The first page opened with the poem, "You Conquer Me, Me Conquer You" followed by a letter from Rev. Edward F. Wilson of the Shingwauk Home titled "An Indian School in Canada," which described Wilson’s report to the Indian Department of Canada on his visit to Carlisle, the Lincoln Institute and the Hampton Institute. It continued on the last…
Genoa Indian School
The first page opened with a poem "Work a Blessing," followed by a letter "To the Republic Debating Society," from Nancy McIntosh (Creek) reporting her position as teacher in Eufala, Indian Territory. The last article on this page was entitled "Curiosity," which continued on page four. Page two listed many small news items about returned…
The first page opened with a poem, “The Golden Keys,” followed by a letter from Richard Davis (Cheyenne) who lived in West Grove, PA and ran a dairy farm there. There was an article called “No Wonder Indians Get Along Slowly,” and news from Joseph Schweigman (Sioux) at the Rosebud Agency titled “Willard Married.” The second page featured “The…
The first page opened with a poem "The Printer-Boy Tramp” by Will Carleton, followed by “Encouraging Prospects” about Luther Kuhns at the Pawnee Agency. Next came “A Man Who was not Afraid to Work” on how General Washington set an example for his corporal. Also on the page was an article titled “Easter Eggs in Washington.” Page two contained a…
James G. Wright, U.S. Indian Agent for the Rosebud Agency, requests instructions for allowing Cook and Two Strike to visit their children at the Genoa and Carlisle Indian Schools. Both propose to pay their way and a note attached to the letter indicates there is no objection as long as Pratt agrees and there is no Government expense.
Notice of intent by Richard Henry Pratt that either he or the Carlisle Indian School physician Obadiah G. Given is set to visit the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies to enroll 75 students. Pratt notes that due to students at Rosebud being sent to Genoa and Lincoln, in addition to the opposition to the Catholic Church, they are unlikely to enroll…
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter which enclosed a letter from W. B. Backus, Superintendent of the Genoa School, in reference to a system of savings for students. Pratt notes that he believes he fills the place of a parent for the students at the Carlisle Indian School, that he considered teaching students about…
Richard Henry Pratt responds to correspondence regarding complaints made by labor organizations of Genoa Indian School students being used as laborers on a beet farm. Pratt suggests that the Genoa Superintendent is right but that he should focus on individual outing patrons rather than corporate patrons.
Richard Henry Pratt transmits freight bills for brooms received from the Genoa School and letters from L. C. Slavens relative to the brooms and asks for instructions.
These materials include descriptive statements of students for individuals transferred from the Omaha and Winnebago Agency to the Grant Institute in Genoa, Nebraska; the Lincoln Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt provides a copy of his letter sent to M. D. Shelby, Acting Superintendent of the Genoa Indian School, in which he provides justification for providing transportation to Henry Horse Looking to Carlisle.
M. D. Shelby, Acting Superintendent of the Genoa School, requests an answer from Richard Henry Pratt as to why he is furnishing transportation to students of the Genoa School without communicating with the Superintendent.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request of Charles G. Penney, Acting Indian Agent for the Pine Ridge Agency, for the return of Josephine Smith in order to employ her as a teacher.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the transfer of teacher James W. Hendren to the Genoa Indian School. Pratt states that in a telegram Hendren declined the transfer which Pratt approves.
Chauncey Yellow Robe requests a transfer to a western school as either an assistant disciplinarian or disciplinarian position.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that music teacher Rebecca J. Sawyer requests a transfer to another school.
Richard Henry Pratt provides a recommendation for Lillian Ferris at the behest of Supervisor Charles H. Dixon of the Genoa Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from W. H. Winslow, Superintendent of the Genoa Indian School, regarding appointing Chauncy Yellow Robe to the position of disciplinarian at the school.
Ida McTavish LaChapelle requests a position in the Indian Service as either a matron or assistant matron. Richard Henry Pratt forwards the letter along with information about LaChapelle.
Correspondence regarding requests to return from the Carlisle Indian School students who had come from the Standing Rock Agency. The requests focused on a promise that the term of enrollment for Carlisle was three years rather than five years.
These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Mrs. Frank Beaver to keep her daughter Lucy Decora at Carlisle instead of transferring her back to the Genoa Indian School. Decora was transferred to Genoa in order for her to complete her term of enrollment at Genoa.