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Alfred J. Standing Recruitment In Kiowa and Comanche Agency

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
Arrival of Alfred Standing's Party in Wichita, Kansas

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
Change of Orders for Richard Henry Pratt and Student Supplies Issues

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
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

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
Immediate Need to Pupil Transportation from Wichita, Kansas

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
Letter from M. S. Juslyn to Cornelius R. Agnew, July 26, 1884

Acting Secretary in the Department of the Interior M. S. Juslyn writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew enclosing an order securing Agency and Indian Service assistance for Agnew while he is in the West. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, June 9, 1884

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding their upcoming trip to the west and the visit of Mr. Blaine to Carlisle to lay the cornerstone for Bosler Hall. This letter is part of a series of correspondence which can be found using the People tags. Transcript...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, December 11, 1883

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew with an update on the school and the rising number of students. He also writes about his desire to find benefactors interested in creating a new Indian industrial school to accommodate more students. This letter is part of a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, June 1, 1886

Superindendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding plans for new and renovated buildings at Carlisle.  Pratt states that he does not intend to take on more students, but rather to create a more individualized training environment.  He compares Carlisle's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, July 15, 1884

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew attempting to arrange a visit, as well as a trip to the west to recruit students.  Pratt asks Agnew to come along to help select healthy children, and suggests that they rest in the Las Vegas, New Mexico Hot Springs.  This...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, July 2, 1884

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding Agnew's nomination to an unnamed committee.  Pratt also discusses his ability to recruit more students thanks to the passing of the Indian Appropriations Bill.  This letter is part of a series of related...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Medical Discharge at Hampton and Recruitment for Carlisle

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Edwin J. Brooks regarding sick students discharged from the Hampton Institute. Pratt insists that too many boys were sent home, against his and the doctor's advice, and asserts that Spotted Tail and Red Cloud will be less interested in sending students to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Arrival of Group of Students from Wichita, Kansas

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, informing him that his party of recruited students, met and delayed in Wichita, Kansas, safely arrived in Carlisle the previous evening.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Board to Appraise Property

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding a board to appraise property at the Carlisle Barracks. Pratt notes that, because of the visit, he will be unable to meet a group of recruited students in the West, and instead suggests sending teachers Alfred J...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Borrowing Funds for Travel to Kansas

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt informing the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he is borrowing money for his travel west, and will be leaving that day.

Previously approved funds had not yet been made available to Pratt, despite numerous requests to the Commissioner. Pratt was...

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

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