Correspondence regarding the enrollment of children from the Sitting Bull band of Sioux being held as prisoners at Fort Randall. The officer in charge of Fort Randall indicates that the parents of the eligible children do not wish to see their children to be enrolled at Carlisle. Pratt notes that he would prefer to speak to these parents to…
William H. H. Llewellyn, U.S. Indian Agent for the Mescalero Agency, notes that he will use severe measures to recruit girls for the Carlisle Indian School.
Lewis Elm requests the return of his son, Levi Elm, from the Carlisle Indian School as he claims Levi is at Carlisle against both of their wishes. Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Bureau that Levi Elm arrived at the school on a five year term and despite a rough early start has now become accustomed to the school life. In addition, he…
M. P. Wyman, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, notes that the Office of Indian Affairs instruction to send 40 students to Carlisle is received. However, he notes that the chiefs are protesting and only a few are willing to go. Asks if he should use force to fill quota.
A note on the front indicates the Office has responded that no…
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a request from Sophia Lacey to enroll her children at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that if the children are eligible then he would be glad to enroll them as well as arrange transportation. Pratt further states that many students from this area "are so nearly…
Mrs. Crow requests the return of her grandson Carlo French from the Carlisle Indian School. Crow notes that French is not a healthy individual and went to Carlisle without her permission. She notes that she has already sent him medicine twice and that if he is not healthy then she would like him to be returned to his home.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the sons of Edward Gordon. Pratt encloses the correspondence between him and Gordon to show that the claims of a Catholic Priest were false and that Gordon was willing to keep his children at Carlisle.
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…
William Tallchief requests the return of his daughter Jennie Tallchief from the Carlisle Indian School. Tallchief notes that Jennie was induced to go to Carlisle without his consent and knowledge and that after receiving a contract for his agreement which he refuses to sign. As a result he requests her return as she now desires to return and…
Richard Henry Pratt responds to William Tallchief's request to return his daughter Jennie Tallchief from the Carlisle Indian School. He further addresses Tallchief's claims that the school kidnapped Jennie by providing letters from C. R. Dixon and George Runciman who were involved in gathering students from the New York Reservations when Jennie…
Fifteenth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School for the 1893-1894 school year. Richard Henry Pratt provides an overview of the previous year focusing on both the academic and industrial training as well as the outing program. In addition, Pratt focuses on the Chicago World's Fair and Columbian Exposition which the School had an exhibit…
William L. Hargrove, U.S. Indian Agent for the Western Shoshone Agency, writes to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the transfer of 16 children to the Carlisle Indian School.
Alfred John Standing responds to a request for Julia Hand to return to her home over the summer and return during for the Fall.
Henry Doxtator requests the return of his son Andrew Doxtator (here Andrew Doxtater) who he claims was kidnapped.
Alfred John Standing responds to the claim of Henry Doxtator that his son Andrew was kidnapped and taken to the Carlisle Indian School.
Alfred John Standing forwards a list of answers from Andrew Doxtator in response to his father's charge of kidnapping and request to return him from Carlisle.
Charles F. Peirce makes a report on the accusation of Henry Doxtator that his son, Andrew, was kidnapped and taken to the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request of Clara Bowers for the return of her children Emily and Gustave Hardt from the Carlisle Indian School. Included in the letter is a complaint of Gustave Hardt of mistreatment during his time on outing.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards correspondence regarding claims by Henry Doxtator that his daughter Phoebe was enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School without her parents consent.
Correspondence regarding the request for the return of Agnes Sanderville by her mother and grandfather as well as counterclaims by her father.
Alfred John Standing responds to the request of John Powell to return his children Moses and Stansill from the Carlisle Indian School.
John Powell send an affidavit claiming he did not provide consent to send his sons Moses and Stansill to the Carlisle Indian School and demands they be returned.
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.
Edgar A. Allen responds to the request of Louis Sawyer for his son Frank Sawyer to remain at home without worry about being returned to the Carlisle Indian School after having run away.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to Lewis Sawyer's claims that he did not consent to his son Frank being sent to Carlisle. Pratt further contends his desire to return Frank Sawyer to Carlisle is for the sake of discipline.