Armstrong, Samuel Chapman

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Preference that Pratt Stay at Hampton to Assist with Indian Students
December 20-30, 1878

Hampton Institute Principal Samuel Chapman Armstrong responds to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt's inquiry regarding the need for Captain Richard Henry Pratt to stay at Hampton to help care for and manage the Indian students. Armstrong states that it would be best for the Indians and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Recruit Dakota Students for Hampton
June 2, 1879

Hampton Institute Principal Samuel C. Armstrong states that they are currently educating 38 Indian boys and only 9 Indian girls, so he requests that they recruit 20 Dakota female Indian students. He requests that, if his wish is granted, Captain Richard H. Pratt be sent to secure the students...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Per-Student Funding and Establishment of School at Carlisle
August 4, 1879

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt suggesting an increase in the per-student funding afforded by the government to Indian schools. Pratt also encourages the Commissioner to continue pursuing Congressional approval for the opening of an Indian school at...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Issues with Contract for Educating Indian Students at Hampton
September 15, 1879

Hampton Institute Principal Samuel C. Armstrong informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that he has signed his contract. He states that he's unhappy with the terms of the contract and describes the expense and difficulty of educating Indian students.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Westward Travel Plans for General Armstrong
October 11, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to Commissioner of Indian Affiars Ezra Hayt a telegram sent by General Samuel Armstrong of the Hampton Institute. Armstrong telegrams Pratt asking whether he (Armstrong) is needed for a recruitment trip to Dakota, and Pratt forwards the telegram to the Commissioner...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Recruitment of Female Students from the Indian Territory for Hampton
October 27, 1879

Hampton Institute Principal Samuel C. Armstrong informs Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz that he received a telegraph from Captain Richard H. Pratt, who is currently in the Indian Territory. Pratt stated that there are many Indian girls in the Indian Territory who would be suitable students...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request for Transfer of Menominee Boys from Carlisle to Hampton
November 6-19, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs a letter, sent to General Samuel Armstrong of the Hampton Institute by Green Bay agent E. Stephens. Stephens requests that two students just sent to Carlisle, Joseph Wishecoppy [Wisecoby] and Moses Nonway, be sent to Hampton to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Retaining Sisseton Sioux and Menominee Students at Carlisle
November 7, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt that, at the request of Hampton Institute director General Samuel Armstrong, six Sisseton Sioux children and two Menominee boys from Green Bay, Wisconsin will be retained at Carlisle. Their addition increases the school's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Enclosure of The Southern Workman Newspaper
April 14, 1880

Wrapper for Samuel C. Armstrong's letter forwarding a copy of the newspaper, The Southern Workman, which details some of the work for Indians done at Hampton Institute and the Carlisle Indian School to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs Trowbridge.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Desire to Fill Quota for Indian Students at Hampton Institute
November 13, 1880

Samuel C. Armstrong informs Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. M. Marble that Richard Henry Pratt is likely not bringing any new students to fill the quota of 68 Indian students at Hampton Institute. Armstrong continues to say that Lieutenant Brown at Yankton Agency knows of many Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Enrolling Cheyenne and Arapaho Students
November 14, 1880

John D. Miles, Agent for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency, tells Richard Henry Pratt that his agency gave students cattle to take care of over vacation. As students did not know about the money and effort involved in caring for the animals, Miles relays a suggestion from John Holmes Seger (from...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Transfer Charles Somains to Carlisle
January 12, 1882

Green Bay Agency Indian Agent E. Stephens proposes transferring Charles Somains from the Hampton Institute to the Carlisle Indian School rather than having him return home. Somains indicates that this is likely the best path for helping Somains and his mother.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Notice that Somains to be Transferred to Carlisle
January 18, 1882

S. C. Armstrong acknowledges that he will transfer Charles Somains to Carlisle at the earliest opportunity from the Hampton Institute.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Hampton Normal School Recruiting Married Omaha Couples
July 19, 1882 - July 22, 1882

Samuel C. Armstrong writes that the Hampton Normal Institute is willing to educate three married Omaha couples along with three girls and one boy as government students if A. C. Fletcher is able to bring them with the Sioux delegation going to the Carlisle Indian School. Richard Henry Pratt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Reply to Office Letter Concerning Omaha Delegation in 1882
July 26, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs concerning a delegation of Omaha students being brought east by A. C. Fletcher.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Objection to Appropriations Committee Statements on Extravagance at Carlisle
December 16, 1882

Copy of a letter Richard Henry Pratt sent to Congressman Frank Hiscock, Chairman Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives regarding the Committee's hearing on the Carlisle Indian School's appropriation. Pratt disagrees with the idea that the school is being run in an extravagant...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommends Students from Colorado River Agency Attend Hampton
June 6, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt writes in regards to an inquiry from the U.S. Indian Agent of the Colorado River Agency to sending students to Carlisle. Pratt notes that Samuel C. Armstrong of the Hampton Institute is going to be visiting Agencies in Arizona and recommends that the students from the Agency...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Navajo Agent Discusses Difficulties Involved in Oversight
August 27, 1883 - September 8, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards letter from D. M. Riordan, U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Agency, discussing the hardships involved in overseeing the Agency. Pratt also discusses various matters at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Hampton Institute and the Carlisle Indian School
April 28, 1886 - January 11, 1888

T. S. Childs makes a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on Carlisle Indian School and the Indian Training School at the Hampton Institute. Childs report was prompted by complaints made against the Hampton Institute related to the health and discipline of students. Childs report focuses...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposed Transfer of Apache Students at Hampton to Carlisle
June 15, 1886

Samuel C. Armstrong, Principal of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural School, notes that with Richard Henry Pratt willing to take all of the imprisoned children at Fort Marion that the Apache students at Hampton also be transferred to Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Hampton Will Not Enroll 8 Chiricahua Students
May 5, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Secretary of the Interior that Samuel C. Armstrong, Superintendent of the Hampton Institute, has declined to enroll four married Chiricahua students from Fort Marion. Pratt writes that the students will be taken care of at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Audit of the Financial Transactions of Richard Henry Pratt
August 23, 1904

This audit and report, which concerns the finances of the Carlisle Indian School as administered by Richard Henry Pratt, was prepred immediately following his retirement as superintendent of the school. The report focuses on the use of non-governmental funds - charitable donations to the school...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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