Requests to Return Home

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Return Home of High Bear Jr.
January 1, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt reports that the visit of Ponca Chiefs Harry Bear, Standing Eagle, and White Buffalo went well. He also notes that Chief Harry Bear asked that his son be returned home due to his falling ill multiple times at Carlisle. Pratt notes that he approved the return home of the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Permission to Return Two Sioux Students Home
January 29, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt recommends returning two students from the Sioux Nation. The first is Lawrence due to ill health and the second is Philip Good Voice due to a request from his father and his current home sickness which may lead to poor health in the future.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Clarification Sought on Sending Children Home Early
February 15, 1881 - March 2, 1881

W. J. Cleveland writes to Richard Henry Pratt seeking clarification on the government's policy in regards to sending children home prior to their term of enrollment ending. Cleveland writes that since Spotted Tail was given permission to pay the expenses in returning his children home others...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Immediate Need to Send Home Lawrence
February 15, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt notes that their is an immediate need to return home Lawrence due to a decline in his health. If their proposed escort can not leave soon then Pratt advises having a conductor accompany Lawrence and Philip Good Voice. However, he needs authority to pay the expense.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Send Dora Brave Bull Home
February 25, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to send Dora home to the Rosebud Agency with Dr. Faulkner.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Send William Young Home
May 2, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt writes to seek the authority to send William Young, a member of the Nez Perce Nation, home before the expiration of his term due to illness.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Three Former Florida Prisoners Home
May 9, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt writes to seek authority to pay to send home three former prisoners who remained east for their education. The sponsor of Paul Zotom and David Oakerhater had them trained in agriculture as well as being ordained as deacons in the Episcopal Church while studying in Paris Hill...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letters Sent to Pratt from the Rosebud Agency Regarding Return of Children
May 23 - June 8, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs two letters he received from the Rosebud Agency. One concerns the deaths of Rosebud students while at Carlisle and the desire of the Rosebud Sioux Chiefs to educate their children closer to home. The second from Black Crow...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request Telegraph Authority to Return Eight Sick Students Home
June 7, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to return eight students home due to their health resulting from the measles and scarlet fever outbreaks. To allow them to travel more comfortably Pratt requests a response via telegraph in order to send them on a through car to Kansas City.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Send Gilbert and Norman Home
September 1, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for the expenses of returning to their homes Gilbert and Norman due to their poor health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requests Authority to Send James Home
September 1, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to send James, a member of the Sioux Nation, back to his home.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authority Sought to Return Duke to His Home
December 13, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to send Duke to his home at the Rosebud Agency at government expense due to his poor health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authority Sought in Approving Return of Lincoln
February 20, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authorization for his actions in allowing Lincoln to return with his father due to his health and covering the expense of the return trip.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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
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
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 for Moses Nonway to be Sent Home
May 10, 1882

The father of Moses Nonway requests that his son be returned to his home in order to help him on his farm due to his poor health. Richard Henry Pratt believes that the request should be approved and sent home along with Charles Somains with U.S. Indian Agent E. Stephens.

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
Request to Return Harvey White Shield Home
January 19, 1883

Notice of the death of White Shield is received by Richard Henry Pratt from U.S. Indian Agent John D. Miles. As a result Pratt requests authorization for sending home his son Harvey in order to provide help to the family. In addition, Pratt requests sending home two young Arapaho Nation girls...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Allow Frank Engler to Visit His Home
January 22, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to allow Frank Engler to return home due to his mother's illness. Pratt writes that other members of the Cheyenne Nation have pooled their money to cover Engler's transportation expense and recommends allowing him to return for a brief time.

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

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