1886

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Oneida Sachems and Councilors Request Return of Students from Carlisle
December 11, 1885 - January 15, 1886

Oneida Sachems and Councilors request the return of various students currently at Carlisle due to lack of full consideration. Richard Henry Pratt notes that the request should be rejected as there is little discontent among the students aside from routine and some work requirements. He states...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dennison Wheelock Request to Return Home
December 19, 1885 - January 8, 1886

Dennison Wheelock requests permission from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to return to his home at the Green Bay Agency. Wheelock cites his cold room and the general ill health of many students at Carlisle. In reply, Obadiah G. Given, the school physician, claims that as a percentage there are no...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, January 2, 1886
January 2, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew in response to a proposed plan to segregate the students after they left the school.  He states that the students are fully capable of becoming a part of American life and appeared wary of what he perceives as attempts to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Status of Tom Torlino
January 4, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding Tom Torlino. Pratt notes that he has had the school physician examine Torlino and that he is doing well physically and in his trade of harness making. He notes the only irregularity is that Torlino is older than...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Student Transfer from Carlisle and Enrollment of Quapaw Students
January 6, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding a request from a student from the Haskell Institute to transfer from Carlisle. In addition, Pratt discusses a request from a missionary at the Quapaw Agency to send students to Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dennison Wheelock Letter to Commissioner of Indian Affairs
January 9, 1886

Oneida student Dennison Wheelock writes to John D. C. Atkins, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, about his desire to return home. He says that he would prefer to attend a school for white students there rather than remain at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Two Strike Request to Visit Washington D.C. and Carlisle
January 12, 1886

Two Strike requests to visit Washington D. C. with four other chiefs from the Sioux Agencies along with an interpreter. In addition to visiting Washington D. C. they hope to visit their children at Carlisle.

John Oberly writes that if given permission to visit Washington the group should...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Death of Powder Face and Request for Return of Clarence Powder Face
February 5, 1886

Alfred John Standing telegraphs that he has received word that Powder Face has died and the Agency requests that his son Clarence Powder Face be returned to the Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Safe Arrival of Blind Indian Student at Carlisle
February 17, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt reports to the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the safe arrival of a blind Indian student at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Support for Pay of Indian Apprentices
February 17, 1886 - February 18, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and Superintendent of Indian Schools regarding the pay of Indian Apprentices. Pratt notes that he is in favor of the system of increasing pay over the years which would allow students to develop financial literacy.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, February 24, 1886
February 24, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew about calling on Gerardus C. King regarding the school.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags.  Transcript included.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Names Clarence Powder Face as Student in Letter
March 3, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt refers to a letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs naming Clarence Powder Face as the student referenced.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Names Manuel Romero as Student Referred to in Previous Letter
March 4, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt names Manuel Romero as the blind Pueblo student referenced in previous letter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Charles Martin to His Home
March 4, 1886 - March 16, 1886

Henry Martin writes the Bureau of Indian Affairs to have his son Charles Martin sent home from the Carlisle Indian School. Richard Henry Pratt responds that Charles Martin came to the school in 1884 on a five year term and is doing well and expresses no desire to return home.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Letter Regarding Henry Martin
March 12, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding a letter from Henry Martin. Pratt notes that the letter from Martin was not enclosed.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Manuel Romero Enrolled at School in Philadelphia
March 18, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Bureau of Indian Affairs that he has placed Manuel Romero as a pupil of the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pratt indicates that he will keep Romero on his books as an outing student who will be visited...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Gerardus C. King, March 19, 1886
March 19, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Gerardus C. King, Counsellor at Law, thanking him for a donation of $5000 to the school.  Pratt discusses how the gift will be used to defray the costs of a debt on the school farm, and to fund a chapel.  Transcript included.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Wrap for List of Pupils at the Carlisle Indian School
March 24, 1886

Envelope wrap for a list of pupils at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, March 27, 1886
March 27, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding Pratt's recent ousting from a Congressional bill on Indian education, and Pratt's political battles with Superintendent of Schools John Oberly at the Mohonk Conference.  Pratt also includes brief instructions on...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
L. J. Miles Requests Permission to Bring Home Osage Students
March 30, 1886

L. J. Miles, U.S. Indian Agent for the Osage Agency, requests permission to return with a number of Osage students at the Carlisle Indian School due to requests from their parents.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Lewis Elm Requests Return of Son from the Carlisle Indian School
April 2, 1886

Lewis Elm requests the return of his son Levi Elm, a student at the Carlisle Indian School, to his home. Elm states that his son does not wish to remain at Carlisle any longer and is suffering as a result. He notes that Levi can work on the farm with him and that he will pay travel expenses if...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requests by Eli Sheridan and Theodore McCauley to Return Home
April 6, 1886 - April 20, 1886

Requests by Eli Sheridan and Theodore McCauley to go home in order to aid their fathers. Richard Henry Pratt in returning the requests to the Bureau of Indian Affairs recommends denying the requests on grounds that he had recently lectured both students and believed the requests to have resulted...

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
Request to Return De Bett Cheyenne Chief and Kise Williams
April 15, 1886 - April 18, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt recommends returning De Bett Cheyenne Chief to his home based on a letter from the U.S. Indian Agent at the Cheyenne Agency. Due to Cheyenne Chief's health Pratt recommends sending Kise Williams with him while also noting that Williams is the best harness maker the school has...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Request for Information by the Office of Indian Affairs
April 20, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt supplies the information requested by the Office of Indian Affairs including the fact the Carlisle Indian School can enroll 550 students for the next fiscal year including 425 students at the school and 125 on outing. Also included is the list of industries taught to the...

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

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