Schurz, Carl

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Denial of Authority to Engage in Indian Education in Oregon
July 23, 1879 - August 1, 1879

Secretary of War George W. McCrary informs Assistant Secretary of the Interior A. Bell that he does not have authority to allow Lieutenant Melville C. Wilkinson to engage in Indian education as Richard Henry Pratt is already in that line of work. Instead, Wilkinson will be sent to a college in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Documents Relating to the Transfer of the Carlisle Barracks to the Interior Department
August 25, 1879 - January 7, 1880

Secretary of War Alex Ramsey transmits to Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz a report from Lieutenant E. T. C. Richmond indicating that the transfer of the Carlisle Barracks from the War Department to the Interior was completed on January 6, 1880 and correspondence regarding said transfer....

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Fulfillment of Request for Garden Seeds
March 3, 1880

Commissioner of Indian Affairs William G. LeDue informs Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz that Richard Henry Pratt's request for garden seeds has been filled.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Declination of Request to Allow Officer to Recruit Students
March 24, 1880 - March 29, 1880

Secretary of War Alexander Ramsey informs Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz that he is declining the Commissioner of Indian Affairs' request to allow Lieutenant George LeRoy Brown to recruit Indian students from Nations in Colorado and New Mexico and transport them to the Carlisle Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Recruit 50 Navajo Students
April 8, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt argues to the Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz that his approval for the school to recruit 15 Navajo students is insufficient, and he would like to recruit 50. Pratt writes that the Presbyterian Church has had 10 years to educate the Navajo nation and has failed to make...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Need for Spotted Tail to Pay for Transportation to Return his Children to Carlisle
August 11, 1880

Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz informs Assistant Secretary of the Interior A. Bell that, if Spotted Tail wants to return his children to the Carlisle Indian School, he has to do it at his own expense. Schurz continues on to write about matters unrelated to Carlisle.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Information on the Civilization Fund
November 16, 1880

E. Hind states that he recently visited the Carlisle Indian School and was very impressed by the work being done there. He asks for information on how the school pays its expenses and for specific details on the Civilization Fund.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plan for College and University Presidents to visit the Carlisle Indian School
November 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz that the presidents of Amherst, Yale, Johns Hopkins, and Rochester universities are all invited and will visit the Carlisle Indian School near the end of December.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Outing Host's Experience and Desire for Reimbursement for Students' Board
December 13, 1880

Alex Hyde writes to Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz about his experience as an outing host for three Carlisle Indian School students, Lillie, Stephen, and Frank, in the Summer of 1880. Hyde states that he heard about outing from his daughter, Mary R. Hyde, who works as a girl's matron at...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation of Returning Children of Spotted Tail to Carlisle
August 11, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt recommends the return of Pollock, Max, and Oliver Spotted Tail to Carlisle if an opportunity presents itself rather than having the cost born by their family.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Susan Longstreth Writing in Support of Transferring Quapaw Students
December 12, 1881

Susan Longstreth writes to the Hiram Price, the Commissoner of Indian Affairs, in support of transfering six Quapaw Nation students from the Emlen Institute to the Carlisle Indian School.

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