Richard Henry Pratt requests the Office of Indian Affairs authority to send Cora Eyre to the Navajo Agency to work as a laundress at the agency school.
Student and Former Student Job Recommendations
That is recommendations of people for jobs.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Nellie Londrosh has accepted the position of teacher at the Winnebago Agency.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from George W. Scott, Superintendent of the Fort Stevenson, who had requested Pratt recommend a student to oversee the newly created harness shop at the Fort Stevenson School. Pratt responds that he does not believe that the Carlisle Indian School provides sufficient training to allow for students to…
The U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Agency requests from Richard Henry Pratt that Benjamin Damon a student at the Carlisle Indian School be employed a position as an interpreter at the Agency.
Pratt forwards the letter to the Office of Indian Affairs noting that Damon is competent in English and would quickly regain his ability to speak…
George W. Scott, Superintendent of the Fort Stevenson School, requests a Carlisle Indian School student to fill the position of assistant seamstress at the School.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards letters from George and Lina Bushotter requesting positions as teachers in the Indian Service preferably in the Southwest. Pratt adds that George Bushotter was one of the first students he brought to the Hampton Institute and has spent many years learning as well as acquired some experience as a teacher.
Richard Henry Pratt recommends Howard Logan, a student at the Carlisle Indian School, for a position as a teacher at the Navajo Agency for one year. Pratt notes that Logan needs to go West for his health and this opportunity also allows him the change to earn money to pay for college.
Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a request from Susie Gray for a position at the Pawnee School. Pratt notes that he would place Gray in an assistant position and returns her letter.
Richard Henry Pratt provides a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on Frank Conroy upon his application for a position as a blacksmith in the Indian Service.
Richard Henry Pratt asks for information regarding Howard Logan. Pratt notes that Logan has been waiting for orders from Professor Rich to join him at Fort McDowell. Pratt indicates that Logan needs to be transferred due to his health and that he is a bright individual.
Richard Henry Pratt provides information on Charles W. Williams, known at Carlisle as Charley Wolf, and his potential appointment as an assistant teacher at the Colville Agency.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter concerning Ralph Eagle Feather. Pratt provides the history of Eagle Feather and notes that he would be quite willing to find Eagle Feather farm employment but that if he is willing to leave the reservation he would be able to find work as a carpenter in the West.
In response to an inquiry to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a teaching position in the Indian Service for Eva Johnson, Richard Henry Pratt provides information from E. L. Fisher as well as his recommendation.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter to the Office of Indian Affairs' he wrote to W. F. Canfield, Superintendent of the Fort Totten Training School, regarding his opinion on filling teaching positions with former students.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding Lawrence Smith. Pratt provides Smith's history at the Carlisle Indian School and noting that he has asked to be reenrolled at the Carlisle Indian School or to be released to attend the Hampton Institute. As a result, Pratt notes that it would not be fair to the school…
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding an application for appointment as a teacher on the Oneida reservation of Lillian May Cornelius. Pratt provides Cornelius history at Carlisle and notes that she was a considered a very promising teacher.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from George Means requesting a position as a Master of Transportation at the Pine Ridge Agency. Pratt in his letter states that while he does not want to interfere with the agent's selection that Means has the ability and integrity for the place.
Richard Henry Pratt provides an endorsement of former student Jesse Bent to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs at Bent's request.
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 encloses correspondence regarding the employment of former student Stailey Norcross as a tailor at the Navajo Agency.
Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of students who would be capable of filling various positions at the Fort Peck or Crow Agencies. Pratt further states that taking pupils from Carlisle to fill positions limits the ability of the school to graduate students.
Richard Henry Pratt further expounds on his belief that filling Indian Service positions with students in the midst of their education is harmful in regard to the position at the Lemhi District. Pratt discusses various students at the Carlisle Indian School.
Cover letter for an enclosure the names and addresses of former students of the Carlisle Indian School for unclassified positions in the Indian Service. That list is not included with this cover letter.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a certificate of graduation and a recommendation for Julia Wheelock for a position in the Indian Service. Also included is a request from Wheelock to appointed to a position as teacher at the South School House.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter apprarently asking if any of the current Carlisle School band members would be suitable as a band leader elsewhere. Pratt notes that he has a number of students who would make good band leaders but none would be good teachers. He further notes that the band members all seem…