Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that Sheldon Jackson has arrived with eleven new potential Pueblo students. Pratt states that he'll send an official physician report on the students once it is finished. So far, the school doctor has found two students to have lung problems and "a low state of vitality…
Medical Examinations Upon Arrival
Results of school doctor's examinations of incoming students.
J. S. Bender informs Richard Henry Pratt that he has completed his examination of the eleven new Pueblo students and found nine of them to be healthy. Bender notes that two students have several problematic symptoms, and states that he's been informed by Sheldon Jackson that these students have had pneumonia. Pratt forwards Bender's letter to…
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a report on the health of the newly arrived Creek students from the school physician C. H. Hepburn. Hepburn indicates four students who have been physically affected by previous illness and comments on the age of the children as compared to the age they provided (noting he believes several of the girls are older…
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a report from the Carlisle School physician C. H. Hepburn on the health of students recently arrived from the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Pueblo Nations to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards the report of school physican C. H. Hepburn on the health of the newly arrived students from the Osage Nation. Pratt notes that the students are quite satisfactory with the exception that are too few girls.
C. H. Hepburn, the Carlisle School Physican, reports on the general good health of the newly arrived students from the Shoshone Agency in the Wyoming Territory. He notes one student has scarring associated with scrofula but has no current enlarged lymph nodes and is presently healthy.
Thomas Stewart Jr., school physician, compiles the monthly sanitary report for September 1882.
Carlisle Indian School physician O. G. Given provides a report on the recently arrived Crow students from Carlisle, several of whom should be sent back. As a result of the report Pratt recommends including additional agency health examinations.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that none of the party of seven students from Red Lake have arrived, but the one from the White Earth Agency who was to accompany them has arrived at Carlisle. Pratt further states that this student, upon his medical examination, was found unfit. As a result, he recommends that the…
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding a letter from C. R. A. Scobey, U.S. Indian Agent for the Fort Peck Agency. Pratt writes that he was mistaken in his letter to Smoker of the identity of the student who has rarely been in school since her arrival. Pratt details the treatment he has undertaken to…
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from Lieutenant McAnaney, Fort Belknap Agent, in reference to vacancies at the Fort Belknap school. Pratt states that he did not mean to give a strong endorsement for a cook position for Lucy Enter Lodge and instead recommends Rosalie Ereaux. In addition, he discusses the charge that no one from the Fort…
Richard Henry Pratt provides an update on the enrollment for the 1894 school year. He further states that the Carlisle Indian School often receives students who should not have been sent and that an employee of the school should be sent to obtain students rather than have them sent by the agencies.
Correspondence regarding the decision to return Joel Bighead and John Wolfchief to their homes.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding correspondence between himself and U.S. Indian Agent Scobey. Pratt notes that they have been in communication regarding a party of students from the Fort Peck Agency.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a report from school physician S. L. Diven regarding the health of a recent class of students.
Alfred John Standing responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding correspondence on the health of Jennie Redwing and other students from the Santee Agency who had eye trouble upon arriving at Carlisle.
Correspondence regarding the request for the return on Maggie Venne. Also included are materials related to the outing system at the Carlisle Indian School.
William A. Mercer forwards report of the Carlisle Indian School physician on the health of the student body focusing on tuberculosis. The report provides several recommendations that Mercer says he has adopted to prevent the spread of tuberculosis.