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Transportation of George Thomas to Fort Stevenson School
August 10, 1887 - September 12, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt refers to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs authorizing him to send George Thomas to the Fort Stevenson school to take over the Harness Shop. However, he notes that no provision was made for transportation.

The Commissioner of Indian Affairs forwards the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William Brown Requests to Return Home
February 23, 1888

William Brown, a member of the Sioux Nation, requests from the Office of Indian Affairs to return to his home on the Pine Ridge Agency in the early spring in order to prepare his farm. Brown also notes that he is engaged to another student from Pine Ridge who attended Carlisle and is ready to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry from Comanche Chief Regarding Annual Money
February 25, 1888 - March 29, 1888

Comanche Chief writes to his daughter asking her to have Richard Henry Pratt inquire about the annual money for the Agency. He also writes that his daughter stayed at the Carlisle Indian School to work on outing as a seamstress.

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the letter to the Office of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Three Stars Requests a Wagon from Carlisle
May 8, 1888

Three Stars requests a wagon produced by the Carlisle Indian School. Three Stars states that he has assisted the Agent for over eight years and he also believes that having the wagon would show others at the Agency the benefit of educating their children at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Luther Kuhns
May 28, 1888 - June 2, 1888

M. L. McKenzie, Clerk in Charge of the Pawnee Agency, requests the return of Luther Kuhns to the Agency in order for him to employed as a carpenter at the Agency. Richard Henry Pratt forwards the request to the Office of Indian Affairs stating Kuhns qualifications and noting that he will only be...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Build Addition to Teacher's Mess Hall
July 12, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to add an addition to the teacher's mess hall. Pratt details the work to be done and notes that most of the work can be done in house.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Application of A. N. Ebaugh
January 17, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the application for employment of A. N. Ebaugh by stating that he believes the industrial training in cities is lacking and that he would be unlikely to hire Ebaugh.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Responds Hill Children Should Remain at School
March 28, 1890

Alfred John Standing responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter by informing them that the Carlisle Indian School has Spring Wagons on hand. Including three spring or platform spring wagons which can be delivered in New York City at $58 each.

Includes a photo of one of the spring...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Photographs
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Information and Recommendation for Frank Conroy
August 15, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on Frank Conroy upon his application for a position as a blacksmith in the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Eleventh Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School
November 3, 1890

The Eleventh Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School. Richard Henry Pratt provides a history of the school from his days as the Captain of the 10th Calvary. Pratt then details the educational mission of the school as providing a basic knowledge of the English language along with teaching...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Outing Dispute Among Locals Near Genoa, Nebraska
June 4, 1891 - June 11, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt responds to correspondence regarding complaints made by labor organizations of Genoa Indian School students being used as laborers on a beet farm. Pratt suggests that the Genoa Superintendent is right but that he should focus on individual outing patrons rather than corporate...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Recommendations to Fort Totten School
June 6, 1891 - June 12, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter to the Office of Indian Affairs' he wrote to W. F. Canfield, Superintendent of the Fort Totten Training School, regarding his opinion on filling teaching positions with former students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Industrial Tin Smith Training for Wah-go-osh
June 11, 1891 - June 25, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding a letter from Henry M. Rice who discusses placing a Mille Lac Nation member in an industrial training program. Rice indicates that Wah-go-osh is quite adept at the tin smith trade but has had no formal training and would...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Authority to Pay for Freight Shipping
July 11, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for freight shipment of articles manufactured at the Carlisle Indian School and shipped to various Indian Agencies. In addition, Pratt requests authority to pay for freight shipment on articles shipped by the Department for the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate at Which School Can Furnish Department with Harness Snaps
September 17, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Carlisle Indian School can furnish 100 harness straps with snaps at $.85 each.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report Responding to Questions on the Carlisle Indian School
December 1891

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report responding to questions from the Office of Indian Affairs on the needs of the Carlisle Indian School. Included are discussions on the need for more land, additional educational needs, and industrial training including the limitations of the industrial...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Letter Regarding Paying Students
February 6, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the pay of students for apprentice work. Pratt provides the history of paying students at Carlisle and the justification for such payments. Also included is a copy of a letter written to a previous Commissioner of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of Charles H. Thompson
March 2, 1892

Charles H. Thompson forwards an inspection report of the Carlisle Indian School on March 2, 1892. Thompson's report examines a wide range of topics related to the School including the buildings, health of students, food, student's social lives, industrial training, outings, and academic training...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Proposal to Furnish Suit for Komalta
April 26, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Carlisle Indian School can supply a suit for Komalta at the same price they furnished for the Cheyennes.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Revision of Study for Indian Schools
August 8, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter in reference to a revision in the course of study for Indian schools. Pratt details the current course of study at the Carlisle Indian School and notes that the change in policy would require an additional two years of study. In...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Overview of Carlisle upon Inquiry of Commissioner
January 9, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter from Thomas J. Morgan providing him answers to various questions including the enrollment figures over the school's history and presently in 1893. He then discusses the education philosophy of the school when it comes to industrial training and the outing...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Lewis Levering's Request to Learn a Trade in Philadelphia
February 7, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter regarding a request by Lewis Levering to stop farming on the outing program and go to Philadelphia to learn a trade.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Discusses Various Matters Related to the Fort Belknap Agency
May 23, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from Lieutenant McAnaney in reference to vacancies at the Fort Belknap school. Pratt states that he did not mean to give a strong endorsement for a cook position for Lucy Enter Lodge and instead recommends Rosalie Ereaux. In addition, he discusses the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Days Worked by Louis Caswell on Farm
June 19, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Louis Caswell was employed at farming for 25 days in May 1893.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School, 1892-1893
August 31, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School for the 1892-1893 school year to the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt's narrative discusses the enrollment statistics of the school, academic and industrial education, the outing system, the saving system, as well as...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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