1888

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Recruiting Students in Among the Apache and Pueblo Agencies
January 12, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs telegraph that he has sent the school physician Obadiah G. Given to recruit students among the Pueblos and Apaches. He also details arrangements he has made with the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad company.

Pratt then...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Enrollment of Apache Children in Arizona at Carlisle
January 8, 1884 - January 12, 1884

Major General John Pope telegraphs Robert Todd Lincoln, Secretary of War, regarding enrolling children from the Apache Nation at Carlisle or other schools.

Lincoln forwards a copy of the telegraph to the Secretary of the Interior along with a statement that Richard Henry Pratt had written...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll 50 Students from the Mescalero and Jicarilla Agencies
February 2, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt petitions the Office of Indian Affairs to enroll 50 students from the Mescalero and Jicarilla Agencies. Pratt notes that the headmen from each Agency having visited the Carlisle Indian School now have a high opinion of the school and are currently enthusiastic to enroll their...

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
Report of T. S. Childs of the Hampton Institute Submitted to Interior Department
November 29, 1887 - January 17, 1888

A. B. Upshaw, the Acting Commissioner of the Office of Indian Affairs, appoints Rev. T. S. Childs to investigate complaints made against the Hampton Institute Indian Department.

The report was then submitted to the Secretary of the Interior.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, First Quarter 1888
December 23, 1887

Estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1888 amounting to $10,368.30 for support of the school. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $7,292.50 for regular employee pay. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request for Enrolling Holiday
January 9, 1888 - January 13, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the request to enroll Holiday in the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that Holiday is likely far above the age limit of Carlisle general rule and due to his work in Washington D.C. might not be prepared for the strictness...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Allow Holiday to Return Home or Enroll at Carlisle
January 12, 1888

Lieutentant General P. H. Sheridan requests to return a Holiday, a member of the Apache Nation, to his people near Prescott, Arizona or to allow him to attend the Carlisle Indian School. Sheridan notes that Holiday was captured by the U.S. Army when he was very young and has been employed at the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Claim of Edith Abner to Peoria Fund Distribution
January 18, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding Edith Abner. Pratt states that Abner is a student at the Carlisle Indian School and is the proper claimant for the Peoria Fund distributed at the Quapaw Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Enroll Katie
January 18, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding enrolling Katie, a member of the Apache Nation, who is a prisoner of the U.S. Government.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, January 31, 1888
January 31, 1888

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew discussing a controversy over uniform styles to be used during peacetime.  Pratt also mentions possible changes in the administration of the Indian Service.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, February 4, 1888
February 4, 1888

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Angew informing him of his inability to attend an event, due to an attempt to secure an appropriation to build a school building and barn.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Request for a New School Building
February 15, 1888 - February 16, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests that Congress provide an appropriation for building a new school building through the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt notes that the school can accommodate 600 students except for its school rooms which are overcrowded at 440 students. He provides the history of the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Peter Curley
February 16, 1888 - February 20, 1888

C. H. Grover requests to have Peter Curley, a member of the Pottawatomi Nation, enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School. Grover notes that Curley was previously a student at the Haskell Institute and was considered an excellent shoe maker.

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the request to the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Hartley Ridge Bear to His Home
February 16, 1888 - February 23, 1888

Ridge Bear requests that his son Hartley Ridge Bear be returned to his home from the Carlisle Indian School. Ridge Bear notes his daughter, Hartley's sister, is ill and wishes to see her brother.

Richard Henry Pratt notes that he approves of the request due to the fact that Hartley was...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William Brown Requests to Return Home
February 23, 1888

William Brown, a member of the Sioux Nation, requests from the Office of Indian Affairs to return to his home on the Pine Ridge Agency in the early spring in order to prepare his farm. Brown also notes that he is engaged to another student from Pine Ridge who attended Carlisle and is ready to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry from Comanche Chief Regarding Annual Money
February 25, 1888 - March 29, 1888

Comanche Chief writes to his daughter asking her to have Richard Henry Pratt inquire about the annual money for the Agency. He also writes that his daughter stayed at the Carlisle Indian School to work on outing as a seamstress.

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the letter to the Office of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Mille Lac and Sandy Lake Students at Carlisle
February 27, 1888

Jesse Knox requests to have children from the Mille Lac and Sandy Lake Agencies enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Quote for Six Tickets for Travel from De Pere, WI to Carlisle
February 29, 1888

Robert A. Parke, the Passenger Agent for the South-Eastern District of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, quotes the Office of Indian Affairs a rate of $12.15 per ticket for six first class tickets from De Pere, Wisconsin to Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry into Authority to Cover Transportation for Hartley Ridge Bear
March 1, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt inquires of the Office of Indian Affairs if their letter regarding Hartley Ridge Bear provides him authority to cover transportation for Ridge Bear from Carlisle to the Cheyenne Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Harry Raven and Henry Outa
March 3, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return Harry Raven and Henry Outa to their homes due to ill health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Orders Issued to Transfer Katie to the Carlisle Indian School
March 8, 1888

Acting Secretary of War, Brigadier General S. V. Benet informs the Department of the Interior that he has issued orders to the commanding officer in charge of Fort Barrancas to transfer custody of Katie to Richard Henry Pratt in order for her to enroll at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll a Member of the Cherokee Nation
March 12, 1888

Anna L. Dawes informs the Office of Indian that she has received a request from a member of the Cherokee Nation to continue her education at either the Carlisle Indian School or the Hampton Institute. Dawes asks if this can be accomplished through Government expense or if not through private...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office of Upcoming Student Departures
March 13, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that 101 pupils are due to be returned to their homes after having spent five years at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt digresses from his request to cover transportation for these pupils by discussing the fact that he feels their futures...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Seven More Tickets for Oneida Students
March 13, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests confirmation from the Office of Indian Affairs that his actions in placing seven more tickets at De Pere, Wisconsin through the Pennsylvania Railroad due to a request from the Oneida Nation to send six more students and an escort be approved.

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

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