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Richard H. Pratt Recommendations for School Enrollment Rules
February 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding a desire by the Secretary of the Interior to increase enrollment at Carlisle. Pratt suggests that a number of new rules be adopted regarding students' ages, gender ratio, and health. Pratt also suggests that the children...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Medicine from Carlisle Barracks
February 28, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that medicine transferred from the War Department is not needed at Carlisle, as his homeopathic physician will supply his own. Pratt suggests that the medicines be sent elsewhere.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Death of Henry Jones
March 19, 1880

Dr. J. S. Bender notifies Richard Henry Pratt of the death of Henry Jones, a member of the Iowa Nation, due to advanced endocarditis. Dr. Bender notes that a post-mortem examination was performed alongside local physician Dr. J. R. Bixler. Pratt forwards this notice to the Commissioner of Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return Home of High Bear Jr.
January 1, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt reports that the visit of Ponca Chiefs Harry Bear, Standing Eagle, and White Buffalo went well. He also notes that Chief Harry Bear asked that his son be returned home due to his falling ill multiple times at Carlisle. Pratt notes that he approved the return home of the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Death of Dennis (Strikes First)
January 20-25, 1881

Carlisle Indian School physician, C. H. Hepburn, reports on the death of Dennis Strikes First due to Typhoid Pneumonia on January 19, 1881.

Note: In this record the student is identified as Denis.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Examination of Newly Arrived Creek Students
January 26, 1881 - January 27, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a report on the health of the newly arrived Creek students from the school physician C. H. Hepburn. Hepburn indicates four students who have been physically affected by illness and comments on the age of the children as compared to the age they provided. Pratt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Permission to Return Two Sioux Students Home
January 29, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt recommends returning two students from the Sioux Nation. The first is Lawrence due to ill health and the second is Philip Good Voice due to a request from his father and his current home sickness which may lead to poor health in the future.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Physicians Report on Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Pueblo Students
February 9, 1881 - February 17, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a report from the Carlisle School physician C. H. Hepburn on the health of students recently arrived from the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Pueblo Nations to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Immediate Need to Send Home Lawrence
February 15, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt notes that their is an immediate need to return home Lawrence due to a decline in his health. If their proposed escort can not leave soon then Pratt advises having a conductor accompany Lawrence and Philip Good Voice. However, he needs authority to pay the expense.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Additional Funds to Purchase Food for Ill Children
February 19, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks additional funding to purchase food to meet the requirements outlined by the school surgeon for ill children including butter, milk, and eggs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Physicians Report on Newly Arrived Osage Students
February 28, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the report of school physican C. H. Hepburn on the health of the newly arrived students from the Osage Nation. Pratt notes that the students are quite satisfactory with the exception that are too few girls.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Physicians Report on Newly Arrived Students from the Shoshone Agency
March 14, 1881

C. H. Hepburn, the Carlisle School Physican, reports on the general good health of the newly arrived students from the Shoshone Agency in the Wyoming Territory. He notes one student has scarring associated with scrofula but has no current enlarged lymph nodes and is presently healthy.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Sending Curtis and Roman Nose Home
March 24, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has sent Curtis home with Roman Nose as a guardian rather than wait for Bear's Heart to accompany the student home due to Curtis' health. Roman Nose was requested to return home by the Indian Agent L. J. Miles.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Outbreak of Measles Among Students
March 26, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt writes to inform the Commissioner of Indian Affairs of an outbreak of measles among the students of a mild type. He notes that as of March 26, 1881 their were fifty-four cases in bed.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Deaths of Three Students
April 22 - May 4, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the reports of school physician C. H. Hepburn on the deaths of Dora (Her Pipe), Rose (Red Rose), and Albert. Hepburn provides details on the treatment and condition of each student as well as their illnesses including measles, Bronchopneumonia or Bronchitis, and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Scarlett Fever Outbreak at Carlisle Indian School
May 2, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt reports that a Scarlett Fever outbreak as occurred at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that there has been an outbreak in the borough of Carlisle for the past three months during which he has instituted a quarantine for the last two months including removing his...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Send William Young Home
May 2, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt writes to seek the authority to send William Young, a member of the Nez Perce Nation, home before the expiration of his term due to illness.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Deaths of Edward Upright and Giles
May 6-9, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the report of the Carlisle School physician C. H. Hepburn on the deaths of Edward Upright and Giles. Hepburn notes the cause of death resulting from scarlet fever as well as pneumonia while recovering from measles.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request Telegraph Authority to Return Eight Sick Students Home
June 7, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to return eight students home due to their health resulting from the measles and scarlet fever outbreaks. To allow them to travel more comfortably Pratt requests a response via telegraph in order to send them on a through car to Kansas City.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Send Gilbert and Norman Home
September 1, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for the expenses of returning to their homes Gilbert and Norman due to their poor health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Attention Called to the Account of Dr. Faulkner
September 3, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt, brings to attention the account of Carlisle School physician Dr. W. H. Faulkner who was advanced two hundred dollars to accompany two sick students to their homes. According to Pratt this transaction was approved by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs but the official...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Extended Outing Finalized and Summer Outing Report
September 16, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt comments that he has made arrangements to allow six large boys to remain in their summer outing homes. In addition, 17 other boys and 6 girls were found homes for the fall period. Pratt notes that he consulted with the students on their preferences and that the school will...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Expenses for Travel of Steve Willamson for Treatment
October 18, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt details the course of actions he took to treat Steve Willamson, a member of the Arapaho Nation, by sending him and the school physician to the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pratt requests that the costs associated with the travel for this treatment be...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authority Sought to Return Duke to His Home
December 13, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to send Duke to his home at the Rosebud Agency at government expense due to his poor health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Unaccounted Expenses from Dr. Faulkner
January 16, 1882 - May 6, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt relays a copy of the last message he received from former Carlisle Indian School physician Dr. W. H. Faulkner regarding expenses accrued by Dr. Faulkner while returning two students to their homes at the Rosebud Agency. Due to delays Dr. Faulkner was stuck at Prairie du Chien...

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

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