Itemized statement from John Robinson in assisting Marianna Burgess in escorting 68 Sioux students from the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Agencies to Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt inquires from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs what action to pursue as he has not heard from the Secretary of the Interior regarding a proposed course of action to use Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania as a school for training Native women in a manner similar to the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt documents his trip to the Rosebud Agency where he attempted to secure ninety students for the school. He notes that after an initial meeting where this was received with much enthusiasm, he failed to gather the allotted students due to the work of the Catholic priest at the agency. Pratt claims that the priest may be opposed…
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Baptiste Bayhylle and Ralph J. Weeks regarding a request from a Pawnee Chiefs to visit Carlisle. Pratt provides some context to their request including the fact that many served as scouts during the war with the Cheyenne, Kiowas, and Comanches. He further states that preference should be given to those…
Marianna Burgess sends a report to Richard Henry Pratt regarding a recruiting trip at the Menominee Agency. Burgess details the difficulties resulting from opposition from the local Catholic Priest. Pratt notes that he has experienced similar opposition at the Rosebud, Pine Ridge, and in a number of the Pueblo Agencies.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Bureau of Indian Affairs that he has received word from the Green Bay Agency of a number of Oneida students who desire to enroll at Carlisle. As a result he has sent Marrianna Burgess to select 20 students to bring back to Carlisle and requests transportation for that number to be made available at Oneida,…
Alfred John Standing informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Marianna Burgess has reported there are no tickets waiting for her and 20 Oneida students at De Pere, Wisconsin.
Richard Henry Pratt returns a letter from Thomas A. Metoxen who had requested to be returned home. Pratt also encloses an endorsement from Marianna Burgess disputing his statement. Pratt further states that it has been the policy of Carlisle to only accept students on a five year term and that Metoxen only has one more year left on his…
Richard Henry Pratt requests assistance from the Office of Indian Affairs in securing students for the upcoming school year. Pratt specifically asks for the Office to send letters to encourage Agents at various Agencies to help secure students. Pratt further notes that he is sending Marianna Burgess and Kate Irvine to New Mexico with the…
Richard Henry Pratt returns the correspondence surrounding the treatment of returned pupils to Pueblo Agencies in New Mexico. Pratt notes that he is happy to see the actions taken by the Office of Indian Affairs including the actions taken by Frank D. Lewis, U.S. Special Indian Agent, in removing and criminally charging the Governor of the…
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has received a letter from Colonel Robert Marmon denouncing the treatment of children returned from various Training Schools by the Governor and Officials of Acoma Village. Pratt suggests sending Special Agent Lewis to investigate the claims. He also documents that there…
Charles H. Thompson forwards an inspection report of the Carlisle Indian School on March 2, 1892. Thompson's report examines a wide range of topics related to the school including the buildings, health of students, food, student's social lives, industrial training, outings, and academic training.
Thompson also includes a number of…
These materials include a descriptive statement of pupils regarding 5 individuals sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Omaha and Winnebago Agency.
Assistant Superintendent A. J. Standing sends a telegram to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs requesting an immediate answer to Burgess', Miles', and Carter's leave of absence requests.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a request to return Marguerite Provost and Louise Provost to their home. Pratt also encloses two letters from Marianna Burgess regarding the case.
Marianna Burgess, Superintendent of Printing, seeks authority to provide the proof sheets of a pamphlet of Richard Henry Pratt's eighteenth annual report to a local reporter.
Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of staff and the location and number of rooms assigned for their use at the Carlisle Indian School.
Note: Gertrude Simmons later became known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin and Zitkala-Sa.
Richard H. Pratt recommends that former student James R. Wheelock be appointed as a disciplinarian or printer and bandmaster in the Indian Service. Pratt forwards Wheelock's application along with a reference from Marianna Burgess and endorses him in his cover letter.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has forwarded three large framed photographs, grain from the Riverside School, and carpet to F. W. Clarke for the Omaha Exhibit.
Report of Carlisle Indian School employees with a salary of over $300 and their legal residence and date of the entrance into the Indian Service as a permanent employee.
Cover letter of report correcting the legal residences of various employees of the Carlisle Indian School.
Marianna Burgess forwards four labels printed by a student at the Carlisle Indian School and recommends they be paid an additional 40 cents.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the report covering the leave of absence for Marianna Burgess was in error. Pratt provides the correct dates and notes that in the future he can seek approval via telegraph if the Office requires it.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a request from C. D. Griffin, Superintendent of the Alabama Boys' Industrial School, to have Frank Woods enroll at the Carlisle Indian School.
Superintendent of Printing Marianna Burgess requests a leave of absence to attend the Indian Convention at Newport, Oregon and for 20 days vacation. Richard H. Pratt forwards and approves Burgess' request.