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Need to Improve Travel Logistics for Recruited Students and Continuing Supply Issues
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 Wichita, and suggests that better planning be made...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transportation of Four Students and Cheyenne Chief
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, who would like see the school. Crissey asks if...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Arrival of Sioux and Menominee Students
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 should be sent to the Hampton Institute.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Transfer of Menominee Boys from Carlisle to Hampton
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 [Wisecoby] and Moses Nonway, be sent to Hampton to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Retaining Sisseton Sioux and Menominee Students at Carlisle
November 7, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt that, at the request of Hampton Institute director General Samuel Armstrong, six Sisseton Sioux children and two Menominee boys from Green Bay, Wisconsin will be retained at Carlisle. Their addition increases the school's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Enclosure of The Southern Workman Newspaper
April 14, 1880

Wrapper for Samuel C. Armstrong's letter forwarding a copy of the newspaper, The Southern Workman, which details some of the work for Indians done at Hampton Institute and the Carlisle Indian School to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs Trowbridge.

Note: This item was copied from U.S....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Plan for Hampton Institute Students to Go North for the Summer
June 2, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt sends a telegram to Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge regarding 25 Hampton Institute students going north for the summer.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plan for Outing System in Massachusetts
June 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that he would like students to have outings on farms located in Berkshire and Hampshire counties in Massachusetts. According to Pratt's plan, the Bureau of Indian Affairs would pay for the students' transit while...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Full Report on Pratt's Trip to Recruit Students from Sisseton, Green Bay, and Lapointe Agencies
November 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report on his trip to Wisconsin and Dakota to recruit new students. Pratt notes that he first went to the Green Bay Agency and secured five students, but the enthusiasm among the parents was so strong that he could' have easily recruited twenty-five. Second, he...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Desire to Fill Quota for Indian Students at Hampton Institute
November 13, 1880

Samuel C. Armstrong informs Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. M. Marble that Richard Henry Pratt is likely not bringing any new students to fill the quota of 68 Indian students at Hampton Institute. Armstrong continues to say that Lieutenant Brown at Yankton Agency knows of many Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Enrolling Cheyenne and Arapaho Students
November 14, 1880

John D. Miles, Agent for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency, tells Richard Henry Pratt that his agency gave students cattle to take care of over vacation. As students did not know about the money and effort involved in caring for the animals, Miles relays a suggestion from John Holmes Seger (from...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sheldon Jackson Provides Update on Recruitment of Students
December 24, 1880

Sheldon Jackson encloses the plan for the Pueblo Industrial Indian Boarding School in Albuquerque, New Mexico to the Office of Indian Affairs. Jackson also states that he is having difficulty recruiting students for the Carlisle Indian School and the Hampton Normal and Agriculture School.

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, 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
Standing Responds Hill Children Should Remain at School
March 22, 1890

Alfred John Standing responds to the Office of Indian School regarding a letter from Cornelius Hill. Standing indicates the three students mentioned were transferred from the Martinsburg Indian School. Two of the students are on the outing program and the oldest is in the fourth grade. In...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request of Byron Wilde to Attend the Hampton Institute
July 17, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the request of Byron Wilde to attend the Hampton Institute.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Staff to Visit Tuskegee and Hampton
January 14, 1907

William A. Mercer requests authority to have Kate S. Bowersox and W. G. Thompson travel to the Hampton Institute and the Tuskegee Institute to learn from their teaching methods.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal for Establishing a Teacher of Agriculture
February 12, 1907

William A. Mercer proposes eliminating the position of assistant farmer and replacing it with a teacher of agriculture. Mercer goes on to provide his reasons for making such a move highlighting the experience of the Tuskegee and Hampton Institutes.

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

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