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Request to Hire Instructor to Start Student Band
April 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that when the late and former Commissioner, E. A. Hayt, visited the school several months ago, he recommended that Pratt hire an instructor and start a student band at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt has finally found...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Inquiry Regarding Charity Funds
August 17, 1885 - August 18, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an inquiry by A. B. Upshaw, Acting Commissioner, regarding the charity fund by referring to previous annual reports as well as furnishing a copy of the deed of trust for the Hocker farm.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Include Carlisle Student's in Constitutional Centennial Parade
June 15, 1887 - August 20, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt addresses the Office of Indian Affairs regarding discussions he has had with A. Loudon Snowden, the Marshall in charge of the Centennial Celebration of the Constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, regarding having students from the Carlisle Indian School in the parade as...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Carlisle Students to Participate in Centennial Celebration in York, PA
September 16, 1887

Chauncey F. Black requests the participation of students from the Carlisle Indian School and the Carlisle School Band to participate in the Centennial Celebration being held in York, Pennsylvania. Black notes that the committee in charge of the celebration will furnish transportation for the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
John Elm Makes Inquiry into Responsibility for his Return Home
July 15, 1889

John Elm writes to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the arrangements surrounding his return home. Elm states that because he signed the employee list he was ineligible to be returned to his home at Government expense according to Richard Henry Pratt. Elm inquires if this is right because...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Update on Recruiting Oneida Students and Other Matters
June 30, 1891 - July 3, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Office of Indian Affairs on a number of matters including the continued employment of Alfred John Standing, revisions to the Civil Service Code, and enrolling Dennison Wheelock at Dickinson College. In addition, Pratt forwards a letter of William P. Campbell...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Letter regarding Band at World's Columbian Exposition
February 6, 1892

Ricahrd H. Pratt writes to Thomas J. Morgan, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, about plans for having the Carlisle Indian School Band perform in the inaugural parade to open the Chicago World's Fair and Columbian Exposition, planned for October 1892.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of Charles H. Thompson
March 2, 1892

Charles H. Thompson forwards an inspection report of the Carlisle Indian School on March 2, 1892. Thompson's report examines a wide range of topics related to the School including the buildings, health of students, food, student's social lives, industrial training, outings, and academic training...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Thomas Metoxen Requests to Leave School or Receive Increased Pay
June 17, 1892

Thomas A. Mextoxen inquires from Thomas J. Morgan why he is being forced to remain at the Carlisle Indian School despite graduating in February. Metoxen claims that he is willing to remain if his wages are increased to $12 a month.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request from Thomas Metoxen
July 8, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to Thomas Metoxen's request to either be sent home or receive additional pay to remain at Carlisle. Pratt notes that Metoxen choose to stay as part of the band when asked and that the possibility for increased pay depending on the appropriation. However, at the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
General Outline of Trip to Chicago for World's Fair
September 25, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt provides the general outline of the field trip to the Chicago World's Fair and Columbian Exposition for 420 students and 35 employees of the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Approval for Trip to Perform Musical Exhibitions
March 24, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt requests approval for 70 students to visit Washington D.C. to perform for Congress and other Government Officials in addition to taking the students to other cities.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Office Inquiry Regarding Band Leaders
January 26, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the Carlisle School band. Pratt notes that he has a number of students who would make good band leaders but none as teachers. He further notes that the members are satisfied and would prefer not to disturb them.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Permission for Band and Battalion to Participate in McKinley Inauguration
February 15, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to bring members of the Carlisle Indian School battalion and band participate in the 1897 inaugural parade.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal for Dennison Wheelock to Recruit Band for Paris Exposition
March 15, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt proposes having Dennison Wheelock sent to Western Schools to recruit band members for the Paris Exposition.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Forwards List of Available Band Leaders
March 24, 1898

Alfred John Standing responds to a circular letter from W. N. Hailmann by providing a list of band leaders both at Carlisle and available graduates.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Members of Carson Indian School Selected for Paris Exposition Band
July 6, 1898

Eugene Mead, Superintendent of the Carson Indian School, informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Dennison Wheelock has selected ten members of the school's band to transfer to the Carlisle Indian School in order to participate in the Paris Exposition.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Increased Pay for Three Clerk Positions
September 6, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt requests increases in pay for the students serving in his office, as Outing Clerk, and Library Assistant.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding the Transfer of Fred Smith
September 8, 1898 - November 23, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt forwards correspondence regarding the transfer of Fred Smith from the Lincoln Institute to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt also includes a statement that he believes the Lincoln Institute should be ended.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Recommendations for Two Indian Service Positions
October 6, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt recommends James D. Flannery for a Tailor position at the Mount Pleasant Indian School and Clarence Butler for the Assistant Engineer position at the Rosebud Agency boarding school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Hugg Confirming Transfer of Seven Students to Carlisle
April 3, 1899

William Hugg informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he will comply with the order to transfer seven students to the Carlisle Indian School. He requests that three of the students remain in order to participate in an exhibition due to their being in the School Band.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wheelock Requests Transfer of Evan Goslyah
April 17, 1899

Dennison Wheelock requests to have Evan Goslyah transferred from the Grand Junction Indian School noting that Goslyah has requested it and he needs an additional clarinet player for the band.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Robert Depoe's Salary be used to Repay Loan
February 14, 1900 - August 8, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt requests the Office of Indian Affairs order the Siletz U. S. Indian Agent to have money paid to Robert Depoe paid to him in order to cover a loan for his return. Pratt encloses correspondence in order to provide context to his request.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Re-Enroll Robert Depoe
March 13, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests to enroll Robert Depoe in order to allow him to attend the Carlisle High School as well as participate as a member of the band during the possible visit to Paris.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Band Invited to Participate in Pan-American Exposition and Inaugural Parade
January 8, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Pan-American Exposition desires to have the Carlisle Indian School Band for four weeks in July and August and are willing to pay expenses. In addition the band and a corps of cadets has been invited to participate in the Inaugural...

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

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