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Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 1)
January 1880

The first page opened with a report titled "THE INDIAN TRAINING SCHOOL," that described the progress of the school, its Christian methods, the work of the Florida boys preparing buildings for use, the importance of the town Sunday Schools, the school curriculum that emphasized farmwork for boys...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 9)
March 1881

Page one had a list of requests to the United States President from W. E. Dodge, Howard Crosby, John Hall, S. M. Moore, W m. C. Gray, S. It. Riggs, and T. M. Sinclair, making several requests, such as asking for titles to their land and for Indians to have more defined protection under the Law....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1880
1880

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of Indian Affairs for the fiscal year ending 1880, containing the First Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School. The report, written by First Lieutenant Richard Henry Pratt, discusses the school's...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1884
1884

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1884, containing the Fifth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School. The report, written by Richard Henry Pratt, includes discussions of enrollments, transfers,...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1889
1889

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1889, containing the Tenth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a school...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 7)
September 28, 1888

The first page opened with an untitled poem warning of the evils of debt, followed by “Eet, Kit-E-Ko Give It To Me: A True Story,” about fictional Aunt Martha’s exasperation after generously giving away all her potatoes to hungry Pawnee women. The story continued on page four. Page two featured...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 8)
October 5, 1888

The first page opened with a poem “The Two Words,” followed by Lucy Jordan’s letter to the Man-On-The-Band-Stand titled “Carlisle A Bright Picture” in which she mused about her days’ past at Carlisle and life at home on the Stockbridge Reservation. Next came “A Budget of News from Eliza Bell” (...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Materials Request for Picket Fence
October 6, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs requesting materials and funds to erect a "picket fence six feet high to keep Indians in and citizens out" of the Carlisle Indian School campus.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Board to Appraise Property
October 9, 1879

Richard H. Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding a board to appraise property at the Carlisle Barracks. Pratt notes that, because of the visit, he will be unable to meet a group of recruited students in the West, and instead suggests sending teachers Alfred J....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Makes Limited Report on the Haskell Indian School
July 12, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt in compliance with a request from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the Haskell Indian School. Pratt notes that upon his arrival in San Francisco from his recent trip to Japan he received a letter from Haskell Superintendent Charles Francis Meserve asking him to stop at...

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
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
Wheelock Seeks Collection of Debts from Chester P. Cornelius
April 14, 1896 - June 28, 1897

Dennison Wheelock seeks assistance from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the creditors of Chester P. Wheelock in Carlisle, Pennsylvania seeking repayment.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt to Employ Local Physician Rather than Hire Regular
March 13, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he will ask for an attending physician from the town of Carlisle, Pennsylvania for the ensuing year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides a Recommendation for Timothy Henry
August 26, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter from W. N. Hailmann regarding a position for Timothy Henry in the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Replies to Department Circular and Origins of Carlisle Pamphlet
October 25, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular answering questions about the Carlisle Indian School including the buildings and grounds and school farm. Also included is a pamphlet titled How Carlisle School Originated.

Format: Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Visit of Carlisle Citizens with Commissioner Leupp
January 6, 1908

These materials include a telegram from a group of Carlisle citizens requesting an audience with Commissioner of Indian Affairs Francis Leupp, regarding a request to postpone the appointment of a new superintendent for the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Praise for Carlisle by J. F. Murray
June 6, 1913

These materials include a typed and hand-written copy of a letter from J. F. Murray, praising the Carlisle Indian School. Murray discusses numerous topics, including Carlisle's assimilationist mission, appropriations and finances, discipline, local reactions to the school, and the school's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint Regarding Commercial Competition for Carriage Painting
December 1, 1914 - January 2, 1915

These materials include a complaint from local Carlisle businessman John H. Lau against Charles H. Carns, the painter at the Carlisle Indian School. Lau, of the local carriage-maker E. A. Lau and Sons, claimed that Carns was inappropriately undercutting his carriage-painting costs. After...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of J. H. Dortch for May 1915
May 1, 1915

These materials include an inspection report of J. H. Dortch for his visit to the Carlisle Indian School. His report includes discussions of new staff, the school's physical plant and curriculum, and continued disciplinary changes being enacted under Superintendent Oscar Hiram Lipps.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Article Regarding Student Discipline and Town Interactions
May 3-12, 1915

These materials include a newspaper clipping, an internal circular order, and correspondence regarding an article in the Carlisle Herald regarding the discipline of male and female students of the Carlisle Indian School, who reportedly visited the east end of the town for parties with...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Discipline Inspection Report of H. B. Peairs for May 1915
May 20-29, 1915

These materials include a report and correspondence regarding H. B. Peairs' investigation of discipline at the Carlisle Indian School in May, 1915. The report notes numerous improvements that were made and should be pursued. Superintendent Oscar Hiram Lipps addresses the report's recommendations...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Participation of Carlisle Indian School Band in the Preparedness Parade
June 7-16, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding the participation of the Carlisle Indian School band in the Preparedness Parade in Washington, D.C. The parade was designed to be a show of patriotism, and the Interior Department wanted to have a strong presence. Also included in the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Death of Isaac Longshore
June 24, 1918 - June 2, 1919

This document contains correspondence concerning the death of Isaac Longshore, a former student who returned to the school for a visit. Longshore was interred in the school cemetery.

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