Communications from Elected Officials

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Request from O. P. Goodwin for His Daughters to be Enrolled at Carlisle or Lincoln
January 28, 1885

O. P. Goodwin requests from the Wyoming Congressional Representative Morton Everel Post for his daughters to be enrolled either at the Carlisle Indian School or the Lincoln Institute. Post forwarded the letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs asking the request be considered favorably.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation on Recruiting Students in Michigan
May 29, 1889

Byron M. Cutcheon, Congressman from Michigan, responds to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding 50 pupils from Michigan to be enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School. Cutcheon recommends the office communicate with a former U.S. Indian Agent and Frank W. Wheeler, another Congressman from Michigan.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Increase New York Enrollment at Carlisle
March 10, 1892

William S. Hubbell writes Senator Henry L. Dawes and requests that the number of New York students at the Carlisle Indian School be increased to 50 students.

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Letters/Correspondence, Maps, Newspapers and Magazines
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National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Abuse Towards Students in Discipline
December 2, 1892 - December 3, 1892

Adela Rankin writes to Theodore Roosevelt (serving on the Civil Service Commission at that time) in regards to claims of abuse of students at the Carlisle Indian School. As a result of her attempting to bring these claims to light, she was dismissed by Pratt from her temporary position teaching elocution and oratory. Transcript included.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Pratt's Request to Transfer R. E. Wilson
December 8, 1898 - March 7, 1899

Nathaniel McKay responds on behalf of matron R. E. Wilson in response to Richard Henry Pratt's actions towards asking her to transfer to another school.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request for the Return of the Children of Mrs. Albert Bowers
February 12, 1899

Wisconsin Congressman James H. Davidson requests information on the complaint of Mrs. Albert Bowers who desires the return of her children from the Carlisle Indian School.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Resignation of G. M. Shelby
June 7, 1900

G. M. Shelby informs Representative George W. Faris that he has resigned his position at the Carlisle Indian School due to false accusations made against him. Faris forwarded the letter to the Office of Indian Affairs.

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Letters/Correspondence
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James Cavett Complains of Treatment Resulting From Appointment
August 23, 1900 - September 19, 1900

Ohio Congressman Charles Dick forwards a letter of James E. Cavett to W. A. Jones regarding his appointment as a wagonmaker to the Carlisle Indian School.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to His Letter Revoking Appointment of Mary Jackson
September 8, 1900 - October 1, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a complaint from U.S. Representative C. E. Littlefield regarding his letter to Mary Jackson informing her that her appointment to clerk at the Carlisle Indian School was revoked.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding the Request for the Return of Maggie Venne
November 18, 1902 - July 12, 1904

Correspondence regarding the request for the return on Maggie Venne. Also included are materials related to the outing system at the Carlisle Indian School.

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Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request for the Return of Mary Ladouceur
February 9, 1903

Porter J. McCumber, North Dakota Senator, refers to correspondence and affidavits of the enrollment of Mary Ladouceur at the Carlisle Indian School against the wishes of her father and requests her to be sent home.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Teller Requests Retention of Richard Henry Pratt as Superintendent
February 23, 1903

Colorado Senator Henry M. Teller urges the retention of Richard Henry Pratt as Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Return Nicodemus Billy
May 2, 1904 - May 6, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request to return Nicodemus Billy to his home.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
McCumber's Additional Request for the Return of Maggie Venne
July 14, 1904 - August 12, 1904

Correspondence between Senator Porter J. McCumber and others regarding the return of Maggie Venne to her home. The final letter indicates that Venne is return from outing in order to be sent home.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Allen Informs Office of Return of Maggie Venne
August 9, 1904 - August 19, 1904

Edgar A. Allen informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Maggie Venne has been brought back from her outing home and will leave shortly to return to her home. Allen further returns correspondence from Senator Porter J. McCumber regarding his request to have Venne returned.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
McCumber Thanks Office for Helping Maggie Venne Return Home
August 27, 1904

Senator Porter J. McCumber thanks W. A. Jones for his assistance in helping Maggie Venne return to her home.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Carlisle Citizens Want Input into Superintendent Appointment
January 7, 1908

Mr. Miller [first name unclear] of the Pennsylvania Senate writes to Commissioner Francis E. Leupp to inform him that a committee of Carlisle residents, who would like to voice their opinion on the appointment of a new Superintendent at the Carlisle Indian School, are postponing their call to Washington D.C.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Policy Against Female Students Working as Servants while on Outing
May 24 - June 18, 1910

Walter S. Davis asks Congressman John H. Rothermel to influence the Carlisle Indian School for him because he would like to have "two of the trained servants" from the school, but the school's policy is to not send students to cities the size of Reading, which is where Davis lives. 

Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. G. Valentine forwards…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Send Annual Report to School Farmer
April 19, 1911 - April 22, 1911

Representative Sereno E. Payne requests on behalf of Carlisle Indian School farmer, Joseph P. Siebeneicher, a copy of the last Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs be forwarded to Siebeneicher.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Failure to Pay for School Band Supplies
June 10 - August 9, 1912

Representative J. A. M. Adair informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs Robert G. Valentine that the conductor of the Carlisle Indian School band owes money to one of his constituents, W. G. Carey. Adair asks what jurisdiction the band is under and how to make sure that a payment is made. Carlisle Superintendent Moses Friedman informs Valentine…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Explanation of Why Female Students Declined an Outing
July 10 - August 18, 1913

Representative Thomas J. Soully forwards a letter from James M. Ziegler to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Acting Commissioner Cato Sells forwards Soully's and Ziegler's letters to Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman and explains that Ziegler is looking to be a host for a female student on outing. 

Friedman informs…

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Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence
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Payroll Approval and Abolishment of Musical Director Position, 1914
February 28, 1914 - June 19, 1914

These materials include correspondence on two separate topics. In the first series, Supervisor Oscar Hiram Lipps inquires whether the February payroll submitted by his predecessor, Superintendent Moses Friedman, should be paid. In the second series, Representative Charles E. Patton inquires into the suspension of Musical Director Claude M.…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Teacher for Possible New Practical Building Class
July 28, 1914 - August 5, 1914

Representative A. Mitchell Palmer recommends Carnegie Technical School Professor J. H. Nolen to be teacher of an upcoming practical building course at the Carlisle Indian School. 

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells informs Palmer that the creation of the position is not official yet, and if it does become official, appointments…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Health Reports of Walter Winsborough
January 8 - March 6, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding reports on the health of Walter Winsborough to his mother Mary Wells. Additionally, a request from Winsborough's parents was sent through Senator Harry Lane to return him to his home.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Office Replies to Request for Information from Mrs. C. D. Markham
February 6, 1919

Cato Sells replies to Henry G. Thomas, Secretary to Senator Robert L. Owen, regarding the request of Mrs. C. D. Markham for information on the American Indian. Sells provides some information about a publication about Geronimo, the reason for the return of the Carlisle Indian School to the War Department, and encloses the Annual Report for the…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration