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Request for Use of Army Ration Standard for Indian Pupils
October 11, 1879

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding food costs for Indian students. Pratt suggests that, until a proper standard is established, the Army ration rate be adopted and provided to him as a food allowance for the pupils.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Continue Using Army Ration for Indian Pupils
October 28, 1879

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding Circular No. 33, regarding rations for Indian pupils. Pratt suggests that this ration rate is insufficient given Carlisle's current nascent state, and requests permission to continue using the Army's...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Increase in Cow Herd and Reduction in Rations
April 11, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests a reduction in various rations in order to purchase additional cows for providing a greater milk supply to students. Pratt cites a visit from Dr. Cornelius Rea Agnew and his recommendation that for a healthy student body students be allowed to drink as much milk as...

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 Addresses Present Rations at the Carlisle Indian School
November 19, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt replies to W. N. Hailmann regarding the present ration at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt ends by noting that other schools lack decent food which would cause him to runaway from the School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Return Emily and Gustave Hardt
June 28, 1898 - July 28, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request of Clara Bowers for the return of her children Emily and Gustave Hardt from the Carlisle Indian School. Included in the letter is a complaint of Gustave Hardt of mistreatment during his time on outing.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Protests Change in Ration Allowance Table
July 2, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt protests the decrease in the ration allowance table recently made by the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Holland Quick Inspection Report of Carlisle
December 22, 1898

M. F. Holland, Supervisor of Indian Schools, provides the Office of Indian Affairs with a inspection report of the Carlisle Indian School.

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