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American Horse Requests Permission to Visit Carlisle
March 17, 1882 - March 28, 1882

American Horse asks Richard Henry Pratt if he may come to Carlisle to visit his children attending the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he believes American Horse coming to Carlisle would help keep his children in school for another two years and he...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
B. C. Hobbs Asks for Introductory Letter to Visit Carlisle
January 16, 1882

B. C. Hobbs requests an introductory letter to visit the Carlisle Indian School in order to provide specific points during Congressional testimony in support of funding for Industrial Schools and other work.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Benjamin Thomas, Jane Vane, a female student and a visitor [version 1], c.1884

Studio portrait of Benjamin Thomas, Jane Vane, an unidentified female student and a visitor, probably a Pueblo chief or family member. 

Note: The identification of Benjamin Thomas comes from previous cataloging of this NAA negative. The identification of Jane Vane comes from an annotation...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Cheyenne Agency Request to Visit the Carlisle Indian School
September 22, 1884

Request from the Cheyenne Agency for 80 children as well as 10 chiefs and police to visit the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Cook Requests to Visit Carlisle School
May 23, 1881

John Cook, a U.S. Indian Agent writes on behalf of Cook, a member of the Sioux Nation, to visit the Carlisle Indian School at his own expense.

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. 10)
April 1881

Page one opened with a letter to Carlisle from “An Old Soldier” who had been stationed at the Carlisle Barracks forty years earlier. There were also three other letters to residents of the school from Peter Primaux, Paul C.T., and Arizona Jackson. The rest of the page was one to two sentence...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 3)
May 1880

Page one opened with statistics on what tribe, age, and gender the students were. There were also various reviews of other schools, both day and boarding, and information on their attendance. Page two had an article on the actions of the Indians who were opposed to the Indian schools and the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
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. 2, No. 1)
August 1881

Page one opened with Lapi Oaye talking about the school system in America and how it is beneficial to Indian and while children alike. Page two had a bit on the humor of incorrectly spelled names, followed by an Article written by E.G.P. on increasing the time Indians spend in both office and...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 2, No. 2)
September 1881

Page one opened with a poem by E.G.P. and the story of the Great Turtle, which was based on the arrival of a Spanish Ship. There was also a piece on the trouble that Billy Cornipachio faced, which included the opposition of his people to his education. Page two had a piece about visiting chiefs...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 2, No. 7)
February 1882

Page one had a letter to Capt. Richard H. Pratt on the methods followed in schools by Principal C. M. Semple. It also had an article titled “Indian Idiosyncrasies” about how Indians seem to have a better sense of direction than white people. Page two has the continuation of the previous article...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Group of visiting chiefs with Richard Henry Pratt, c.1881

Group portrait of thirteen Native American men, probably visiting chiefs, with five white men and Richard Henry Pratt (seated in chair at right). They are posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Haworth Documents Visit to Carlisle of Iowa Chiefs
April 10, 1882

J. M. Haworth documents the visit of the Iowa Chiefs visit to Carlisle. He notes that he brought many of the students to Carlisle a few years earlier and comments on the many differences in the students brought about over the course of their education.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry into Number of Visitors to Expect at Carlisle
August 22, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt inquires into the number of visitors to expect from the delegation currently in Washington D.C. He also suggests that the delegation along with their children take a picnic to Luray Caverns in Virginia.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Kihega Requests Funds to Visit Carlisle
July 28, 1881

Kihega, a chief of the Iowa Nation, requests funds to allow him, his wife, and an interpreter to visit the Carlisle Indian School to see their children through the U.S. Indian Agent at the Great Nemaha Agency, A. Brosius.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Petition of Teodosio Duran and Juan Cristobal to Visit Carlisle
September 12, 1881 - September 15, 1881

Benjamin M. Thomas, U.S. Indian Agent at the Pueblo Agency, forwards a petition from Juan Cristobal and Teodosio Duran to visit their children at Carlisle. They note they were the principal supporters of sending students to Carlisle and as a result have been persecuted by others. By visiting and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Allow Four Chiefs and Their Wives to Visit Carlisle
November 4, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to allow two Arapaho Chiefs, Powder Face and Left Hand, as well as their wives to visit the Carlisle Indian School in the hopes of making it easier to allow families to send girls to the school by having women visit. In addition, Pratt proposes allowing...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Bring Northern Arapaho Chiefs to Carlisle
November 24, 1881

Charles Hatton, U.S. Indian Agent for the Northern Arapaho Agency, seeks authority to bring five Northern Arapaho Chiefs to Carlisle and Washington D.C. to visit their children. The Chiefs were promised when they sent their children that they would be allowed to visit and are seeking to have...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Various Dissatisfactions in the Pueblo Agency
August 15, 1881

J. M. Haworth, Inspector, details various events in the Pueblo Agency including opposition to the schooling at the Agency. Haworth reports that much of the opposition is a result of the religious nature of the schooling. He also notes that parents who had sent children to Carlisle have yet to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Letter of Introduction to Carlisle and Hampton
July 30, 1885

D. C. De Wulf, pastor for the St. Charles Church in Pikesville, Maryland, requests a letter of introduction in order to visit the Carlisle Indian School and Hampton Institute along with the visitors from France.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Two Strike and Cook to Visit Carlisle Indian School
October 23, 1884

James G. Wright, U.S. Indian Agent for the Rosebud Agency, requests instructions for allowing Cook and Two Strike to visit their children at the Genoa and Carlisle Indian Schools. Both propose to pay their way and a note attached to the letter indicates there is no objection as long as Pratt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request of Pueblo Indians to Visit Carlisle and Washington
August 17, 1881

Benjamin M. Thomas, U.S. Indian Agent for the Pueblo Indian Agency, requests on behalf of the Pueblo Nation to take a delegation of eight individuals to visit their children at Carlisle and also to visit Washington D.C. Thomas also requests authority to bring two students to replace a Pueblo...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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
Richard Henry Pratt with a group of visitors and students [version 1], 1887

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt with a group of white adults and students posed on the porch of a building on the school grounds. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society's version of this image identifies the other white man as Inspector Morris A. Thomas and one of the white women as...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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