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Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1887
1887

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1887, containing the Eighth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a school...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1891
1890-1891

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1891, containing the Twelfth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a table...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1894
1894

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1894, containing the Fifteenth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a table...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1901
1901

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1901, containing the Twenty-Second Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1906
1906

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1906, containing the Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent William A. Mercer, includes...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 15)
November 23, 1888

The first page opened with a poem titled “IT PAYS," followed by a piece called "THANKSGIVING!" that reminded readers to be thankful. Next came "REV MR. WILSON EXPLAINS HIS 'MONKEY ADDRESS,'" which was a letter to the Editor from Edward Wilson from Darlington, Indian Territory dated Nov. 13, 1888...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 21)
January 11, 1889

The first page opened with a poem titled “?” in the shape of a question mark followed by a bit by A-Te-Ka called “A Capful of Prairie Chickens,” in which she described the process of surrogate prairie chicken eggs that perished after being hatched by a domestic chicken. Page two contained short...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 3)
August 1882

On page one the paper’s editor, Charles Kihega (Iowa) wrote a letter about his successful journey home. Metopah (Osage), Taylor Ealy (Pueblo), and Frank Everett (Wichita) also wrote letters from home back to the school. On page two eight boys and twelve girls took a trip to explore Luray Cave....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The School News (Vol. 3, No. 9)
February 1883

The first page had a story told to Joshua Given (Kiowa) by his grandparents about a young girl who never touched the ground and one day chased a star into the sky. It also included a letter from Louis Big Horse (Osage) to his father in which he discussed planting fruit. Page two had an article...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Request to Sell Mules and Purchase Farm Horses
March 8, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to sell two old mules, transferred from the War Department, and to purchase two farm horses.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Seed Purchase Request
March 8, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to purchase seeds on the open market.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Agreements to Rent 18 Acres of Land for School Farm
June 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards two separate agreements to rent two plots of land amounting to 18 acres near the Carlisle Indian School for agricultural purposes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge for his approval.

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Contracts to Rent 18 Acres of Land for the School Farm
June 15, 1880 - July 16, 1880

Acting Secretary of the Interior A. Bell encloses to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs agreements allowing Richard Henry Pratt to rent 10 acres of land from Annie and Laura Alexander and allowing Pratt to rent 8 acres of land from Benjamin Sanno. The land, which will be rented for a full...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Rent 110 Acre Farm from Mr. Parker
November 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt states that last year both the Secretary of the Interior and Commissioner of Indian Affairs agreed that he should rent a farm adjoining the Carlisle Indian School to teach male students how to farm "general crops" and female students how to care for dairy cows. Unfortunately...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Information on Potential Plots of Land to Rent for School Farm
November 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report on the seven potential plots of land they could rent and use as a school farm. He provides details on pricing, distance from the school, contracts, size of the plot, and taxes, with certain plots having advantages over the others.

Note: This item was...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Visit Washington to Discuss the need for a School Farm
December 1, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to visit Washington, D.C. to discuss the need for a school farm. He also requests to visit New York to purchase an addition to their cooking range and material to manufacture clothing and to meet with Frank D. Karr to discuss the Carlisle Indian School's manufactured...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Convert Stable to Gymnasium
December 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs approves spending $300 to convert the stable to a gymnasium for the male students. Pratt explains that they moved the animals to the rented school farm and no longer use the stable.

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase 95 Animals for the School Farm
December 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to purchase livestock amounting to $1,000 to stock the new school farm. Pratt notes that he would like to purchase 4 horses or mules, 12 cows, 1 blooded bull, 25 sheep, 2 sows, 1 boar, and 50 chickens.

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Put Down Two Unhealthy Mules
December 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to kill two worn out mules.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Board of Survey for Two Mules
December 13, 1880 - December 16, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a board of survey conducted on two mules. The board finds that the two mules should be sold.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Parker Farm Lease
February 4, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a the lease and contract for the Parker Farm. The lease and contract stipulate how the Government will farm under the lease.

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Clarifies Details of Lease of the Parker Farm in 1881
February 19, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the arrangement between the Carlisle Indian School and Richard Parker regarding the Parker Farm. Pratt states the share of the crop to be obtained by the Government this year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Lease for the Humrich Farm for the 1884 Fiscal Year
February 17, 1883 - March 2, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards for approval the lease agreement between the Carlisle Indian School and Samuel K. Humrich for a 225 acre farm beginning on February 17, 1883.

Henry Morgan Teller, Secretary of the Interior, approves the lease.

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, December 22, 1883
December 22, 1883

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew thanking him for his "practical interest" in the school in regards to the arrival of two calves for the school farm. Pratt also mentions the illness of over sixty students to "a thorough seige of the mumps." This letter is...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Recommendations for Improvements to the Carlisle Indian School
June 22, 1886

Clinton B. Fisk, Chairman of the Board of Indian Commissioners, provides his inspection of the Carlisle Indian School to John D. C. Atkins. In particular, Fisk suggests purchasing the Parker farm, building a large barn, and building a large new dormitory building for the boys. Fisk additionally...

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

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