Pratt, Richard Henry: Student Files

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Alfred Brown (Na'koya'ta) Student File

Student file of Alfred Brown (Na'koya'ta), a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on October 27, 1879, and departed on April 3, 1883.  The file contains a student information card, a former student response postcard, a returned student survey, correspondence, and a report after leaving indicating that he was living in Oklahoma between 1910 and 1913, working as an interpreter and evangelist.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Frank Engler Student File

Student file of Frank Engler, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on September 6, 1880 and ultimately departed on October 14, 1885. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

William Fletcher (Going Farther) Student File

Student file of William Fletcher (Going Farther), a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on February 3, 1881, and departed on June 22, 1886.  The file contains a student information card, correspondence, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving that indicates that he was living in Colony, Oklahoma, in 1910, working as a deacon.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

William Shakespeare Student File

Student file of William Shakespeare, a member of the Arapaho Nation, who entered the school in March 11, 1881 and departed on February 21, 1883. The file contains a student information card, a newspaper clipping, letters/correspondence, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving. The file Shakespeare was a rancher in Arapahoe, Wyoming in 1911 and 1917.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Vincent Natalish (Nah-tail-eh) Student File

Student file of Vincent Natalish (Nah-tail-eh), a member of the Apache Nation, who entered the school on April 30, 1887, graduated in 1899,and departed on March 11, 1899. The file contains a trade/position record, newspaper clippings, a former student response postcard, a student information card, a returned student survey, correspondence about his son's enrollment at Carlisle, and a report after leaving indicating. The file indicates Natalish was working as an engineer in New York, New York in 1907, as a civil engineer in New York, New York in 1910, Supervisor of Indian Schools in New York City in 1914, and was living in New York, New York in 1915 and 1918.

Note: The student in this file is identified as Vincent Natailsh and Vincent Natailish.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Bemus Pierce Student File

Student file of Bemus Pierce, a member of the Seneca Nation, who entered the school on November 3, 1890, and departed on August 15, 1895. The file contains a student information card, trade/position record card, correspondence in which Pierce argues against "the movement... to exclude the New York Indians from the Carlisle Indian School," news clippings, and a report after leaving that indicates Pierce was a farmer in Irving, New York in 1910. This student file also includes a letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps in which Pratt recommended that Pierce be "Mr. Warner successor" as football coach at the school.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Leander Gansworth Student File

Student file of Leander Gansworth, a member of the Tuscarora Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1892, graduated in 1896, and ultimately departed on September 30, 1896. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, former student response postcards, a trade/position record card, news clippings, returned student surveys, a report after leaving, and letters/correspondence. The file indicates Gansworth was the foreman of the Carlisle School Printing Office for two years, was the head of the Linotype Composition Company in Davenport, Iowa in 1913, and was the physical director with the American Expeditionary Force stationed at the YMCA College in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1918.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

George Carefell Student File

Student file of George Carefell, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on October 29, 1896 and departed on July 2, 1901. The file contains a student information card, a letter/correspondence, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving indicating that Carefell was working for the Marshall in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1912. Before that, he has been a laborer in Reserve, Wisconsin.

George Carefell is also known in the records as George Carefelle, George Carrefell, and George Carefill.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration