Criticism of the School/Students in the Press

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Allegations of Preventing Catholic Students from Attending Church
September 11, 1883 - September 15, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt responds to allegations from Henry M. Beadle, the editor of The Washington Catholic, that he prevents Catholic students at the Carlisle Indian School from attending the local Catholic Church in Carlisle. Pratt responds by noting his arrangement with Father Hickey regarding allowing students to attend services that…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Update on Rules and Regulations and Article by Harries
October 26, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Thomas J. Morgan informing him that he is printing the rules and regulations for enforcing compulsory attendance in the Red Man. In addition, Pratt writes of a letter of former student George Means that he is forwarding officially under separate cover. Means writes concerning the article published by Mr.…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Article Accusing White Buffalo of Three Murders
July 28, 1902 - August 6, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a copy of the Carlisle Weekly Herald which reprinted an article regarding accusations that White Buffalo killed three women. Pratt also forwards a copy of a telegram from the agent claiming that the article is entirely false. As a result Pratt requests the government bring a suit against the North…

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Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Denial of Claims in Article Regarding Former Carlisle Students
February 21, 1905 - February 22, 1905

William A. Mercer forwards a New York Times article covering the arrest for desertion from the U.S. Army of four members of the Seneca Nation. Mercer comments the article is full of falsehoods and that only two of the men were former Carlisle students and did not have good records as students.

In a separate note Francis E. Leupp asks…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Accusations of Professionalism on the Carlisle Football Team
December 10-19, 1907

This material includes newspaper articles alleging that the Carlisle Football Team had been using professional players during the season, and correspondence from members of the Bureau of Indian Affairs answering the charges.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Public Charges Against Carlisle's Football Team
December 12, 1907 - March 14, 1908

This material includes correspondence concerning charges brought against a member of Carlisle's football team in a Philadelphia newspaper.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Charges Against Carlisle's Football Squad
December 16, 1907

This document contains a letter responding to public charges made against the Carlisle Football Team concerning the eligibility of certain members. The letter discusses terms and lengths of student enrollment, the use of athletic funds in Carlisle's budget, and the academic responsibilities of student athletes.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint Regarding Band Students
June 27 - July 23, 1909

This document contains correspondence concerning a complaint made by bandmaster James Wheelock that students from the school band were improperly disciplined by being locked in the guard house. The complaint, which made headlines in national newspapers including The Outlook, was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.…

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Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Article Regarding Student Discipline and Town Interactions
May 3-12, 1915

These materials include a newspaper clipping, an internal circular order, and correspondence regarding an article in the Carlisle Herald regarding the discipline of male and female students of the Carlisle Indian School, who reportedly visited the east end of the town for parties with local residents. Superintendent Lipps…

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Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Male Students Drinking and Spending Time with Carlisle Women
May 12, 1915

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells forwards a newspaper article about behavior of the school's male students with alcohol and local women to Oscar Lipps and asks for his response. 

In his reply Lipps disputes some of the article's specific charges but says in general it is accurate. He also describes how difficult it has been…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration