Roosevelt, Theodore

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Alfrich Heap-of-Birds Student File

Student file of Alfrich Heap-of-Birds. No entrance or departure information is given, and no Nation is given. The file contains a newspaper clipping, a trade/position record card, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving indicating Heap-of-Birds was farming in Clinton, Oklahoma, in...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Justin Head (Rat Head) Student File

Student file of Justin Head, a member of the Apache Nation, who entered the school on February 2, 1884 and departed on March 1, 1892. The file contains student information cards, a returned student survey, land grants, parole records, an outing evaluation, letters/correspondence concerning Head'...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Abuse Towards Students in Discipline
December 2, 1892 - December 3, 1892

Adela Rankin writes to Theodore Roosevelt (serving on the Civil Service Commission at that time) in regards to claims of abuse of students at the Carlisle Indian School. As a result of her attempting to bring these claims to light, she was dismissed by Pratt from her temporary position teaching...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dorchester Responds to Complaints
January 26, 1893

Daniel Dorchester, Superintendent of the Indian Schools, comments on his investigation regarding a letter from Adela Rankin about student abuse, as well as complaints of New York Indians regarding a lack of food at Carlisle. Dorchester relates that he has tried to follow up with Rankin but has...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Explanation for Overruling Exceptions to Civil Service Certifications
June 22, 1893

Theodore Roosevelt responds to a communication from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding objections made by Richard Henry Pratt for Civil Service certifications 244, 246, and 247. Roosevelt writes that the Civil Service Commission cannot sustain objections unless specific objections are made...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Personnel File of William A. Mercer, Superintendent
February 25, 1903 - March 27, 1909

Personnel file of William A. Mercer, who served as the Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School from July 1, 1904 to February 1, 1908. Before coming to Carlisle, Mercer was Captain of the Seventh United States Cavalry, and was also considered to become Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Native Americans in the U.S. Military
April 9, 1906 - December 19, 1907

Robert Shaw Oliver, Acting Secretary of War, returns papers related to the Carlisle Indian School preparing students for the United States Cavalry. Included are William A. Mercer's original plan along with comments by the Office of Indian Affairs and a final ruling by the Acting Judge-Advocate...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment of William Stimpel as Disciplinarian
September 6, 1907 - December 19, 1907

These materials include correspondence, legal documents, and an Executive Order regarding the appointment of William Stimpel as Disciplinarian for the Large Boys Quarters of the Carlisle Indian School. The position had been temporarily filled by numerous teachers and recent graduates without...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Football Contract with University of Denver
November 17, 1908 - December 7, 1908

These materials include correspondence regarding a contract for the Carlisle Indian School football team to play the University of Denver. Superintendent Moses Friedman, Carlisle's new director, did not approve of the pre-arranged game because of how long students would be kept out of class....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding 1914 Congressional Investigation
May 4, 1914 - October 25, 1918

These materials include correspondence and legal documents regarding the 1914 internal and Congressional investigations into Superintendent Moses Friedman and Chief Clerk Siceni J. Nori of the Carlisle Indian School. Included is copied and original correspondence regarding the resignation of...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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