Student Alcohol Use

Displaying 1 - 17 of 17 records
Pratt Responds to Request for Return of Jemison Scanadore
March 3, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the request of Joseph Scanadore for the return of his son Jemison Scanadore. Pratt provides Jemison's history at the Carlisle Indian School since his transfer from Martinsburg and ends by noting that he ran away from the school on February 25, 1891 and is likely already back…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Joseph Schanandore Requests Pratt Remit Son's Bank Account to Him
April 6, 1891 - June 10, 1891

Joseph Schanandore requests the Office of Indian Affairs instruct Richard Henry Pratt to remit him the remaining money held in his son Jemison's account at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
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.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Attorney General Assistance in Prosecuting Saloon-Keeper
August 13, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt requests the Office of Indian Affairs ask the Attorney General to direct the District Attorney of Philadelphia to prosecute a saloon-keeper in Ringoes, New Jersey for selling intoxicants to students on outing.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Suggests Change to Law Prohibiting Sale of Alcohol to Indians
May 25, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt requests the Office of Indian Affairs request Congress amend the law prohibiting the sale of alcohol to Indians to fix a loophole.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Honorable Discharge for Michael Solomon
September 14, 1905 - September 25, 1905

William A. Mercer responds to a letter from Alex Solomon requesting an honorable discharge for his son Michael Solomon from the Carlisle Indian School.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Approval of Action to Dismiss Frank Keshena
October 1, 1906

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has sent Frank Keshena home and requests approval of his action.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Additional Receipts of Individual Student Accounts
February 16, 1907

William A. Mercer forwards additional receipts for accounts of individual students of individual Indian moneys not included in cash papers previously sent. Also included are receipts for disbursements from the Emergency Account as well as documenting other Emergency Account disbursements for which there are no receipts.

Note: It is…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Dismissal of Three Students in 1907
July 2, 1907 - July 9, 1907

Correspondence between William A. Mercer and C. F. Larrabee regarding the dismissal of Joseph Favle, Belt Short Bear, and Simon Hemlock.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Commission a Deputy to Halt the Sale of Liquor
August 31, 1914

Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt informs Chief Special Officer Henry A. Larson that Carlisle Indian School Supervisor Lipps would like to commissioner one of his school employees, Edward Corbett, as a deputy. Lipps would like Corbett to be tasked with suppressing the sale of liquor to Indian students in the East. Merritt notes that at…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Return Home of George Clifford
March 1-3, 1915

These materials contain correspondence regarding the return home of George Clifford and the expenses resulting from the transportation cost to send him home.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Memorandum Regarding School Policy Reforms
March 26, 1915

These materials include a memorandum about reforms made to Carlisle Indian School policies by Supervisor Oscar Hiram Lipps in response to a 1914 Congressional investigation. The outlined reforms included curtailing the outing program, changing the courses of study, standardizing disciplinary measures, increasing arrests of local bootleggers,…

Format:
Reports
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Return Home of Hermis Merrivall
April 28, 1915

These materials contain correspondence regarding the return home of Hermis Merrivall to his home in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
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 confirmed to…

Format:
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 to…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Denial of Claim to Pay Detective Investigating Sale of Liquor to Students
July 11 - September 1, 1916

Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps forwards a letter from attorney Addison M. Bowman and communication from Glenn S. Warner relative to a $53.75 claim from detective George W. Shuler, who was hired to investigate the illegal sale of liquor to students at the Carlisle Indian School. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt does not…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Indictment of Stephen E. Kelly for Sale of Liquor to Indians
November 27, 1917 - March 27, 1918

These materials include correspondence regarding the indictment of Philadelphia bartender Stephen E. Kelly for selling liquor to four Carlisle Indian School students. The students, in Philadelphia for a game against the University of Pennsylvania, were disciplined by the school when they were discovered. Kelly's indictment sparked public outcry…

Format:
Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Standard Forms & Transactions:
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration