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The Documents section features digitized copies of documents relating to the history of the school. These documents include correspondence, graduation pamphlets, and other forms of ephemera, and have been digitized by Digital Resource Center staff. Today, these documents are preserved in a number of locations, including the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections as well as private collections.

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October 24, 1879

W. F. White informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Richard Henry Pratt is at Wichita with a party of Indians but has no authority to arrange transportation. White asks the Commissioner if he will reimburse him if he transports Pratt and…

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October 24, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, relaying a message from ticket agent W. F. White in Wichita, Kansas that he is unable to arrange the transportation plans requested by the Commissioner. Alternative…

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October 24, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, asking whether the party of pupils should be transported via the Northern Pacific Railroad line as initially planned, or the St. Louis and Northern Railroad line as received…

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October 25, 1879

Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz returns a list of articles and supplies requested by Richard Henry Pratt for the Carlisle Indian School. Schurz grants immediate authority to make open market purchase of the requested supplies amounting to $…

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View Document: Approval to Purchase $1,972 of Supplies142.88 KB

October 27 - November 9, 1879

Edward Bloeden writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt to request employment at the Carlisle Indian School. He specifically refers to being a "steward" of the school.

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October 27, 1879

Hampton Institute Principal Samuel C. Armstrong informs Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz that he received a telegraph from Captain Richard H. Pratt, who is currently in the Indian Territory. Pratt stated that there are many Indian girls in…

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October 28, 1879

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, acknowledging receipt of change orders allowing Pratt to remain in the East at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt also apologizes for troubles during his recent trip to…

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October 28, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, informing him that his party of recruited students, met and delayed in Wichita, Kansas, safely arrived in Carlisle the previous evening.

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October 28, 1879

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding Circular No. 33, regarding rations for Indian pupils. Pratt suggests that this ration rate is insufficient given Carlisle's current nascent state, and…

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October 29, 1879

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt's letter to General Samuel Chapman Armstrong to report that Indian Agent Charles Crissey left Standing Rock on October 23rd, 1879 and will likely reach Yankton soon after that departure date. Hayt…

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October 29, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt asking the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for permission to travel to Washington the subsequent day.

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October 30, 1879

Anna H. Haines asks Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz if an Indian boarding school has been established in Carlisle. If so, she asks to be appointed as matron for the school.

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October 31, 1879

Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz grants Richard Henry Pratt authority to purchase a list of supplies amounting to $1,998.25 on the open market. The list of supplies mostly includes bedding, furniture, and kitchen supplies.

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October 31, 1879

Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz grants authority for Richard Henry Pratt to visit Washington, D.C. to discuss the newly-established Carlisle Indian School.

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October 31, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt requesting authority to purchase personal supplies for students, including clothing and toiletries for both males and females.

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October 31, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests that a cooking range with a 300-person capacity be supplied to the Carlisle Indian School.

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View Document: Request for Cooking Range1.85 MB

October 31, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt requesting authority to purchase dormitory furniture immediately needed at the Carlisle Indian School.

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View Document: Request for Dormitory Furniture1.77 MB

November 1, 1879

Richard H. Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Supplies for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 1879 amounting to $24.99, allowing Pratt to purchase postage stamps. The form includes a note that the postage stamps will allow students to write to…

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November 4, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, requesting $4000 be transferred to his credit for the purposes of settling debts and paying owed salaries. A note in the file suggests that the Commissioner had a total of $…

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November 4, 1879

Agent Charles Crissey informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Agent Stephens is there with two students for the Carlisle Indian School and two for Hampton Institute. Crissey notes that he is also with Cheyenne Chief Little No Heart…

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November 4, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, requesting permission to spend $1000 on cold weather clothing for students. Pratt notes that supplies requested two months previous had not yet arrived, and that cold weather…

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November 5, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests approved funds be transferred to his credit, so that supplies can be purchased.

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November 6, 1879

Frank D. Karr, Superintendent of Warehouse, informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that one case has shipped to Carlisle and that he has invoices for two more, which he will ship immediately.

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November 6, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt noting the arrival of Agent Crissey with Sisseton, Standing Rock, and Cheyenne River Sioux children, Green Bay Menominee children, and Chief Little No Heart at Carlisle. Pratt suggests that all these children…

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November 6-19, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs a letter, sent to General Samuel Armstrong of the Hampton Institute by Green Bay agent E. Stephens. Stephens requests that two students just sent to Carlisle, Joseph Wishecoppy […

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