1883

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Copy of Descriptive Statement of Pupils from the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency, 1880
April 1, 1880 - June 21, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides a copy of the Description of Party brought to the Carlisle Indian School by A. J. Standing on April 1, 1880.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Cook Writes About Rosebud and Visiting His Daughter
December 16, 1882 - January 2, 1883

Cook writes to Richard Henry Pratt regarding Rosebud Agency and asking either for his daughter to be sent home or the funds to come visit her at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds, First Quarter 1883
December 20, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt submits an Estimate of Funds for the first quarter of 1883. Included is a note stating why the estimate was rejected. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return of Estimate of Funds, First Quarter 1883
January 8, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt returns the estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1883 to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for further action. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Harvey White Shield Home
January 19, 1883

Notice of the death of White Shield is received by Richard Henry Pratt from U.S. Indian Agent John D. Miles. As a result Pratt requests authorization for sending home his son Harvey in order to provide help to the family. In addition, Pratt requests sending home two young Arapaho Nation girls...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Crow Agency Response to Sending Students to Carlisle
January 22, 1883

Arden R. Smith, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, writes that he has received authority to send ten boys and ten girls to the Carlisle Indian School. Smith writes that it will be quite easy to send the ten boys as he met with a local chief Bear in the Water who was quite eager to send the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Allow Frank Engler to Visit His Home
January 22, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to allow Frank Engler to return home due to his mother's illness. Pratt writes that other members of the Cheyenne Nation have pooled their money to cover Engler's transportation expense and recommends allowing him to return for a brief time.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
H. J. Armstrong Presents Case for Escorting Crow Students to Carlisle
February 8, 1883

H. J. Armstrong, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, asks to be sent to the Carlisle Indian School as the escort for the Crow students rather than some other individual. Armstrong indicates that when recruiting for Carlisle he promised he would be the escort and would also benefit from being...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Arden Smith Instructions for Escorting Crow Students
February 9, 1883

Arden R. Smith, Special U.S. Indian Agent, writes the Commissioner of Indian Affairs seeking specific instructions for how he should escort 20 Crow students from the Crow Agency to the Carlisle Indian School. Smith provides context on previous encounters traveling east as well as inquiring about...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transportation Requested for Crow Students
February 9, 1883

Arden R. Smith, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, requests the Indian Affairs Office to send transportation for Crow students from St. Paul to Carlisle.

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
Proposal for Increased Appropriation from Osage Fund
February 13, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides the Indian Affairs Office with proposed text for receiving funds for educating Osage students from the Osage trust fund. Pratt notes that if he does not receive the funds for the Osage then he can place more students on outing to reduce costs for running the school...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Armstrong Cannot Send Full Allotment of Crow Students
February 21, 1883

H. J. Armstrong, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, sends a telegraph that he cannot send the full allotment of Crow students to Carlisle at present. Inquires if he can send twelve students now and the remainder at a later date.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Departure of Eight Crow Students for Carlisle
February 22, 1883

H. J. Armstrong, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, reports that he has sent eight Crow boys to Carlisle under escort of Special U.S. Indian Agent Arden Smith. Armstrong indicates that he was unable to secure any girls to go to Carlisle but will try again in the Spring.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Crow Agency, February 1883
February 22-28, 1883

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 8 children transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Crow Agency in Montana. The Descriptive Statement indicates that two female children initially intended for transfer refused to go with the rest of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Henry Meyer to Unknown Recipient, February 24, 1883
February 24, 1883

Representative Henry Meyer writes to an unknown recipient, possibly Marie, about recent occurrences in Harrisburg.  Included is a brief description of a visit of Carlisle Indian School students to the House of Representatives.  Meyer notes that "They are in U.S. uniform, and are intelligent...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Itemized Statement of John Robinson for Escorting Students to Carlisle
February 26, 1883

Itemized statement from John Robinson in assisting Marianna Burgess in escorting 68 Sioux students from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Agencies to Carlisle.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Special Estimate of Funds, First Quarter 1883
March 12, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form for $1045 for support of Indian school to purchase 200 tons of coal. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Physician Report of Newly Arrived Crow Students in 1883
March 13, 1883 - March 14, 1883

Carlisle Indian School physician O. G. Given provides a report on the recently arrived Crow students from Carlisle. As a result of the report Pratt recommends including additional Agency health examinations.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Otwin James
March 16, 1883 - March 23, 1883

Lizzie Spence, a teacher at the Kaw Agency Boarding School, requests the Carlisle Indian School enroll Otwin James who is a student at the school. Richard Henry Pratt endorses the recommendation to the Indian Affairs Office.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Katie La Croix to Her Home
March 22, 1883

Request to return Katie La Croix to her home at the Sisseton Agency due to a pulmonary illness when the U.S. Indian Agent for the Sisseton Agency returns from Washington D.C.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Henry Roman Nose for Six Months
March 23, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to allow Henry Roman Nose to travel to Carlisle at no expense to the government to spend six months at Carlisle learning the tinsmithing trade.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Alfred Brown and Clement Black Deer Home
March 26, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt writes that the father of Alfred Brown requests his son be sent home in order to see him due to his illness. Pratt also notes that Clement Black Deer is ill and will require some time to recover and may benefit from being sent home as well.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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
Request to Return George Walker Home
April 2, 1883

Request to return George Walker, a member of the Sioux Nation, who remained at the Carlisle Indian School at the behest of the Sisseton Agency Indian Agent in order to further learn the harness making trade. Pratt recommends returning Walker to his home due to the Agent visiting Carlisle.

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

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