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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
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, 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, 1889
1889

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1889, containing the Tenth 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
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 18)
December 10, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "Much Depends on Your Aiming," about keeping to the straight path, followed by "A Boy Froze to Death While On Duty," about the effects of an ice storm on Lake Michigan followed by "Moved Again," in which the Man-on-the-band-stand opined that Indians who...

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. 3, No. 25)
February 3, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, "The Boys We Need," reprinted from "Golden Days;" followed by a fictitious fable of two Carlisle students, "The Longest Way Round," warning against taking shortcuts. The page also included two blurbs about the blizzard in the West. Page two opened with a...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Morning Star (Vol. 4, No. 6)
January 1884

Page one opened with “What the Honorable, The Secretary of the Interior says his Annual Report About Indian Education”, which included statistics on treaties made with the various tribes. Page two had a piece called “ Hindrances and Helps” as well as a piece on young women helping to raise money...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Request for Instructions Regarding Donations
October 11, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt for instructions on how to process donations received for the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he received a donation for the continued education of a former prisoner-of-war held at Fort Marion in St. Augustine,...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
First Copy of School Newspaper and Report of School Progress
January 27, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt a copy of the first issue of Eadle Keatah Toh, the first newspaper published at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that charitable giving will fund the purchase of a better printing press, and discusses other...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report for the Month of January 1880
January 31, 1880

Two duplicate copies of the monthly report for January, 1880, submitted by the Carlisle Indian Training School to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The report includes a list of employees, a count of students by Nation/Tribe, descriptions of the educational program, and Superintendent Richard Henry...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Fundraising Trip to Philadelphia
April 18, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt provides notice to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he is going on a trip to Philadelphia in order to raise awareness of the Carlisle Indian School. In doing so, he hopes to raise $2500 in order to build an addition onto the Girls Quarters to allow for a sitting room...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, May 5, 1883
May 5, 1883

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew that he has made arrangements for several students to work aboard the American Steam Ship Line bound for Europe.  Pratt also requests Agnew's attendence at the May 23rd board meeting, and discusses the printing of a trust....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, May 11, 1883
May 11, 1883

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding the ongoing attempts of President Chester A. Arthur to secure funding for the school from Congress. Pratt also mentions a board meeting scheduled for the 22nd and 23rd of May, and the preparation of a trust. This...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, December 11, 1883
December 11, 1883

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew with an update on the school and the rising number of students. He also writes about his desire to find benefactors interested in creating a new Indian industrial school to accommodate more students. This letter is part of a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, June 2, 1884
June 2, 1884

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew discussing the Board of Trustees and the auditing of Pratt's account.  Pratt also mentions the potential visit of General George Crook.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, July 2, 1884
July 2, 1884

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding Agnew's nomination to an unnamed committee.  Pratt also discusses his ability to recruit more students thanks to the passing of the Indian Appropriations Bill.  This letter is part of a series of related...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, July 15, 1884
July 15, 1884

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew attempting to arrange a visit, as well as a trip to the west to recruit students.  Pratt asks Agnew to come along to help select healthy children, and suggests that they rest in the Las Vegas, New Mexico Hot Springs.  This...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, March 26, 1885
March 26, 1885

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding Pratt's visit with the new Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and a donation towards the farm debt.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags. Transcript...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, February 24, 1886
February 24, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew about calling on Gerardus C. King regarding the school.  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
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Gerardus C. King, March 19, 1886
March 19, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Gerardus C. King, Counsellor at Law, thanking him for a donation of $5000 to the school.  Pratt discusses how the gift will be used to defray the costs of a debt on the school farm, and to fund a chapel.  Transcript included.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, March 27, 1886
March 27, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding Pratt's recent ousting from a Congressional bill on Indian education, and Pratt's political battles with Superintendent of Schools John Oberly at the Mohonk Conference.  Pratt also includes brief instructions on...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, May 17, 1886
May 17, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew saying that he received Congressional funding for the purchase of a farm adjacent to the school, as well as for the construction of a chapel, stable, and two new school wings.  This letter is part of a series of related...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, June 1, 1886
June 1, 1886

Superindendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding plans for new and renovated buildings at Carlisle.  Pratt states that he does not intend to take on more students, but rather to create a more individualized training environment.  He compares Carlisle's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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