Thomas, Benjamin M.

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Benjamin Thomas Student File

Student file of Benjamin Thomas, a member of the Pueblo Nation, who entered the school on July 31, 1880 and ultimately graduated in 1890 and departed on September 17, 1890. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards and...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Various Dissatisfactions in the Pueblo Agency
August 15, 1881

J. M. Haworth, Inspector, details various events in the Pueblo Agency including opposition to the schooling at the Agency. Haworth reports that much of the opposition is a result of the religious nature of the schooling. He also notes that parents who had sent children to Carlisle have yet to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request of Pueblo Indians to Visit Carlisle and Washington
August 17, 1881

Benjamin M. Thomas, U.S. Indian Agent for the Pueblo Indian Agency, requests on behalf of the Pueblo Nation to take a delegation of eight individuals to visit their children at Carlisle and also to visit Washington D.C. Thomas also requests authority to bring two students to replace a Pueblo...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Petition of Teodosio Duran and Juan Cristobal to Visit Carlisle
September 12-15, 1881

Benjamin M. Thomas, U.S. Indian Agent at the Pueblo Agency, forwards a petition from Juan Cristobal and Teodosio Duran to visit their children at Carlisle. They note they were the principal supporters of sending students to Carlisle and as a result have been persecuted by others. By visiting and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Repatriate of Frank Cushing's Body to Zuni
September 30 - October 18, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter that was originally sent to Benjamin M. Thomas, U.S. Indian Agent at the Pueblo Agency, from S. A. Bentley a teacher in the Indian Service. Bentley's letter concerns the wishes of Frank Cushing's parents to have his body repatriated to Zuni. Pratt comments...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Juan de Jesus Paucha to be Sent to Carlisle
June 24, 1882 - July 26, 1882

U.S. Indian Agent, Benjamin M. Thomas inquires of the Indian Affairs Office when a Juan de Jesus Paucha can be sent to Carlisle as his enrollment was promised during a visit of Pueblo to Washington D.C. Richard Henry Pratt notes that it is possible for Paucha to come on his own since the Navajo...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pueblo Agency Requests Authority to Send More Students to Carlisle
August 18, 1882

Benjamin M. Thomas, U.S. Indian Agent for the Pueblo Indian Agency, requests information on sending a student from Cochiti to Carlisle in addition to sending more Pueblo students to Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Reference to Sending More Pueblo Students to Carlisle
September 14, 1882

Benjamin M. Thomas, U.S. Indian Agent for the Pueblo Agency, refers the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to a prior letter to which he asks to send more students to the Carlisle Indian School especially a Cochiti student.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Seeks Instructions in the Case of Benjamin M. Thomas
June 4, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests instructions in the case of Benjamin M. Thomas who desires to remain at Carlisle to learn the printing trade. However, the Governor of the Pueblo village where his father is from has requested his return on his father's behalf. Thomas has said he has written his...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Students to be Returned to their Homes for June 1889
June 10, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of students to be returned to their homes due to various reasons along with various escorts.

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