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Return Home of High Bear Jr.
January 1, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt reports that the visit of Ponca Chiefs Harry Bear, Standing Eagle, and White Buffalo went well. He also notes that Chief Harry Bear asked that his son be returned home due to his falling ill multiple times at Carlisle. Pratt notes that he approved the return home of the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Indian Office Arrange Transportation for Return of Sioux Students
February 24, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt suggests that the Indian Office arrange transportation for Lawrence and Philip Good Voice to return home under the care of Dr. Faulkner. He notes that he has not been provided orders Sioux City and Pacific Rail Road which is subsidized.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Sending Curtis and Roman Nose Home
March 24, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has sent Curtis home with Roman Nose as a guardian rather than wait for Bear's Heart to accompany the student home due to Curtis' health. Roman Nose was requested to return home by the Indian Agent L. J. Miles.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Unaccounted Expenses from Dr. Faulkner
January 16, 1882 - May 6, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt relays a copy of the last message he received from former Carlisle Indian School physician Dr. W. H. Faulkner regarding expenses accrued by Dr. Faulkner while returning two students to their homes at the Rosebud Agency. Due to delays Dr. Faulkner was stuck at Prairie du Chien...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authority Sought in Approving Return of Lincoln
February 20, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authorization for his actions in allowing Lincoln to return with his father due to his health and covering the expense of the return trip.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Blue Horse Discusses His Son and One Horse Buggy
March 16, 1882 - March 22, 1882

Blue Horse writes to Richard Henry Pratt regarding his son who is studying at the school and inquiring about a one horse buggy. Blue Horse states that his son can be sent home when he is skillful enough to carry out the trade he is learning.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return Home of Initial Delegation of Rosebud and Pine Ridge Students
May 17, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt writes that the initial delegation of students from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Agencies terms of enrollment are set to expire and authorization for funds to return them. Pratt notes that many of the students wish to remain but that their parents desire them to return home. He...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return Home of Students from Various Agencies in 1882
May 17, 1882 - June 8, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt refers to his previous letter informing the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that only twenty-five students will stay on at Carlisle. As a result Pratt seeks approval for the expense of returning the remaining students to their homes in the current fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Terms of Enrollment Set to Expire for Initial Delegations
May 17, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt writes that the terms of enrollment for students from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency; the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency; the Sisseton Agency; the Pawnee Agency; the Ponca Agency; and the Green Bay Agency.

Pratt notes that half of the students whose terms are set...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Northern Arapaho Students from Wyoming
February 10, 1883

Report on the Northern Arapaho students enrolled at Carlisle. Carlisle School physician O. G. Given provides a report on the health of some of the remaining Northern Arapaho students at Carlisle and recommends returning to their homes four boys. Richard Henry Pratt endorses this recommendation...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Students to be Returned Home in 1883
March 26, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of students to be returned to their homes at the end of their enrollment terms. Pratt notes that many of these students have expressed a desire to remain and notes that Agents should attempt to secure permission from their parents for their children to remain...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Reference Letter for Returning Manuelito to His Home
July 9, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt follows up on his earlier letter emphasizing his request to return Manuelito Chou as soon as possible due to his poor health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Five Students to Their Homes
July 9, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return and pay expenses for Manuelito Chou, Francisco, Eva Rufina, and Edward Myers to be returned to their homes due to their health. In addition, Pratt requests authority to return John Bull to be returned to his home due to the expiration of his term...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return 43 Students to Their Homes
August 16, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to send 43 pupils to their homes following the expiration of their three year term of enrollment. Pratt notes that the number of students might decrease when he meets with the parents during a visit to the various agencies in order to convince them to keep...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Students During the 1883 Fiscal Year
November 23, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for the expenses of all students whose terms of enrollment expire and ill health during the remainder of the 1883 fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return an Additional 20 Students to Their Homes in 1885
January 5, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return to their homes an additional 20 students above the appropriation provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs on October 1, 1884.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return 48 Students and Enroll 70
June 13, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return 48 students of the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that 23 students due to expiration of their terms and 25 for various reasons. In addition, he requests permission to bring to Carlisle 70 students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authority Sought to Cover Expense in Returning Joseph Roubidoux
April 7, 1886

Authority sought by Richard Henry Pratt to cover expenses in returning Joseph Roubidoux to his home due to his mother's failing health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Students to be Returned to their Homes for June 1886
May 26, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt provides the Office of Indian Affairs with a list of students whose terms of enrollment are set to expire or for other reasons and requests authority to return them to their homes.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Age of Students Being Sent Home in June 1886
June 3, 1886

Reply to Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the ages of outgoing pupils.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds for Joseph Hamilton to Travel to Bancroft, Nebraska
June 30, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt requests transportation to send Joseph Hamilton, a member of the Omaha Nation, from Carlisle to Bancroft, Nebraska.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Transportation for Harriet Mary to Her Home
July 26, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for the transportation of Harriet Mary, a member of the Nez Perce Nation, whose term of enrollment has expired and whose mother is requesting her return home. Pratt notes that the Nez Perce Agent Charles E. Montieth recommends the new Agent for the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transportation of Harriet Mary Elder to Agency
August 19, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt writes that it will be difficult to send Harriet Mary Elder (here Harriet Mary Boston) to the Agency he will see gets to the Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Seeks Answer to Request for Transportation for Tom Torlino
August 27, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt seeks an answer to his request for transportation for Tom Torlino to travel back to his home.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authority Sought in Return of Lena Black Bear and Minnie Yellow Bear
March 21, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority in his return of Lena Black Bear and Minnie Yellow Bear. In addition he notes that he has delayed sending Thomas Kester home due to his coming down with a case of the mumps.

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

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