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Request to Return Home Four Pine Ridge Students
March 21, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt seeks the authority to return home Horace, Rufus, Morgan, and Austin due to poor health from consumption and scrofula.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Policy of Returning Sick Children
March 24, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Department of Indian Affairs letter concerning the failure to return sick children back to their homes before their deaths. Pratt details two cases where students were too ill to be sent back to their homes. He further states that the initial students from the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Permission Sought to Return Sick Children Home in April 1882
April 5, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests action on an earlier letter requesting permission to return four students home to the Pine Ridge Agency due to ill health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Mary Home
April 4, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return Mary, a member of the Sioux Nation, home to the Pine Ridge Agency due to ill health along with the party previously mentioned.

Format: 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
Request to Send Irvine Home
April 17, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to send Irvine, a member of the Comanche Nation, home due to poor health. Pratt notes that Na as toe and Big Man are leaving for their Agency soon and can accompany Irvine home.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Albert Barnett and Henry Eagle Chief
September 2, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests to return Albert Barnett and Henry Eagle Chief to their homes due to their ill health. Pratt notes that he can escort the students back to their homes if he is given permission to visit the Navajo Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Monthly Sanitary Report of Sick and Wounded, September 1882
October 1882

Thomas Stewart Jr., school physician, compiles the monthly sanitary report for September 1882.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Monthly Sanitary Report of Sick and Wounded, November 1882
December 1882

O. G. Given, the school physician, compiles the monthly sanitary report for November 1882.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Special Estimate for Medical Supplies for December 1882
December 11, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt forwards special estimate for medical supplies in addition to a letter from the physician of the Carlisle Indian School Obediah Given describing the necessity of the supplies.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Northern Arapaho Students from Wyoming
February 10, 1883

Report on the Northern Arapaho students enrolled at Carlisle. Carlisle School physician O. G. Given provides a report on the health of some of the remaining Northern Arapaho students at Carlisle and recommends returning to their homes four boys. Richard Henry Pratt endorses this recommendation...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Physician Report of Newly Arrived Crow Students in 1883
March 13, 1883 - March 14, 1883

Carlisle Indian School physician O. G. Given provides a report on the recently arrived Crow students from Carlisle. As a result of the report Pratt recommends including additional Agency health examinations.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Katie La Croix to Her Home
March 22, 1883

Request to return Katie La Croix to her home at the Sisseton Agency due to a pulmonary illness when the U.S. Indian Agent for the Sisseton Agency returns from Washington D.C.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Alfred Brown and Clement Black Deer Home
March 26, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt writes that the father of Alfred Brown requests his son be sent home in order to see him due to his illness. Pratt also notes that Clement Black Deer is ill and will require some time to recover and may benefit from being sent home as well.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return George Walker Home
April 2, 1883

Request to return George Walker, a member of the Sioux Nation, who remained at the Carlisle Indian School at the behest of the Sisseton Agency Indian Agent in order to further learn the harness making trade. Pratt recommends returning Walker to his home due to the Agent visiting Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Hears Fire and Steals the Bear
April 9, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt returns to the Indian Affairs Office a letter from U.S. Indian Agent H. J. Armstrong from the Crow Agency and recommends returning Hears Fire and Steals the Bear to their home.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Tommie McGillycuddy and Oliver Spotted Tail
April 9, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return to their homes Tommie McGillycuddy and Oliver Spotted Tail due to tuberculous infections. As a result of their conditions Pratt notes that they will need an escort to accompany them on their way home.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Send Home Fannie Merrick and Mary Tyndall
May 4, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests to send home Fannie Merrick and Mary Tyndall. Pratt notes that Alice C. Fletcher is set to visit the Omaha reservation and can escort the two students back.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Jane Freeman to Her Home
May 18, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return Jane Freeman, a member of the Creek Nation, to her home due to pulmonary trouble.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Fanny Morning and Kaha Kuh Home
June 1, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return Fanny Morning and Kaha Kuh to their homes as a precautionary measure due to their health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Reference Letter for Returning Manuelito to His Home
July 9, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt follows up on his earlier letter emphasizing his request to return Manuelito Chou as soon as possible due to his poor health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Five Students to Their Homes
July 9, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return and pay expenses for Manuelito Chou, Francisco, Eva Rufina, and Edward Myers to be returned to their homes due to their health. In addition, Pratt requests authority to return John Bull to be returned to his home due to the expiration of his term...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Difficulties in Securing Children at the Rosebud Agency
August 11, 1883 - November 22, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt documents his trip to the Rosebud Agency where he attempted to secure 90 students for the Carlisle Indian School. He notes that after an initial meeting where this was received with much enthusiasm he failed to gather the allotted students due to the work of the Catholic...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Death of Gertrude Spotted Tail
September 5, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt reports on the death of Gertrude Spotted Tail while living in Andalusia, Pennsylvania with a Carlisle Indian School teacher during the summer. Pratt also notes the health and death differences between the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agency students.

Pratt concludes with a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Ill Students in 1883
September 10, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return a number of students to their homes due to ill health in addition to the students who are being returned due to the expiration of their terms.

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

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