel Expenses to Recover Runaway Student
November 14, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt submits a voucher for travel expenses of a Carlisle Indian School employee in attempting to recover Henry Keoke. Pratt also provides a history of how Keoke came to the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Voucher for Travel Expenses in Return of Runaway Student
December 8, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt submits a travel voucher for the return of Henry Keoke who was resting in Saxton, Pennsylvania when caught by a Carlisle Indian School employee.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Voucher for Travel Expenses in Return of Runaway Students
December 15, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt submits a voucher for travel expenses incurred while returning Dana Long Wolf and Charles Redmore. Pratt includes the context of what led Redmore and Long Wolf to run away from the school and the discipline meted out to Redmore. He ends by proposing the Government develop a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requests by Eli Sheridan and Theodore McCauley to Return Home
April 6, 1886 - April 20, 1886

Requests by Eli Sheridan and Theodore McCauley to go home in order to aid their fathers. Richard Henry Pratt in returning the requests to the Bureau of Indian Affairs recommends denying the requests on grounds that he had recently lectured both students and believed the requests to have resulted...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Hampton Institute and the Carlisle Indian School
April 28, 1886 - January 11, 1888

T. S. Childs makes a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on Carlisle Indian School and the Indian Training School at the Hampton Institute. Childs report was prompted by complaints made against the Hampton Institute related to the health and discipline of students. Childs report focuses...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Submission of Voucher Covering Expenses in Returning Two Run Away Students
July 6, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt submits a voucher to the Office of Indian Affairs for expenses related to arresting and returning the two students who had run away from the Carlisle Indian School and were apprehended at Gallitzin, Pennsylvania.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Voucher Covering Travel Expenses to Recover Three Runaway Students
August 4, 1886

Voucher to cover expenses in the return of three run away students located and arrested in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request for Return of Raymond Stewart
April 12, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs inquiry regarding Raymond Stewart's request to return home. Pratt notes that Stewart did not want to go home in January and so was placed in the outing program where he was eventually forced to leave. After being returned to Carlisle...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Jurisdiction of Courts in Various Crimes
May 8, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter concerning jurisdiction of the Courts over the case of Etahdlueh Doanmoe. Pratt references Section 9 of the Act approved in March 3, 1885 regarding jurisdiction. Pratt advocates for firmer discipline in punishing crimes.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Return Home of Nicodemus Billy
September 6-19, 1907

This document contains correspondence concerning the return home of Nicodemus Billy. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Students in Custody in Chicago
October 22, 1907

These materials contain correspondence regarding a notice the Chicago Police have in custody three students alleged to have run away from Carlisle.

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

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