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Alfred J. Standing Recruitment In Kiowa and Comanche Agency
February 27, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt suggests to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Alfred J. Standing's experience and reputation at the Kiowa and Comanche Agency will help him select suitable students there. Pratt also suggests that this recruitment should be done according to his recent suggests...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Anna Ely Request Help for Recruiting Pawnee Children
August 18, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a request from Anna Ely to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to instruct the Pawnee Agency to send Pawnee children to Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Approval Sought for Transportation Appropriation for 1884
July 10, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests the approval for his request for $7000 in order to transport pupils to Carlisle. In particular, Pratt notes that one of the Carlisle Indian School teachers who returned with Pueblo students has seen 40 students from Laguna request to be enrolled at Carlisle. This is...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Arrival of Alfred Standing's Party in Wichita, Kansas
October 24, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Hayt noting that Alfred Standing has met up with him in Wichita, escorting Pawnee, Ponca, and Nez Perce students. Pratt notes that he is investigating the possibility of using wagons to transport the pupils to the Lawrence and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authority and Instructions Sought for Pratt's Trip West in 1886
August 20, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt requests full authority and instructions from the Office of Indian Affairs to travel West and recruit new students as soon as possible.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Carlisle Able to Receive 175 New Students in Fall of 1882
May 19, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt notes that with the upcoming return of 86 students to their homes the school will be able to accommodate 175 new students in the fall. Pratt notes that there are already 20 students from the Osage Nation and 25 from the Omaha Nation. He believes that many the remaining...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Carlisle Student Recruitment in the Fall of 1883
October 6, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides an update to the Secretary of the Interior on his recruitment of students for the Carlisle Indian School in the fall of 1883. Pratt notes that he can acquire some students from the Ponca and Nez Perce Agency, the Kiowa Agency, and the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Change of Orders for Richard Henry Pratt and Student Supplies Issues
October 28, 1879

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, acknowledging receipt of change orders allowing Pratt to remain in the East at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt also apologizes for troubles during his recent trip to Wichita, and suggests that better planning be made...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Cost of Recruiting Osage Students
November 17, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an inquiry that the cost of recruiting Osage students for the third quarter of 1882 was $2143.96.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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. 5)
August 1880

Page one had a report on a bill that would “increase educational privileges and establish industrial schools for the benefit of youth belonging to such nomadic Indian tribes as have educational treaty claims upon the United States.” It also talked about the creation of the Carlisle Industrial...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 7)
November 1880

Page one had a report on the first year of operation of the Carlisle Industrial School, mentioning when students arrived, how many and where from. Also it described several trades the students were learning what how they were learning them. Page two had information about the Menomonee Agency and...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1878
1878

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1878, containing reports on the Indians at the Hampton Institute and a Report of Lieut. Richard Henry Pratt regarding the recruitment of students for that school....

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1879
1879

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1879, containing the Commissioners report on Indian education. That report discusses the founding of the Carlisle Indian School under the command of Richard Henry...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
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, 1881
1881

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1881, containing the Second Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School. The report, written by Richard Henry Pratt, includes discussions of curriculum, student...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1882
1882

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1882, containing the Third Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School. The report, written by Richard Henry Pratt, includes discussions of school recruitment and...

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, 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
First Copy of School Newspaper and Report of School Progress
January 27, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt a copy of the first issue of Eadle Keatah Toh, the first newspaper published at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that charitable giving will fund the purchase of a better printing press, and discusses other...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Hampton Normal School Recruiting Married Omaha Couples
July 19, 1882 - July 22, 1882

Samuel C. Armstrong writes that the Hampton Normal Institute is willing to educate three married Omaha couples along with three girls and one boy as government students if A. C. Fletcher is able to bring them with the Sioux delegation going to the Carlisle Indian School. Richard Henry Pratt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Haworth Recommends Ten Pawnee Children Sent to Carlisle
August 21, 1882

Inspector J. M. Haworth recommends that the Pawnee Agency send ten Pawnee students to Carlisle five of whom were to be girls.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Immediate Need to Pupil Transportation from Wichita, Kansas
October 18, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Secretary of the Interior, pleading for the provision of immediate transportation of recruited students from Wichita, Kansas to Carlisle. The Indian Office had failed to provide transportation for the students in time, necessitating Pratt's plea.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry Regarding Enrolling 50 Boys from the Mescalero Agency
September 4, 1884

William H. H. Llewellyn, U.S. Indian Agent for the Mescalero Agency, notes that he was unable to secure any girls from the Agency to send to the Carlisle Indian School but has 50 boys ready to be enrolled. Inquiries whether Richard Henry Pratt will accept the students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Instructions for Navajo and Ute Recruitment
March 21, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt indicates that the delegation of students being recruited by the Rev. Sheldon Jackson should be left to the Indian Agents. He notes that the students Jackson can be more easily deceived and less likely to follow instructions. Pratt states that if there is difficulty in...

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

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