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Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 3)
May 1880

Page one opened with statistics on what tribe, age, and gender the students were. There were also various reviews of other schools, both day and boarding, and information on their attendance. Page two had an article on the actions of the Indians who were opposed to the Indian schools and the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
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, 1887
1887

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1887, containing the Eighth 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
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1891
1890-1891

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1891, containing the Twelfth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a table...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1894
1894

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1894, containing the Fifteenth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a table...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1901
1901

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1901, containing the Twenty-Second Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1906
1906

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1906, containing the Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent William A. Mercer, includes...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 46)
June 24, 1887

The first page opened with the poem "What a Jug Did," reprinted from An Old Scrap Book followed by a piece called "Nice Letter from Mr. Standing," made up of abstracts from his trip West returning Carlisle students to their home agencies. Standing mentioned there was a special travel...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 6)
September 21, 1888

The first page opened with an untitled poem by J. W. Burgess reprinted from Sunshine, followed by “Our Walnut Tree” about the Man-On-the-Band-Stand’s efforts to keep students from picking green walnuts. The second page began with “The Captain,” which described the speech Capt. Pratt...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 11)
November 1, 1889

The first page opened with a poem by Ella Wheeler with the first line "Oh What Am I but an Engine Shod” followed by the next installment of the series titled “How An Indian Girl Might Tell Her Own Story if She Had the Chance: Founded on Actual Observations of the Man-on-the-band-stand’s Chief...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 7)
October 4, 1889

The first page opened with a poem "Bear It in Mind” followed by the third installment of the series titled “How An Indian Girl Might Tell Her Own Story if She Had the Chance: All Founded on Actual Observations of the Man-on-the-band-stand’s Chief Clerk” which continued on the fourth page. Page...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 2, No. 3)
August 1881

The August edition opens with an Article on the need to be useful the Carlisle Children feel, and how badly the writer felt when unable to work while sick. It continued onto page four. Page two brings Samuel Townsend (Pawnee) stepping down as editor with Charles Kihega (Iowa) taking his place....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 2, No. 7)
December 1881

The first page opens with a letter from Ruben Quick Bear to his friend Austin, reassuring him that it is okay to make mistake when learning a new language. There was also an article describing the students as “Reapers of Knowledge.” Page two had Sarah, a Creek girl, wrote about the cooking...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 2, No. 8)
January 1882

Page one described George W. Walker’s visit to the country, the people he met and how he would like to go to school with them. There was also thank note from Dessie Prescott to her teacher for a Christmas gift she received. Page opened with a letter from Edgar G. Squirrel talked of the shame the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Request to Sell Mules and Purchase Farm Horses
March 8, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to sell two old mules, transferred from the War Department, and to purchase two farm horses.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Continuance of Lease of Farm
May 29, 1889

R. V. Beet, Acting Commissioner of the Office of Indian Affairs, requests the return of the lease of farm in Carlisle, Pennsylvania between James A. McCauley, Robert Henderson, Richard Henry Pratt and Hiram Price for a one year continuance from the Comptroller of the Treasury.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Actions Taken in Response to Tuberculosis Outbreak Among Cattle
January 6, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of an outbreak of tuberculosis amongst the school's cattle. Pratt provides an outline of actions taken by him and various government officials to resolve the outbreak.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Replenish School Farm Cow Herd
April 23, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt requests to expend the money received by the Carlisle Indian School due to the transfer of cows affected with tuberculosis to purchase new cows.

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
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 Requests Authority to Pay Assistants on Dairy
January 15, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay two Indian assistants at the dairy as milkers during the quarter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Fill Dairy Position with Three Students
April 28, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that William Gray, Dairyman, has been called up to join his National Guard company for duty. As a result Pratt requests to pay three Indian students to fill his position until his return.

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
Inspection Report of W.S. Coleman for May 1918
May 1, 1918

This material includes the May 1918 inspection of the Carlisle Indian School by W. S. Coleman. The included correspondence between Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells and Coleman discusses the health conditions of outing students and the general campus, conditions at the school farm, and...

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