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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
Retaining Sisseton Sioux and Menominee Students at Carlisle
November 7, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt that, at the request of Hampton Institute director General Samuel Armstrong, six Sisseton Sioux children and two Menominee boys from Green Bay, Wisconsin will be retained at Carlisle. Their addition increases the school's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Menominee Boys from Carlisle to Hampton
November 19, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs a letter, sent to General Samuel Armstrong of the Hampton Institute by Green Bay agent E. Stephens. Stephens requests that two students just sent to Carlisle, Joseph Wishecoppy and Moses Nonway, be sent to Hampton to join two...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Transfer Charles Somains to Carlisle
January 12, 1882

Green Bay Agency Indian Agent E. Stephens proposes transferring Charles Somains from the Hampton Institute to the Carlisle Indian School rather than having him return home. Somains indicates that this is likely the best path for helping Somains and his mother.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice that Somains to be Transferred to Carlisle
January 18, 1882

S. C. Armstrong acknowledges that he will transfer Charles Somains to Carlisle at the earliest opportunity from the Hampton Institute.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Exchanging Students with the Lincoln Institute
June 21, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter received from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding small girls to be sent to the Lincoln Institute in Philadelphia. Pratt notes that he would be willing to send a number of young girls at Carlisle to be sent to the Lincoln Institute along with young boys...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Five Students to the Genoa School
December 26, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding a letter he has received from the Superintendent of the Genoa School to transfer five students to Genoa when the school opens in February 1884. Pratt states that while he is willing to send the students he does not believe the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposed Transfer of Small Girls to the Lincoln Institute
December 28, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt notes that the Lincoln Institute has appealed to him to help them fill their quota of students. As a result he proposes to transfer 26 girls including the small girls at Carlisle and four or five large girls who would be better served in a single sex school.

Format: Legal and Government Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Lincoln Institute Transfer and Reimbursement
January 2, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Lincoln Institute wants 27 students. He also asks if there is any trouble with the reimbursement to his funds that separate vouchers be taken for the Lincoln Institute for those from Arizona which would cover orders from June.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Information for Transferring Girls to Lincoln Institute
January 23, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Mrs. Cox is coming to the Carlisle Indian School to arrange for transferring girls to the Lincoln Institute. Pratt asks for the conclusions from the Office of Indian Affairs about authorizing the transfer.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry Regarding Transportation Costs for Lincoln Transfer
January 30, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt asks of the Office of Indian Affairs if he should pay for the transportation of 27 girls to the Lincoln Institute.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Louis Bordeaux Requests Daughters be Transferred Out of Carlisle
December 22, 1884

Louis Bourdeaux requests that his daughters Josephine and Martha be transferred from the Carlisle Indian School to Avoca. Bourdeaux writes that due to the outing program his daughters have rarely been at Carlisle and have instead been servants in various homes throughout Pennsylvania and so has...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sending Osage Students to Martinsburg
July 9, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt references a letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding the Osage students at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he has already returned 13 students and can transfer the remaining 43 students to Martinsburg.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Additional Students Needed due to Transfer of Osage Students
July 25, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt requests an additional 43 students to make up for the transfer of the Osage students to Martinsburg. He notes this is in addition to the 108 students that have already been authorized.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return of Osage Students being Sent to Juniata College
July 30, 1885 - August 7, 1885

L. J. Miles, U.S. Indian Agent for the Osage Agency inquires about returning Osage students who were set to be transferred to Juniata College and replaced with full blood students. Miles indicates that it would be possible to pay for the expense out of the Osage Fund. Richard Henry Pratt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Arrangements for Receiving Osage Students at Martinsburg
August 3, 1885

P. H. Bridenbaugh notes that the arrangements have been made for receiving Osage students being transferred from the Carlisle Indian School. He notes that in calculating the distance it is important to add an additional 22 miles on the Hollidaysburg Branch Road.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Osage Students Sent to Martinsburg
August 21, 1885

Alfred John Standing informs the Bureau of Indian Affairs that the Osage students were sent with P. H. Bridenbaugh to Martinsburg, Pennsylvania except for Carrie and Minnie Kennedy who were returned to their home.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Regret Over Transfer of Osage Students to Martinsburg
November 3, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a newspaper clip to the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding four students who had been transferred to the Martinsburg Indian School. He notes that he regrets sending the students to Martinsburg and the students mentioned in the clipping were exemplary students while...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposed Transfer of Apache Students at Hampton to Carlisle
June 15, 1886

Samuel C. Armstrong, Principal of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural School, notes that with Richard Henry Pratt willing to take all of the imprisoned children at Fort Marion that the Apache students at Hampton also be transferred to Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Office Letter Regarding Myrtie Tallchief
February 28, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding Myrtie Tallchief. Pratt informs the Office that on July 27, 1885 all of the Osage students at Carlisle were transferred to Martinsburg, Pennsylvania including Myrtie Tallchief.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to the Inquiry Regarding Return of Louis Bayhylle
April 5, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the return of Louis Bayhylle and his transfer to the Haskell Institute. Pratt notes that Bayhylle may return to his Agency at the end of the year but should likely remain at school for an additional period due to his young...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Final Report of Prisoners Held at Fort Marion
April 27, 1887

Final report of the prisoners held at Fort Marion including an account of births, deaths, and transfers to the Carlisle Indian School, Fort Pickens, and Mount Vernon Barracks.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Enrollment and Transfer of William Pollock to Carlisle
April 4, 1888 - April 16, 1888

Charles Robinson, Superintendent of the Haskell Institute, forwards a letter from Richard Henry Pratt requesting from the U.S. Indian Agent at the Pawnee Agency transportation for Pollock to the Carlisle Indian School. In the letter E. C. Osborne appends a note to the letter in forwarding the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Students from the Martinsburg Indian School to Carlisle
May 28, 1888 - May 31, 1888

P. A. Bridenbaugh, head of the Martinsburg Indian School, writes to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the transfer of Oneida students at Martinsburg to Carlisle. Bridenbaugh states that he has asked a policeman at the Agency to ask for consent for the transfer. Bridenbaugh also includes a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Five Apache Students Transferred to Mount Vernon Barracks
June 21, 1888

William Endicott, Secretary of War, that he has directed the five youths referred to in the Department of Interior letter have been transferred from Fort Pickens to Mount Vernon Barracks. They will be held at Mount Vernon until an appropriation is available to transport them to the Carlisle...

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

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