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Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1884
1884

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1884, containing the annual report of the Carlisle Indian School. The report includes discussions of enrollment statistics, transfers, educational and industrial...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 21 & No. 22)
January 8, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled “Smile Whenever You Can," followed by a lesson titled, "What Is Polite?" and a description of the life cycles of certain mammals. Page two featured the "Forty-Ninth Congress" civics lesson comparing government to the Indian school’s debating clubs in...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 28)
February 18, 1887

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...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 33)
March 30, 1888

The first page opened with the poem, " A Proverb," followed by Jemima Wheelock's (Oneida) report of "Our Wilmington Trip," about a group of students traveling to Delaware where they stayed with families before they headed to Philadelphia with Capt. Pratt and Miss Leverett.  They visited John...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 38)
May 4, 1888

The first page opened with a poem "Legend of the 'Forget-Me-Not, '" "From the Scrap-book of a subscriber;" followed by an article called "Happy Accidents," about the importance of self-help. Next came a piece that continued on the fourth page entitled "How Boys Can Make Money." Page two began...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 46)
June 29, 1888

The first page opened with a poem selected “by Mrs. Pettinos,” titled “The Sun and the Wind,” followed by a conversation about the meaning of the 4th of July and how an Indian School student might be influenced to extend his time at the school instead of returning to the reservation. Page two...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 9)
October 7, 1887

Page one opened with the poem, "The Child's Mission," followed by a report called "Rev. Peter Owaha Matthews Speaks to Our School," which was continued on the fourth page. It was the account of an assimilated Indian and the trials he overcame  to become a successful, educated professional. Page...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 6)
September 21, 1888

The first page opened with an untitled poem by J. W. Burgess reprinted from Sunshine, followed by “Our Walnut Tree” about the Man-On-the-Band-Stand’s efforts to keep students from picking green walnuts. The second page began with “The Captain,” which described the speech Capt. Pratt...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Information on Peter Snow and Sister Provided to Office
April 1, 1890

Alfred John Standing responds to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding Peter Snow and his sister. Standing provides information on the two students and notes that their father is listed on the annuity roll as Long Tail in addition to noting that Snow's sister is enrolled at the Lincoln...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Descriptive Statements of Pupils from Omaha and Winnebago Agency to Grant, Carlisle, and Lincoln Schools, 1891
August 1 - October 5, 1891

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.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
White Earth Agency Eligible Students for an Annuity Payment
March 1, 1892 - March 9, 1892

Correspondence and reports related to students attending the Carlisle Indian School and Lincoln Institute from the White Earth Agency eligible to receive an annuity from the Agency.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding the Transfer of Fred Smith
September 8, 1898 - November 23, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt forwards correspondence regarding the transfer of Fred Smith from the Lincoln Institute to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt also includes a statement that he believes the Lincoln Institute should be ended.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Lincoln Institute Requests Official Discharge for Abraham Smith
January 18, 1899

William Hugg writes to W. A. Jones of a letter from Richard Henry Pratt regarding the discharge and transfer of Abraham Smith.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Requests Discharge Papers for Abram Smith be Sent to Lincoln
January 20, 1899

Alfred John Standing requests the Office of Indian Affairs send the official discharge papers for Abram Smith at the Lincoln Institute in order to complete his transfer to Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Abraham Smith from Lincoln Institute
January 21, 1899

Alfred John Standing informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the transfer of Abraham Smith from the Lincoln Institute has been accomplished.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Hugg Confirming Transfer of Seven Students to Carlisle
April 3, 1899

William Hugg informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he will comply with the order to transfer seven students to the Carlisle Indian School. He requests that three of the students remain in order to participate in an exhibition due to their being in the School Band.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Enroll Son of Filmore Jackson
April 15, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a request from Filmore Jackson to transfer his son from the Lincoln Institute to the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
George Lincoln Requests Transfer of Children from Lincoln Institute
May 15, 1899

George I. Lincoln requests the transfer of six children from the Lincoln Institute to the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letters from Lincoln Students Desiring to Remain at Lincoln
June 27, 1899 - June 28, 1899

William M. Hugg, Superintendent of the Lincoln Institute, provides letters from four students who were to be transferred to Carlisle expressing their desire to remain at Lincoln.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Proposal to Transfer Four Students to Carlisle
September 25, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding a proposal of Superintendent of the Lincoln Institute to transfer four students to Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Circular from Lincoln Institute
March 1, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a circular disseminated by the Lincoln Institute and further comments on the writer of the pamphlet.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Order to Transfer Students from Lincoln Institute
May 15, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests that the Office of Indian Affairs issue an order to the Lincoln Institute directing the transfer of all students whose terms have not expired to the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Additional Sloyd Equipment
September 13, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase additional equipment for the sloyd department on account of the transfer of a number of smaller students from the Lincoln Institute.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Return Lizzie and Nancy Chubb
October 1, 1902 - November 20, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt provides correspondence and documents related to a request to return Lizzie and Nancy Chubb to their home. Their father in particular objects to them being sent out to work on the outing program and notes that they are sick.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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