1887

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Pratt Asks to Make Alterations to Employee Appropriation
October 14, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt discusses the appropriation of $20,000 for employees at the Carlisle Indian School and his incorrect interpretation for applying the funds. Pratt indicates that he believed the funds only covered regular employees and not irregular employees and Indian apprentices. As a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Tall Chief Requests the Return of His Daughter Myrtie Tallchief
December 1884 - February 19, 1887

Tall Chief writes to the U.S. Indian Agent James I. David of the Osage Agency requesting his assistance in returning his daughter Myrtie Tallchief from the Carlisle Indian School. David forwarded the letter to the Office of Indian Affairs seeking their advice.

Also included is a school...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Hampton Institute and the Carlisle Indian School
April 28, 1886 - January 11, 1888

T. S. Childs makes a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on Carlisle Indian School and the Indian Training School at the Hampton Institute. Childs report was prompted by complaints made against the Hampton Institute related to the health and discipline of students. Childs report focuses...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Forwarded Invoice for Shortage of Coffee Boilers
November 24, 1886 - January 31, 1887

John R. Wilbon, Superintendent of the Office of Indian Affairs Warehouse in New York, forwards a receipt covering shortage of three coffee boilers for the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds and Employee Pay, First Quarter 1886
December 28, 1886

Estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1886 amounting to $9,711.65 for support of the school. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $6,817.50 for regular employee pay. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Guidance Sought for Escort for Henry and Frank Blatchford
January 3, 1887

J. T. Gregory, U.S. Indian Agent for the LaPointe Agency, seeks guidance from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the transfer of Henry and Frank (here Francis) Blatchford from Odanah, Wisconsin to the Carlisle Indian School. The student's grandfather, Henry Blatchford, had written Gregory...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
"An Evening with the Carlisle Indian School"
January 15, 1887

An invitation for a series of exercises, performed by Carlisle Indian School students, which include industrial demonstrations, recitations, songs, drawings, and a debate.  The event was billed as a way to show "the capacity of the Indian to receive education," and was open to the general public...

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Notice of Departure of Henry and Frank Blatchford
January 21, 1887

J. T. Gregory, U.S. Indian Agent for the LaPointe Agency, notifies the Office of Indian Affairs that Henry and Frank Blatchford have departed Odanah, Wisconsin for Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Add Carpenter to Irregular Employee Roll for February 1887
January 29, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he omitted a carpenter to assist in general repairs in his report on Irregular Employees for the month of February 1887.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Joseph Vetter Seeks Assistance in Obtaining Inheritance and Return of Sister
January 31, 1887

Joseph Vetter requests the help of C. H. Grover, U.S. Indian Agent for the Pottawatomi and Great Nemaha Agency, in regards to his and his sister's inheritance from their father. In addition, he requests the return of his sister Josie from the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Vaccine be Sent for New Students
February 12, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests to be sent two crusts vaccine viruses in order to vaccinate new students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return George Hill and Flora Well Known
February 14, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return George Hill and Flora Well Known to Custer, Montana before their terms of enrollment expire. Pratt makes this request due to a job offer from the Unitarian Board which is setting up a school on the Crow Agency for the two students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Departure of Flora Well Known and George Hill Urged
February 18, 1887

General J. F. B. Marshall urges the departure of Flora Well Known and George Hill in order for them to be employed as teachers in the Crow School according to Richard Henry Pratt.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Forwards Descriptive Statement of Pupils Arriving in January 1887
February 18, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the descriptive statement of pupils transported to the Carlisle Indian School from Odanah, Wisconsin and Laguna, New Mexico in January 1887.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Recommendation on Filling Harness Shop at Fort Stevenson School
February 22, 1887 - March 26, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from George W. Scott, Superintendent of the Fort Stevenson, who had requested Pratt recommend a student to oversee the newly created harness shop at the Fort Stevenson School. Pratt responds that he does not believe that the Carlisle Indian School...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Lena Black Bear and Thomas Kester
February 23, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return Thomas Kester and Lena Black Bear to their homes due to ill health. Pratt indicates that the school has carried them through the poor weather but believes that a change will be beneficial.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Louis Bayhylle to Pawnee Agency
February 23, 1887

Charles Robinson, the Superintendent of the Haskell Institute, forwards a copy of a letter he sent to Richard Henry Pratt regarding a request to return Louis Bayhylle due to his father's illness. Robinson states that Baptiste Bayhylle is essential for him to recruit students for Haskell at the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Office Letter Regarding Myrtie Tallchief
February 28, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding Myrtie Tallchief. Pratt informs the Office that on July 27, 1885 all of the Osage students at Carlisle were transferred to Martinsburg, Pennsylvania including Myrtie Tallchief.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Objection of Employment of Flora Well Known and George Hill
February 28, 1887

H. F. Bond, the Superintendent of the Montana Industrial School for Indians, responds to the objections of the Office of Indian Affairs for allowing Flora Well Known and George to leave Carlisle early and to enter employment at the school as assistants. Bond presents his case for allowing Well...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Instructions Sought in Case of Flora Well Known and George Hill
March 14, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt provides the Office of Indian Affairs with a note that General J. F. B. Marshall has written the Office regrading George Hill and Flora Well Known. Pratt further asks for instructions from the Office.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Nellie Londrosh Seeks Assistance in Appointment of Winnebago Industrial School
March 14, 1887 - March 18, 1887

Nellie Londrosh writes to Richard Henry Pratt seeking his help in fulfilling her appointment as an assistant teacher at the Winnebago Industrial School. Londrosh documents that she arrived without orders and the Superintendent refused to place her in the position until he heard from Washington D...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authority Sought in Return of Lena Black Bear and Minnie Yellow Bear
March 21, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority in his return of Lena Black Bear and Minnie Yellow Bear. In addition he notes that he has delayed sending Thomas Kester home due to his coming down with a case of the mumps.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds, Second Quarter 1887
March 21, 1887

Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1887 amounting to $10,539.30 for support of the school. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Files Related to the Parker Farm
March 21, 1887

Cover letter for papers related to the Parker farm and the purchase of mulch.

Note: A document in this file indicates the papers are filed with RG 75, Entry 91, box 393, 1887-#12555.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Irregular Service Needed at Carlisle in April 1887
March 21, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of the irregular service needed at the Carlisle Indian School during the month of April 1887.

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

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