1879

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Accounts for Monies, Fourth Quarter 1878
January 10, 1879

Richard H. Pratt transmits his current account for monies for which he's accountable during the fourth quarter of 1878.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ideology behind the Outing System
January 14, 1879

Richard H. Pratt states that he currently has 57 male students and is looking to recruit 20 female students. He goes on to say that he plans to place most of the students from Florida on outing, believing that placing Indian students in white families where they will learn a trade will help give...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation of Carlisle Barracks as Location for Indian School
February 14, 1879

Spencer Fullteron Baird, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes to Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz to endorse Captain Richard H. Pratt's request to establish an Indian School at the Carlisle Barracks. Baird contends that there is "no better spot" to open an Indian School because...

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Placing Students on Outing on Farms in Massachusetts
May 29, 1879

Richard H. Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that it will take a week to place the male students on farms in Massachusetts and then head for Florida. Pratt expects to place a dozen male students on farms in Berkshire County as well.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Problem with Finding Outing Hosts in Massachusetts
June 2, 1879

Richard H. Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that there are problems "persuading these Yankee farmers" in Massachusetts to be outing hosts. While 7 farmers are interested in hosting a student, Pratt would like 15 more.

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Request to Recruit Dakota Students for Hampton
June 2, 1879

Hampton Institute Principal Samuel C. Armstrong states that they are currently educating 38 Indian boys and only 9 Indian girls, so he requests that they recruit 20 Dakota female Indian students. He requests that, if his wish is granted, Captain Richard H. Pratt be sent to secure the students...

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Delay of Trip to Washington, D. C.
July 19, 1879

Richard H. Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that he just returned from Florida and has to delay his trip to Washington, D. C. because he's tired and waiting for mail.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Receipt for Pratt's Accounts, Fourth Quarter 1878
August 3, 1879

Richard H. Pratt sends receipt connected with his accounts for the fourth quarter of 1878.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of...

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Per-Student Funding and Establishment of School at Carlisle
August 4, 1879

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt suggesting an increase in the per-student funding afforded by the government to Indian schools. Pratt also encourages the Commissioner to continue pursuing Congressional approval for the opening of an Indian school at...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Cost for Transitioning Buildings from Carlisle Barracks to Indian School
September 2, 1879

Richard H. Pratt forwards an estimate of cost for necessary repairs to the buildings at the Carlisle Barracks. These repairs, which are needed to prepare the buildings for use by the Carlisle Indian School, are estimated to cost $1,399.00.

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Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Account for Transit Expenses from Florida
September 8, 1879

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, transferring his account of travel expenses from Florida. Immediately before this time, Pratt had been sent to Florida to locate, enumerate, and report on the condition of the Native Americans there. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Personal and School Supplies for Carlisle Indian School
September 9, 1879

List of supplies requested by Richard Henry Pratt for the school he is preparing to establish at Carlisle Barracks. Requested supplies include clothing, tools, cooking supplies, and firefighting equipment.

Pratt refers to this request list in a letter sent to the Commissioner of Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Forwarding Supplementary Property Return Forms
September 10, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt forwards his Supplementary Property Return forms to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Letter About Drawings of Carlisle Barracks
September 10, 1879

Letter from Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, forwarding drawings of the Carlisle Barracks and a copy of the transfer order. Those enclosures are not included here.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Notice Regarding Need for Supplies
September 10, 1879

Correspondence from Superintendent Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt noting that any communication regarding supplies will receive immediate attention.

Other documents from this same time period attest to Pratt's desperate need for supplies at Carlisle Barracks, before the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request for Supplies and Repairs at Carlisle Barracks
September 10, 1879

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt informing the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has received funds for a recruitment trip out West, and will set off that day. Pratt also requests supplies be sent to the Carlisle Barracks in preparation for his arrival with students, and asks for permission...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Medical Discharge at Hampton and Recruitment for Carlisle
September 11, 1879

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
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Difficulties with Educating Indian Students at Hampton
September 15, 1879

Hampton Institute Principal Samuel C. Armstrong informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that he has signed his contract. He states that he's unhappy with the terms of the contract and describes the expense and difficulty of educating Indian students.

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Request for a Teaching Appointment
September 21, 1879

Haus Eugen Bahn writes to Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz regarding the news that an Indian school will soon be established in Carlisle. Bahn requests an appointment as teacher at the school.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Application for Employment from Edward Bloeden
October 2, 1879 - December 8, 1879

Edward Bloeden writes to U.S. Indian Inspector William J. Pollock looking for a job, so Pollock forwards Bloden's letter to Richard Henry Pratt. Pratt forwards Bloeden's letter to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt and states that he doesn't know him well but believes he could be a good...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recruitment Report from Rosebud and Pine Ridge Sioux Agency
October 2, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt, at the Yankton Agency, to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs informing him that 47 boys and 17 girls from Rosebud as well as 12 boys and 6 girls from Pine Ridge have been recruited. Pratt notes that he will proceed on to Carlisle. The note suggests that Pratt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transmission of Articles to be Purchased for Carlisle Barracks
October 2, 1879

Frank D. Karr, Superintendent of Warehouse, transmits a list of articles to be purchased for the Carlisle Barracks and asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for shipping directions.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Telegram Regarding Orders to Recruit for Hampton
October 3, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt in Onawa, Iowa to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs following up on a previous message regarding his orders to recruit a party of students for the Hampton Institute. Pratt notifies the Commissioner that he has started his return journey.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Materials Request for Picket Fence
October 6, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs requesting materials and funds to erect a "picket fence six feet high to keep Indians in and citizens out" of the Carlisle Indian School campus.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Arrival of First Group of Students
October 6, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt informing the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has arrived in Carlisle with the first party of students. Pratt also asks about his previous requests for supplies and rations, which have gone unanswered.

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

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