Given, Obadiah G.

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Miss Wilson and Dr. Given with a student in the hospital, c.1887

School nurse Margaret Wilson and Dr. Obadiah Given posed with a student lying in a bed in the ward of the school hospital. 

Note: School records show Wilson worked at the school from 1881 until 1889. Given was employed there from 1884 to 1889. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Pratt Informs Office of the Hire of Obadiah G. Given as Physician
November 17, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has hired Obadiah G. Given as the Carlisle Indian School physician. Pratt details how he came to the decision as well as Given's salary.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Given Sends Deed of Trust Covering Purchase of Hocker Farm
October 10, 1883

Obadiah G. Given forwards the deed of trust covering the purchase of the Hocker Farm by the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Given Acknowledges Letter from Hiram Price
October 17, 1883

Obadiah G. Given, Carlisle Indian School Physician, acknowledges Hiram Price's letter and informs him that he has forwarded it to Richard Henry Pratt.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Office Informed of Given Recruiting Students at San Carlos Agency
January 12, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Office of Indian Affairs that Obadiah G. Given is at the San Carlos Agency recruiting students for the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recruiting Students in Among the Apache and Pueblo Agencies
January 12, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs telegraph that he has sent the school physician Obadiah G. Given to recruit students among the Pueblos and Apaches. He also details arrangements he has made with the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad company.

Pratt then...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry into Number of Children to Met Carlisle Agent
January 16, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt inquires of the Office of Indian Affairs how many children will from Arkansas City will join Carlisle Indian School Agent and school physician Obadiah G. Given.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Forwards Board of Survey Proceedings Convened in February 1884
February 27, 1884 - March 7, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the proceedings of a Board of Survey convened on February 29, 1884 to dispose of worn out and otherwise unserviceable property and drop them from his property returns.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Follow Up on Sending Given with Nez Perce Party
April 22, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt follows up his telegraph agreeing to send Obadiah G. Given with the party of Nez Perces being sent home. Pratt also recommends booking the Emigrant Sleepers as they provide the ability to make coffee therefore saving money on the coffee bill.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Expenses to Cover Obadiah Given While Traveling with Nez Perce Party
April 24, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt inquires about expenses related to Obadiah G. Given accompanying the Nez Perce Party back to their homes. Pratt notes that Given is ready to start when the Bureau of Indian Affairs telegraphs that the expenses will be covered.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Upcoming Recruitment Trip to Sioux Agencies
July 25, 1885

Notice of intent by Richard Henry Pratt that either he or the Carlisle Indian School physician Obadiah G. Given is set to visit the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies to enroll 75 students. Pratt notes that due to students at Rosebud being sent to Genoa and Lincoln in addition to the opposition to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Bids for Transporting Students from Rosebud and Pine Ridge
August 12, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt provides the bids received for transporting students from the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies to the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Transportation be Provided for Recruited Students in Nebraska
August 14, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt requests that Dr. Obadiah G. Given be given transportation for himself and 60 students at Rushville, Nebraska and 20 students at Valentine, Nebraska.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dennison Wheelock Request to Return Home
December 19, 1885 - January 8, 1886

Dennison Wheelock requests permission from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to return to his home at the Green Bay Agency. Wheelock cites his cold room and the general ill health of many students at Carlisle. In reply, Obadiah G. Given, the school physician, claims that as a percentage there are no...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Forwards Expenses Incurred in Treatment of Festus Pelone on Outing
January 29, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt forwards travel expenses of Obadiah G. Given to treat Festus Pelone while on outing.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Forwards Board of Survey Proceedings Convened in February 1886
February 15, 1886 - February 18, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a Board of Survey to the Office of Indian Affairs convened on February 15, 1886 to dispose of broken or otherwise unserviceable property at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Physician Report and Treatment Plan for William Butcher
June 2, 1886

Obadiah G. Given, the school physician of the Carlisle Indian School, reports on the health and treatment of William Butcher. Given states that Butcher has a localized scrofula infection that is best treated at the school. Richard Henry Pratt further states that Butcher is still active in both...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for the Return of Laura Good Nation
October 15, 1886

Robert Muggins requests the return of his sister, Laura Good Nation, from the Carlisle Indian School due to her poor health resulting from consumption. Muggins states that his people often die from consumption while remaining relatively well until the end. For that reason he requests her return...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Christine Archiqutte to Her Home
November 10, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to cover the expense to return Christine Archiquette to her home due to hemorrhages.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Lena Black Bear and Thomas Kester
February 23, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return Thomas Kester and Lena Black Bear to their homes due to ill health. Pratt indicates that the school has carried them through the poor weather but believes that a change will be beneficial.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Esther and Louisa Metoxen
April 17, 1887 - April 18, 1887

On the advice of school physician, Obadiah G. Given, Richard Henry Pratt recommends the immediate return to their homes of Esther and Louisa Metoxen.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Explanation of Disallowances Made By Treasury Department in Account Settlements
May 5, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a statement from the Second Auditor of the Treasury in settlement of his accounts from the fourth quarter of 1884 to and including the fourth quarter of 1885. Pratt goes through a list of transportation costs that were disallowed due to a portion of the road being...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Students from the Martinsburg Indian School to Carlisle
May 28, 1888 - May 31, 1888

P. A. Bridenbaugh, head of the Martinsburg Indian School, writes to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the transfer of Oneida students at Martinsburg to Carlisle. Bridenbaugh states that he has asked a policeman at the Agency to ask for consent for the transfer. Bridenbaugh also includes a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests to Send Physician to Green Bay with Martinsburg Students
June 25, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests to send the Carlisle Indian School physician to the Green Bay Agency to settle with parents of the returned Martinsburg Indian School students. Pratt notes that the physician has requested to go on leave in July and wishes to spend it in Kansas but is willing to go...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Follow Up to Transfer of Martinsburg Students to Carlisle
June 27, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that P. H. Bridenbaugh that two of the girls who stayed behind to assist with some of the work while students remained. Pratt writes that he believes the girls should come to Carlisle and asks that if any Office decision is needed that...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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