Discipline - General

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Inspection Report of James A. Cooper of the Carlisle Indian School
March 5, 1890

James A. Cooper provides his report to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding his inspection of the Carlisle Indian School. Cooper covers the buildings, the number of pupils, the staff, clothing and diet of students, and discipline. Cooper also covers the industrial and traditional educations at Carlisle and ends by comparing the students at…

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Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Complaints Made by Mary M. Kennedy
December 11, 1892 - April 1, 1893

Mary M. Kennedy provides Thomas J. Morgan two letters regarding claims made by students at Carlisle regarding their punishment over complaints that they are not receiving enough food to eat. She further states that Richard Henry Pratt punishes students when he hears they have written home complaining and to not show the letters to him.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Dorchester Responds to Complaints
January 26, 1893

Daniel Dorchester, Superintendent of the Indian Schools, comments on his investigation regarding a letter written by Adela Rankin to Theodore Roosevelt about student abuse, as well as complaints of New York Indians regarding a lack of food at Carlisle. Dorchester relates that he has tried to follow up with Rankin but has not gotten a response…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Petition of Cattaraugus Reservation Requesting Return of Children
April 21, 1893 - May 1, 1893

A. W. Ferrin forwards petition of the Cattaraugus Reservation requesting the return of certain pupils from the Carlisle Indian School. The petition claims that parents were misinformed and that some students were taken without consent, parents are unhappy with the treatment of their children, that students are not getting enough academic…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Transfer Lettie Connolly
September 13, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request to transfer Lettie Connolly to the Lincoln Institute.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Discusses Lewis Williams
March 30, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding Lewis Williams (also known as Lewis Daniel Williams).

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request of Jacob Cobmoosa
May 22, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the request of former student Jacob Cobmoosa to have his belongings shipped to him.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Flannery Requests Assistance from Browning
September 16, 1896

Former student James D. Flannery requests the assistance of Commissioner of Indian Affairs Daniel M. Browning due to his health and lack of finances in dealing with Richard Henry Pratt.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request for Pittsburgh Police Request for Assistance
December 4, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt provides the context of his actions to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding his request to the Pittsburgh Police Department treat two runaway students as vagrants.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Letter Regarding Robert Bonga
December 8, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter regarding Robert Bonga and his actions at various schools. Pratt provides his recommendations in cases like Bonga's and notes that he ran away from Carlisle shortly after arriving.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Return Amos Long Wolf
August 25, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a request from Amos Long Wolf to return home.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Report and Recommendations on the Carlisle Indian School and Outing System
September 24, 1898

A. O. Wright, Supervisor of Indian Schools, provides a report on the Carlisle Indian School focusing on the outing program. Wright provides details of the school as he found it as well as provides recommendations for improvement.

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Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Return Lily Felix
February 6, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request from her father to return Lily Felix.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Letter from Local Carlisle Attorney
March 1, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding a letter from local attorney George Hayes pertaining to a student under discipline. (The student is not identified here.) 

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Office Inquiry Regarding Gertrude Simmons
July 28, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the request of Gertrude Simmons for a position as a Principal Teacher in the Indian Service.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
List of Runaway and Expelled Students
August 4, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a list of students who he recommends not be accepted at any other Government school.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Protests Three Former Students Enrolling at Flandreau
September 15, 1902 - September 16, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Joseph C. Hart, Superintendent of the Oneida Indian School, regarding three former Carlisle students who desire to enroll at Flandreau.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Allen Responds to Student Complaints Against Disciplinarian
March 5, 1903

Edgar A. Allen responds to the complaints of John Susep and J. Frederick Nicholar against disciplinarian W. G. Thompson.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
William John Protests Punishment of Two Runaway Students
May 20, 1903 - June 9, 1903

Edgar A. Allen responds to a letter from William John regarding the punishment of two runaway students by whipping. John further requests to be released early from the Carlisle Indian School.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Approval of Dismissal of Joseph Colonhaski
November 21, 1904

William A. Mercer requests approval of the dismissal of Joseph Colonhaski following his trial for theft by fellow students.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Approval of Dismissal of Ida La Fromboise
December 12, 1904

Request for the approval of the dismissal of Ida La Fromboise (here Ida La Frumboise) from the Carlisle Indian School.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Wise Responds to Inquiry Regarding Harry K. Cole's Property
June 8, 1905 - June 24, 1905

J. R. Wise responds to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding an inquiry from Princess Chinquilla who claims her son, Harry K. Cole, left money, a trunk, and a gold watch when he left the Carlisle Indian School.

Princess Chinquilla in her letter also requests a position for Cole in the Indian Service.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Disposition of Funds Confiscated from Runaway Students
March 7, 1906

William A. Mercer provides a report on the funds that are confiscated from runaway pupils, detailing that they are deposited into the Emergency Account. 

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Arrange the Return of Jesse Twigg
March 20, 1906

William A. Mercer requests authority to arrange for the return of Jesse Twigg to his home following his discharge from the State Reformatory in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Responds to Request to Release Jesse Pierce
August 30, 1906 - September 10, 1906

William A. Mercer responds to the request to release Jesse Pierce from his enrollment at the Carlisle Indian School.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration