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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 Requests Authority to Purchase Boiler for New School Building
November 6, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the new school building is too large for any of the boilers at Carlisle. Pratt further requests that he be authorized to purchase a boiler from the Star Steam Heater Co.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Office Circular Regarding Physical Plant and Supplies
February 25, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular by providing answers related to the Carlisle Indian School focused on the buildings and grounds as well as providing enrollment statistics. Additionally, included are lists of supplies including furniture in various buildings,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Maps and Diagrams, Reports
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
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
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
Fire Precautions Taken at the Carlisle Indian School
April 18, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding fire precautions taken at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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
Pratt Responds to Letter from Local Carlisle Attorney
March 1, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding a letter from local attorney George Hayes pertaining to a student under discipline.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Re-Enroll Robert Depoe
March 13, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests to enroll Robert Depoe in order to allow him to attend the Carlisle High School as well as participate as a member of the band during the possible visit to Paris.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Details Willingness to Depart with School Fire Engine
August 5, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the fire engine at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt details that he is not willing to depart with the school's fire engine unless it is replaced with one as equally good.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Details Privilege's Given Religious Denominations at Carlisle
November 7, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the privilege's that have been granted the Catholic Church at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt further details the history of interactions between the School and the various religious denominations in Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Petition to War Department Related to Dam
January 23, 1902 - May 12, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the petition of J. A. Hildebrandt to the War Department related to a dam erected on leased land for the purpose of creating a skating pond.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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