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Request to Recruit Dakota Students for Hampton
June 2, 1879

Hampton Institute Principal Samuel C. Armstrong states that they are currently educating 38 Indian boys and only 9 Indian girls, so he requests that they recruit 20 Dakota female Indian students. He requests that, if his wish is granted, Captain Richard H. Pratt be sent to secure the students...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recruitment of Female Students from the Indian Territory for Hampton
October 27, 1879

Hampton Institute Principal Samuel C. Armstrong informs Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz that he received a telegraph from Captain Richard H. Pratt, who is currently in the Indian Territory. Pratt stated that there are many Indian girls in the Indian Territory who would be great students at...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Recruit Students from the Sisseton, Green Bay, and Lapointe Agencies
October 8, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt requests authority to travel to the Sisseton, Green Bay, and La Pointe agencies in order to recruit 25 new students. As he would like more than half to be girls, he also requests to bring a female assistant on the trip.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
John Roberts Requests to Transfer Two Students to Carlisle
April 30, 1890

John Roberts, Superintendent of the Wind River Agency School, seeks to transfer two of his pupils to the Carlisle Indian School.

Alfred John Standing in forwarding Robert's letter to the Office of Indian Affairs notes that it would be favorable to obtain a party from the Agency if a fair...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Answer to Filling Teaching Position in Room Number 11
August 29, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt requests a reply to his letter requesting a new teacher for the Number 11 room. He further states that there should be no delay in filling the position and that he would prefer a male teacher.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Comments on Teaching Examination and Requests New Candidate
September 20, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt comments on the examination papers of Loren E. Wolfe and requests that a qualified candidate be provided.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Various Individuals Take Civil Service Exam
April 10, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt requests O. H. Bakeless and others be allowed to take the Civil Service Examination in order to take positions at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he would like the gender ratio of the teachers at Carlisle be 50/50.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Prefers Male Teacher for Room No. 11
June 1, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt informs W. N. Hailmann that he would prefer a man to be the teacher in Room No. 11.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Reiterates Request for Male Teacher in Room No. 11
June 10, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt follows up a letter from W. N. Hailmann of his previous letter requesting a male teacher for the No. 11 room.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
J. D. Sowerby Requests Transfer to Western School
May 16, 1899

J. D. Sowerby requests a transfer to a Western school as an assistant teacher. Richard Henry Pratt endorses the request and asks for an assistant male teacher as a replacement.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Teaching Positions be Filled by Mainly Men
July 19, 1905

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that with the exception of two female teachers with normal school training he would prefer all other vacant teaching positions be filled by male teachers.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Discusses Teachers and Vacancies at Carlisle
September 2, 1905

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding his preference to filling the remaining teaching vacancies at the Carlisle Indian School. Mercer also goes through the various teachers at the School.

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