Student file of Robert American Horse (Cut Ears), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and ultimately departed on June 14, 1887. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains a student information card, a trade/position record card, a report after leaving, a…
American Horse, Robert
Student information card of Robert American Horse (Cut Ears) (here written as Cut Ear), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1879 and departed on June 14, 1887. The file indicates American Horse was living in Kyle, South Dakota in 1913 and Manderson, South Dakota in 1914.
Note: In a letter describing the…
Seven letters, written between December 6 and December 13, 1880, from Richard Henry Pratt to Chief White Thunder about the illness of his son, Ernest.
Richard Henry Pratt writes to Chief White Thunder telling him of the death of his son, Ernest.
American Horse asks Richard Henry Pratt if he may come to Carlisle to visit his children attending the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he believes American Horse coming to Carlisle would help keep his children in school for another two years and he would not need to be accompanied or spied upon.…
Richard Henry Pratt reports the arrival of 68 students at the Carlisle Indian School from the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies.
These materials include a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 13 children transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Pine Ridge Agency.
Richard Henry Pratt provides the Office of Indian Affairs with a list of 80 students to return to their homes due to expiration of their terms and sickness. Pratt also details the travel arrangements for travel to the various agencies and locations. He also notes that 68 pupils whose terms have expired have elected to remain at the school.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a copy of a letter from George LeRoy Brown, Acting U.S. Indian Agent for the Pine Ridge Agency, to the Office of Indian Affairs. In Brown's letter he provides an update and a character assessment on former Carlisle Indian School students he has met.