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Request for 1914 Investigation Report by H. M. Lippincott
September 19-24, 1914

These materials include a request by H. M. Lippincott, Secretary of the General Alumni Association of the University of Pennsylvania, for a copy of the final report of the 1914 Congressional Investigation into the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for 1914 Investigation Report by J. Washington Logue
September 22-25, 1914

These materials include a request by Representative J. Washington Logue for a copy of the final report of the 1914 Congressional Investigation of the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Display of World War I Maps and Questions Regarding Students Attending Football Games
September 28, 1914 - October 10, 1914

Second Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Hauke informs Supervisor in Charge of the Carlisle Indian School Oscar H. Lipps that they have just sent two color maps of the parts of Europe that are in conflict and suggests hanging them up in frames and using pins to mark different points...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendations from Emma D. Goulette
September 29, 1914 - October 12, 1914

These materials include correspondence related to recommendations made by Emma D. Goulette, Vice-President on Education for The Society of American Indians. Goulette, in response to the 1914 Congressional investigation of the Carlisle Indian School, suggested that better teachers, prepared with...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint Against Richard Kesetta
October 3 - 29, 1914

These materials contain correspondence regarding a complaint against Richard Kesetta as a child. Further information is given about the circumstances of how Kesetta came to be a student at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Enrollment and Clemency for Samuel White Bear
October 13, 1914 - July 23, 1915

These materials include correspondence regarding a request for enrollment by Samuel White Bear, as well as a request for executive clemency for a court-imposed fine.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint by J. Brown Kelly
October 19 - 31, 1914

These materials contain correspondence regarding a complaint made by J. Brown Kelly, a farmer with land next to the Carlisle School, against students who were vandalizing his property.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Enrollment for Four Chitimacha Members
October 20, 1914 - December 10, 1914

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to enroll four applicants living near Charenton, Louisiana. Superintendent Lipps was informed that he should look into the individual merits of each case and was given permission to enroll them upon his discretion.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint About Food by Andrew Goforth
October 25, 1914 - November 30, 1914

These materials include correspondence regarding a complaint made by Andrew Goforth to his guardian that Carlisle was feeding him insufficiently and that he wanted to leave. Goforth's complaint is linked to homesickness by Carlisle's officials.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Beulah Logan from Outing
November 10, 1914 - January 1, 1915

These materials include correspondence regarding the return of Beulah Logan from her outing home to Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint Regarding Commercial Competition for Carriage Painting
December 1, 1914 - January 2, 1915

These materials include a complaint from local Carlisle businessman John H. Lau against Charles H. Carns, the painter at the Carlisle Indian School. Lau, of the local carriage-maker E. A. Lau and Sons, claimed that Carns was inappropriately undercutting his carriage-painting costs. After...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Denial of a Trial for Carlisle Indian School Physician's Potential Tuberculosis Remedy
December 4, 1914 - January 23, 1915

Carlisle Indian School Physician Dr. Walter Rendtorff informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he thinks he may have developed a cure for tuberculosis, which he has used on David Belin and two others. He requests to give it a trial at the Fort Lapwai and Toledo sanitariums. 

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Education Requests by Andrew F. Solomon
December 12, 1914 - August 4, 1915

These materials include correspondence regarding requests from Andrew F. Solomon to stay at Carlisle or to enter Haskell to obtain an education. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Boy Scout Troop Formation at Carlisle
January 9 - 13, 1915

These materials contain correspondence regarding the formation of a Boy Scout troop at Carlisle. This is considered the first Native American scouting troop.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Transfer of Ben Powell and Charles Williams to Haskell Institute
January 22 - October 1, 1915

This document contains correspondence concerning the enrollment of Ben Powell and Charles Williams at Haskell Institute. Both had previously been enrolled at Carlisle. Also included are documents concerning the requirements placed upon student athletes. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Suitability of Carlisle Indian School as a Military School
February 11, 1915 - August 12, 1915

These materials include correspondence and a report regarding the suitability of turning the Carlisle Indian School into a military school. At the request of John H. Stephens, Chairman of the House Committee on Indian Affairs, the Secretaries of War and the Interior arranged to have Carlisle...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Need for Indian Service Reformatory School
February 17, 1915 - July 26, 1915

These materials contain correspondence regarding the suggestion of Superintendent Lipps to start a reformatory school for the Indian Service. Lipps states that students should not be sent to Carlisle when they have access to similar education near their home or when they have an unsatisfactory...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Information on Inspectorships
February 25, 1915

Commissioner Cato Sells provides information on Inspectorships, appointments, and the Civil Service to Dr. F. A. McKenzie. Sells also praises Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar Lipps.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wilson L. Gill's Opportunity to Demonstrate his Method of Civil and Moral Instruction
March 3-23, 1915

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells informs Wilson L. Gill, of the American Patriotic League, that he will appoint him Supervisor of Indian Schools at the Rapid City Indian School to test Gill's new plan for "civic and moral training."

Gill expresses his frustration with Sells...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommended Changes to School Policies and Staff
March 8, 1915 - May 11, 1915

These materials include numerous suggestions from Oscar Hiram Lipps and Dennison Wheelock regarding changes that should be made to policy and staff at the Carlisle Indian School. Lipps' suggestions focus on disciplinary measures, the end of preferential treatment for athletes, and staff changes...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Memorandum Regarding School Policy Reforms
March 26, 1915

These materials include a memorandum about reforms made to Carlisle Indian School policies by Supervisor Oscar Hiram Lipps in response to a 1914 Congressional investigation. The outlined reforms included curtailing the Outing Program, changing the courses of study, standardizing disciplinary...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request by Oshkosh Children to Use Tribal Funds to Visit Home
March 31, 1915 - April 28, 1915

Relia, Roland, and Roy Oshkosh request to use their tribal funds to visit home during vacations. The responses and views of the Secretary of the Interior, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and the Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School are included.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Bequests to the Carlisle Indian School
April 2, 1915 - January 6, 1942

These materials include documents, correspondence, and legal documents related to a number of bequests and inheritances made to the Carlisle Indian School. The correspondence largely deals with questions of whether and how such bequests should be accepted, what they could be used for, and how...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Use of Pro Rata Tribal Funds to Visit Home
April 10 - 12, 1915

These materials include correspondence from Cato Sells regarding a request from Nancy Lane that Relia, Roland, and Roy Oshkosh to use their pro rata shares of the tribal trust fund to visit their home during the school vacation.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of J. H. Dortch for May 1915
May 1, 1915

These materials include an inspection report of J. H. Dortch for his visit to the Carlisle Indian School. His report includes discussions of new staff, the school's physical plant and curriculum, and continued disciplinary changes being enacted under Superintendent Oscar Hiram Lipps.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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