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Pratt Details Reasons for Sending Stailey Norcross to Navajo Agency
March 28, 1894 - April 30, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt encloses correspondence regarding the employment of Stailey Norcross as a tailor at the Navajo Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School, 1894
August 25, 1894

Fifteenth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School for the 1893-1894 school year. Richard Henry Pratt provides an overview of the previous year focusing on both the academic and industrial training as well as the outing program. In addition, Pratt focuses on the Chicago World's Fair and...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Return Benjamin American Horse
August 25, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request to return Benjamin American Horse due to his health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Quarterly Report for Period Ending March 31, 1895
April 17, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt provides the Quarterly Report for the Quarter ending March 31, 1895. Pratt provides an overview of the academic classes and their progression. Also included is an account of the industrial training program and the outing program.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposed Appropriation for the 1897 Fiscal Year
July 6, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt provides his recommendations for the financial estimate for the 1897 fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School, 1894-1895
August 19, 1895

Sixteenth Annual Report for the Carlisle Indian School covering the 1894-1895 school year. The report begins with changes in enrollment of the various Nations. Richard Henry Pratt continues with his overall philosophy of educating Indian students including speaking English, industrial training,...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay for Labor and Supplies on Shop Addition
August 15, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase supplies and materials as well as to pay for labor in the construction of an addition to the industrial shops at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt also encloses blueprints showing his plans for the addition.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Maps and Diagrams
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Information on Three Former Students for Indian Service
September 1, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report on Levi St. Cyr, Calls Horse Looking, and Mark Penoi to W. N. Hailmann.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Expand Additional Industrial Shops
September 23, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the construction of the Carpenter, Shoe, and Tin Shops are underway and requests authority to purchase material for the addition of more Industrial Shops.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase 524 Pairs of Shoes
November 18, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase 524 pairs of boys and men's shoes due to the ongoing construction work at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Provides Recommendation for Clarence White Thunder
March 25, 1897

Alfred John Standing responds to a letter from W. N. Hailmann regarding Clarence White Thunder.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Provides Recommendations for Dion and Black Bear
March 29, 1897

Alfred John Standing provides a recommendation for Samuel Dion and Thomas Black Bear to W. N. Hailmann.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter Retained Informing Pratt Duties of Three Positions Should be Distributed
April 1, 1897

Letter retained in the Department from C. N. Bliss, Secretary of the Department of the Interior, to Richard Henry Pratt that informs him the duties of the Assistant Seamstress and Assistant Laundress positions should be distributed among other employees and incorporated as a part of the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Pay Students and Purchase Supplies
August 25, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay students for various tasks as well as purchasing supplies.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sample of Harness Leather
February 21, 1898

W. J. McConnell, Indian Inspector, encloses sample of harness leather that he describes as worthless and encourages the Secretary of the Interior to come to Carlisle for the commencement in order to meet with Richard Henry Pratt.

Format: Artifacts and Objects, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Quote to Build New Cases for Omaha Exposition
February 22, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt provides an estimate for new cases for an exhibit at the Omaha Exposition.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Protests Change in Ration Allowance Table
July 2, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt protests the decrease in the ration allowance table recently made by the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Purchase 3 Type Writers
August 26, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase three No. 3 Smith Premier type-writers for students looking for clerical positions.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report and Recommendations on the Carlisle Indian School and Outing System
September 24, 1898

A. O. Wright, Supervisor of Indian Schools, provides a report on the Carlisle Indian School focusing on the Outing School. Wright provides details of the school as he found it as well as provides recommendations for improvement.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Supplies Needed for Harness and Shoe Shops
October 18, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt forwards list of supplies needed for the shoe shop and harness shop at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Manufacture of Harness and Spring Wagons at Carlisle
November 18, 1898 - November 21, 1898

Thomas Ryan, Assistant Secretary of the Interior, forwards a letter of Richard Henry Pratt regarding the manufacture of spring wagons and harness at the Carlisle Indian School to the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plans and Specifications for Expansion to School Building
April 12, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt provides his recommendations for expanding the school building at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt provides blueprints along with the specifications for the expansion.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Maps and Diagrams
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Resignation of G. M. Shelby
June 7, 1900

G. M. Shelby informs Representative George W. Faris that he has resigned his position at the Carlisle Indian School due to false accusations made against him. Faris forwarded the letter to the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Additional Sloyd Equipment
September 13, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase additional equipment for the sloyd department on account of the transfer of a number of smaller students from the Lincoln Institute.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wallace Jemison Requests Return of Lucy Jamison
August 5, 1901

Wallace Jemison requests the return of his niece Lucy Jamison (here Lucy Jemison) from the Carlisle Indian School.

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

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