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Request for a Teaching Appointment
September 21, 1879

Haus Eugen Bahn writes to Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz regarding the news that an Indian school will soon be established in Carlisle. Bahn requests an appointment as teacher at the school.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Application for Employment from Edward Bloeden
October 2, 1879 - December 8, 1879

Edward Bloeden writes to U.S. Indian Inspector William J. Pollock looking for a job, so Pollock forwards Bloden's letter to Richard Henry Pratt. Pratt forwards Bloeden's letter to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt and states that he doesn't know him well but believes he could be a good...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Application for Employment from Edward Bloeden
October 27 - November 9, 1879

Edward Bloeden writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt to request employment at the Carlisle Indian School. He specifically refers to being a "steward" of the school.

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Application from Anna H. Haines for Appointment as Matron
October 30, 1879

Anna H. Haines asks Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz if an Indian boarding school has been established in Carlisle. If so, she asks to be appointed as matron for the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Variety of Updates on the Carlisle Indian School
December 1, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt provides Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt with a variety of updates about the Carlisle Indian School: everyone is in good health, he will send Hayt a uniform sample in a few days, his corps of assistants is almost complete, he's found a clerk, he'd like to keep a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Application for Employment from W. H. Stevens
December 9-18, 1879

W. H. Stevens applies to be a physician at the Carlisle Indian School. Stevens includes four letters of recommendation to support his application.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Employment of a Doctor
December 9, 1879

Richard H. Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Dr. J. J. Bender would be willing to be the Indian School's doctor for $600 per year. However, Dr. Bender is the leading physician in the town of Carlisle and has many patients. Pratt suggests that it could be better for the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for the Rest of the $4,000 Needed
December 10, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt regarding a request for $4,000 from November 4th. Pratt states that Hayt only sent him $1,031. Pratt then asks for the rest of the requested funds, particularly the $2,100 needed for rations.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Temporary Employment of Dr. J. J. Bender
December 12, 1879

Richard H. Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Dr. J. J. Bender will be hired in a temporary capacity. Dr. Bender will visit the school as often as necessary and will "take charge of all cases of sickness."

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Permanently Hire Dr. J. J. Bender
December 27, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Dr. J. J. Bender's temporary employment "has proven acceptable" and requests to permanently hire him for $700 per year .

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Employment Application for Olive Roberts as Teacher
January 4, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs a letter from Olive Roberts, requesting employment as a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School. Roberts states that they previously ran the Crow Creek boarding school in Dakota. Pratt requests more information about Roberts, and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Desire to Permanently Hire George LeRoy Brown as Disciplinarian
February 23, 1880 - March 2, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs A. O. Hyde that his son-in-law Lieutenant George LeRoy Brown has been using leave of absence from his post in Dakota to serve as the disciplinarian for the male students at the Carlisle Indian School but will have to return soon. As Pratt thinks this would be a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Detail George LeR. Brown to Carlisle
March 2, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, requesting that he petition the War Department to detail George LeR. Brown to service at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt states that Brown had served at Carlisle during his leave of absence from the Army, and that Brown showed...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendations for Recruiter in Colorado and New Mexico
March 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt recommends George LeR. Brown as a recruiter for the Carlisle Indian School among the agencies in Colorado and New Mexico. Pratt suggests that the assignment is difficult, and that Brown is the only person he trusts for the job.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire Teacher Jennie L. Woodbury
March 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt states that he has had trouble finding quality teachers but recently found Jennie L. Woodbury, who started on March 11 for $45 per month. Pratt strongly urges Commissioner of Affairs R. E. Trowbridge to approve this hire and wage.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire Instructor to Start Student Band
April 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that when the late and former Commissioner, E. A. Hayt, visited the school several months ago, he recommended that Pratt hire an instructor and start a student band at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt has finally found...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Irregular Employees, April 1880
May 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a monthly report of irregular employees for April 1880 to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Pay Assistant Matron Zonie McKenzie's Claim
June 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he hired Zonie McKenzie to serve as an interpreter and assistant matron when he brought Sioux students to the Carlisle Indian School in 1879. Pratt notes that he paid her a monthly salary of $10 and covered her expenses and requests...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Application for Employment from C. W. Kise
August 1, 1880

C. W. Kise applies to be the Carlisle Indian School physician. Kise includes a petition and letter recommendation in support of his application.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Irregular Employees, July 1880
September 7, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt transmits his Report of Irregular Employees for July 1880.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Report of Irregular Employees, August 1880
September 9, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt transmits his Report of Irregular Employees for August 1880.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire Dr. Hepburn as School Physician
September 17, 1880

Lieutenant Richard H. Pratt requests to hire Dr. C. H. Hepburn as the Carlisle Indian School physician at $900 per year. Hepburn will exclusively treat students and employees, live on campus, and deliver weekly health lectures to the students.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Irregular Employees, September 1880
October 13, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt transmits his Report of Irregular Employees for September 1880.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Irregular Employees, November 1880
December 3, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt transmits his Report of Irregular Employees for November 1880.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Outing Host's Experience and Desire for Reimbursement for Students' Board
December 13, 1880

Alex Hyde writes to Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz about his experience as an outing host for three Carlisle Indian School students, Lillie, Stephen, and Frank, in the Summer of 1880. Hyde states that he heard about outing from his daughter, Mary R. Hyde, who works as a girl's matron at...

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

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