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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, 1893
1893

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1893, containing the Fourteenth 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, 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
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 30)
March 5, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "Exhibition Night: By The-Man-on-the-Band-Stand's Wife." There were also several brief articles about high winds in Philadelphia, heavy snows in Quebec, the fate of a ship that ran aground during a voyage between Boston and Liverpool, a birthday party for...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 27)
February 17, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, " A Short Sermon," followed by a letter to the Man-on-the-Band-Stand dated Feb 7, 1888 from M. Burgess, entitled "A Sleeping Car," about the comforts of traveling in a sleeping car, which continued on page four.  Page two featured a report called "The Full...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
February 24, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, "Sowing," followed by the article, "How the Letters Go," that described the process of express mail retrieval and distribution from trains. Then came a letter from former student John Dixon [Dickson] (Pueblo) who wrote about his experiences translating for and...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 45)
June 22, 1888

The first page opened with a poem “Selected by Susan Longstreth,” titled “To My Dog ‘Blanco’” by J.G. Holland. The other feature on the first page was an account of “An Indian Girl on a Farm: She Enjoys a Holiday,” that described Adelia Lowe (Sioux) and Frances King’s (Quapaw) trip to Burlington...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 5)
September 9, 1887

The first page opened with a short poem followed by a  conversation continued from previous weeks between Marianna Burgess and the Man-on-the-band-stand describing her recruitment trip among the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Sioux. Page two reported contents of letters from student Josephine Bordeaux (...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 14)
November 22, 1889

The first page opened with a poem by E.G. titled "After Carlisle, What?” followed by the next installment of the series titled “How An Indian Girl Might Tell Her Own Story if She Had the Chance: Founded on Actual Observations of the Man-on-the-band-stand’s Chief Clerk” (continued from the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Request for Information on a Display for New Orleans
July 23, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests information from the Indian Affairs Office regarding an exhibit for New Orleans. Pratt mentions that Spencer Fullerton Baird of the Smithsonian Institute has mentioned building a display in conjunction with the Carlisle Indian School as well as an inquiry from...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal for Display at the Government Exhibition in New Orleans
July 31, 1884 - August 1, 1884

Alfred John Standing provides a copy of his letter to the Commissioner of the Patent Office Benjamin Butterworth to the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding a potential Carlisle Indian School exhibit at the Government Exhibition in New Oreleans. Standing provides an estimate of $2500 if the school...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request of the French Government for Part of Exhibit
May 30, 1885 - June 8, 1885

Lyndon A. Smith requests from Richard Henry Pratt part of the Carlisle Indian School Exhibit at the Government Exhibition in New Orleans due to a request by the French Government. Pratt informs the Bureau of Indian Affairs that while he was planning on setting up the exhibit at Carlisle for...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Bureau of Indian Affairs Endorses Plan to Donate Exhibit to French
June 5, 1885

John D. C. Atkins, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, refers to the letter from Richard Henry Pratt regarding donating parts or the whole of the Carlisle Indian School exhibit at the Government Exhibition in New Orleans to the French Government in a letter to the Secretary of the Interior.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inability to Add to Exhibits Currently in Washington D.C.
June 21, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding an upcoming exhibit in Cincinnati. He notes that Carlisle cannot add to the exhibits currently in Washington D.C. at the Office of Indian Affairs and Senate Committee Room on short notice with the exception of some...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Outlines Exhibit for World's Columbian Exposition
August 8, 1890 - September 29, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt provides an outline for an Indian Department exhibit at the World's Columbian Exposition covering the history of Native Americans. Pratt suggests highlighting the education work of the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Initial Proposal for Columbian World's Fair Exhibit
October 7, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding an exhibit for the Indian Department at the Columbian World's Fair. Pratt states that he has placed Alfred John Standing in charge of the exhibit due to his experience with the New Orleans exhibit. As a result Standing...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposed Expenses and Diagram for Exhibit at Worlds Columbian Exposition
October 15, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter by providing the proposed expenses and diagram developed by Alfred John Standing for the Columbian World's Exposition Indian Department exhibit at Chicago.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Maps and Diagrams
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Department Plan for Chicago Exhibit in 1893
April 13, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt expresses his disappointment in the plan of the Office of Indian Affairs on its upcoming exhibit at the Chicago World's Fair and Columbian Exposition. Pratt notes that the proposed plan does not offer an opportunity to demonstrate individual schools and the larger Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Relative to Sending an Exhibit to Madrid
July 21, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding an exhibit at the Columbian Historical Exhibition in Madrid. Pratt notes that if the expense of the exhibit could be arranged for it would not be much trouble to create the exhibit. If the exhibit goes forward then...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Preliminary Planning for Chicago Exhibit in 1893
November 10, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding an exhibit at the World's Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Pratt informs the Office that he is planning to carry out orders to carry on a small school and illustrator but has made no definite plans as he has not...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Follows Up on Letter Regarding Allowance for Chicago Exhibit
April 28, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt follows up on his letter of March 15th regarding allowance for special exhibit at Chicago.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Follows Up on Letter Regarding Allowance for Chicago Exhibit [version 2]
April 28, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt follows up on his letter of March 15th regarding allowance for special exhibit at Chicago.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Accepts Release of Students for Chicago Students
April 29, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter accepting release for students and teachers from exhibit in Indian School at Chicago and also accepts allowance.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Petition to Retain George Day as Kiowa and Comanche Agent
May 1, 1893 - May 23, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a petition from the Comanche Nation to keep their U.S. Indian Agent George Day.

Also a brief note that a few members of the Agency stopped in Chicago and saw the Carlisle exhibit.

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

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