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Expression Against Screening Student Mail
December 19, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, responding to a forwarded letter from Major Pollock of the Rosebud Agency. Pratt argues against screening students' letters home, suggesting that it would harm the government's relationship with their parents and chiefs....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Complaints Made by Mary M. Kennedy
December 11, 1892 - April 1, 1893

Mary M. Kennedy provides Thomas J. Morgan two letters regarding claims made by students at Carlisle regarding their punishment over complaints that they are not receiving enough food to eat. She further states that Richard Henry Pratt punishes students when he hears they have written home...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Claims by Mary M. Kennedy Against the Carlisle School and Request for Return
January 30, 1893

Mary M. Kennedy writes to the Office of Indian Affairs requesting that the New York students at the Carlisle Indian School be returned. Kennedy claims that the students are not receiving enough food to eat. In addition, one student whose father requested his return was claimed to be healthy by...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mary M. Kennedy Requests Return of Her Granddaughter
March 31, 1893

Mary M. Kennedy writes to Thomas J. Morgan asking him to help her granddaughter at the Carlisle Indian School. Kennedy claims that her granddaughter is in danger and that all of the students are afraid of Richard Henry Pratt. Kennedy ends her letter by requesting the return of her granddaughter...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint by Mamie Vilcan
November 2, 1913 - January 2, 1914

These materials include correspondence regarding a complaint made by Mamie Vilcan that Anna Ridenour, Matron, was opening her mail. The Commissioner of Indian Affairs asked Superintendent Friedman to look into the affair, and later reiterated that officials should abide by the law while...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Confiscated Postcards Sent to Carlisle Students
November 21, 1913 - February 20, 1914

These materials include postcards sent to female students attending the Carlisle Indian School. These postcards were confiscated by school officials who believed that their subject matter was inappropriate for their recipients. The confiscation was done "in accordance with Section 156 of the...

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