1881

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Request to Enroll 40 Children from the Green Bay Agency
November 8, 1880 - January 14, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from the U. S. Indian Agent at the Green Bay Agency, E. Stephens, writes to Captain Pratt requesting to enroll forty students from his agency from three tribes: the Menominee, Oneida, and Stockbridge. Stephens writes that the progress of the two students...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request from John Ka dah qe go na by to Enroll Daughter
December 27, 1880 - January 1, 1881

U. S. Indian Agent, George W. Lee, of the Mackinac Agency forwards a letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs from John Ka dah qe go na to Richard Henry Pratt requesting a spot at the Carlisle Indian School for his daughter. Lee further states that he has a number of such applications and...

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
Enrollment of Moqui Pueblo Indians
January 11, 1881

U. S. Indian Agent for the Moqui Pueblo Indian Agency, John H. Sullivan, writes to inform the Indian Affairs Commissioner that he has not procured students for Carlisle or Hampton originally because he believed Rev. Sheldon Jackson lacked authority to request students and then because there is...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Submission of Plans to Build Hospital at the Carlisle School
January 11, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt submits plans and specifications for building a new Hospital on the grounds of the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he has received multiple estimates for the cost of the building as well as supplies and believes that the use of Indian Apprentices will greatly reduce...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Maps and Diagrams
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt References Letter Regarding Osage Children
January 17, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt references a letter from V. H. Cornman regarding the ease of recruiting Osage pupils for the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Arapaho Children to be Sent to Carlisle
January 19, 1881

E. Ballon writes to the E. M. Marble, the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he was informed of the decision to enroll Arapaho students at Carlisle. He notes that Black Coal was excited at this response and immediately went to gather pupils to send to Carlisle in order to send them by...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Tullahassee Mission, 1881
January 19-20, 1881

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 25 children transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Tullahassee Mission in Muscogee Indian Territory.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Death of Dennis (Strikes First)
January 20, 1881 - January 25, 1881

Carlisle Indian School physician, C. H. Hepburn, reports on the death of Dennis Strikes First due to Typhoid Pneumonia on January 19, 1881. Note: In this record the student is identified as Denis.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Arrival of 25 Creek Students
January 21, 1881

Captain Pratt writes to inform the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has just received notice that 25 Creek students are arriving at the Carlisle Indian School on January 22.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Send Industrial Articles to Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies
January 21, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt notes that when he spoke to American Horse and other Sioux Chiefs in 1880 as they returned home they were promised a light wagon produced at Carlisle. According to Pratt sending the wagons along with some tinware would be a good method to show the work being done by the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Admit Chippewa Students at Carlisle
January 25, 1881 - January 29, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from George W. Lee, the Indian Agent at the Mackinac Agency requesting to send Chippewa students to Carlisle if there is room and what would the terms and conditions be of admission. Pratt notes that the Chippewa are one of the few Nations east of the Rocky...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Examination of Newly Arrived Creek Students
January 26, 1881 - January 27, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a report on the health of the newly arrived Creek students from the school physician C. H. Hepburn. Hepburn indicates four students who have been physically affected by illness and comments on the age of the children as compared to the age they provided. Pratt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Objection to Present Composition of Arriving Students
January 28, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt objects to the gender imbalance among two incoming student groups from L. J. Miles and from the Northern Arapaho. He notes that the work details of the school are divided among the sexes and depends on an equal number of girls and boys to be fair. The current makeup of the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Recruit an Equal Number of Girls
January 28, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt requests from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that both L. J. Miles and E. Ballon should bring as many girls as boys to Carlisle otherwise they should not come. He notes that there are at present proportionately too many male students at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Agent Response to Enrolling Sac and Fox Student at Carlisle
January 29, 1881

George L. Davenport, the Indian Agent at the Sac and Fox Agency in Tama, Iowa, notes that ex-Agent Trask's recommendation to enroll Jim Poweshiek at Carlisle is inadvisable. Davenport notes that Jim is 26 years old with a wife and child and can write in English and has no intention of going away...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Permission to Return Two Sioux Students Home
January 29, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt recommends returning two students from the Sioux Nation. The first is Lawrence due to ill health and the second is Philip Good Voice due to a request from his father and his current home sickness which may lead to poor health in the future.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transportation of Cheyenne Students to Carlisle
January 31, 1881

L. J. Miles, the Indian Agent at the Osage Agency, requests that if convenient when he accompanies Cheyenne children to Carlisle that the leave from Arkansas City and go through Chicago.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Parker Farm Lease
February 4, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a the lease and contract for the Parker Farm. The lease and contract stipulate how the Government will farm under the lease.

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Physicians Report on Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Pueblo Students
February 9, 1881 - February 17, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a report from the Carlisle School physician C. H. Hepburn on the health of students recently arrived from the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Pueblo Nations to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Information on Carlisle from Toronto
February 9, 1881 - February 16, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a copy of a letter from Archibald Young - writing from Toronto, Canada - who is seeking information on the Carlisle Indian School as he is thinking of instituting a school on a similar basis. Pratt asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to send the last Annual...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Advertising in Local Papers for Supplies
February 10, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt notes that the Carlisle Herald and Valley Sentinel of Carlisle have the two largest circulations of the local papers and would be the best to advertise for material costs. He provides estimates for lumber; masonry excavation of plastering; hardware; roofing tin and spouting;...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire a Clerk and Teacher
February 10, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt requests the authority to hire an office clerk at forty dollars a month. This is in addition to a request to hire a teacher at forty-five dollars a month due to the arrival of sixteen Cheyenne and Arapaho students who attend school at night after their days are spent working...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Treasury Department Wrap for Three Miscellaneous Receipts
February 11, 1881

Envelope wrap detailing three miscellaneous receipts from Richard H. Pratt.

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Joseph Martin and Moses White
February 12, 1881

U.S. Indian Agent for the La Pointe Agency, S. E. Mahan, writes that both Joseph Martin and Moses White are healthy and would meet the requirements for admission to the Carlisle School.

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

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