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 of the school's population, as well as discussions…
Carlisle Indian School Policy and Policy Changes
W. J. Cleveland writes to Richard Henry Pratt seeking clarification on the government's policy in regards to sending children home prior to their term of enrollment ending. Cleveland writes that since Spotted Tail was given permission to pay the expenses in returning his children home others have inquired if they are also able to do so. Pratt…
Richard Henry Pratt inquires if an Office of Indian Affairs letter is meant to deny the Carlisle Indian School its yearly vacation during the Summer.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from H. J. Armstrong, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, regarding a promise that Armstrong made that students sent to Carlisle could return after two years and not three years. Armstrong believes that if any student wishes to return then his promise should be honored.
Pratt notes that all of…
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter requesting the return of J. Webster Galbreath (here Webster Galbraith) from the Carlisle Indian School. Attached is Pratt's reply to Agent Steel, who had made the request on behalf of the parents, for both Galbreath and student Joseph Scheldt.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a request to return Marguerite Provost and Louise Provost to their home. Pratt also encloses two letters from Marianna Burgess regarding the case.
Richard Henry Pratt replies to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the request of Sara S. Hill for the return of her son Walter Hill.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to request of Frank Baker to return his two daughters Hattie and Alice Baker from the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt also includes outing reports from their outing patrons.
Correspondence regarding the return of Nora and Geneva Jameson from the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request to return Delfina Jacquez (here Delphina Jaquez) and her three cousins.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request to return Clara and Roger Jamison to their home.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request of Christine Laurent for the return of her daughter for the summer.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to former student Nellie Lillard's request to be released from the regulations of the Carlisle Indian School requiring her not to settle in or around Carlisle.
W. S. Olive, Special U.S. Indian Agent, submits proposed rules for overseeing the individual student financial accounts at the Carlisle Indian Schools.
These materials include correspondence regarding the re-enrollment of Philomena Badger. Badger's re-enrollment was the cause of clarification on the enrollment policy of pupils over the age of 18. Philomena re-enrolled at Carlisle when she was 18 years old, against the wishes of her guardian; the Commissioner of Indian Affairs decided that…
These materials include correspondence regarding the return of a student from the Old Town Indian Reservation in Maine. Carlisle's superintendent initially denied the request, before the Office of Indian Affairs determined that the school should not focus on educating students who were not under the care of the Office.
These materials include financial documents and correspondence concerning the handling of student's accounts at Carlisle. The document also contains lists of the balances due to students enrolled as of January 31, 1908.
These materials include correspondence regarding the death of Claudia Marie. Additional correspondence is included regarding the discharge of students before their term of enrollment expired without the approval of the Office of Indian Affairs.
These materials include correspondence from the cashier at the Merchants National Bank in Carlisle, Pennsylvania concerning the receiving and recording of individual deposits of pupils money.
These materials include a letter from Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs Robert Valentine to Carlisle's Superintendent, Moses Friedman, proposing a change to how employment appointments are made for the Carlisle Indian School. Valentine suggested bringing Carlisle's appointment policies in line with the rest of Bureau, placing that…
These materials include correspondence regarding a request to return home Spencer Williams and Carl Sylvester. Also included is correspondence discussing the school's acceptance of overage pupils, and whether or not to charge tuition in a similar manner to the Hampton Institute.
These materials include correspondence and a draft of Superintendent Friedman's 30th Annual Report for the Carlisle Indian School, reflecting the period ending July 31, 1909. Friedman forwarded the draft to a Bureau official, along with information on how to have news published in Carlisle's student newspaper. The annual report includes…
These materials include a letter from Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs F. H. Abbott to Carlisle Superintendent Moses Friedman, suggesting that future applications from overaged individuals be forwarded to the Bureau for expedited consideration.
This material includes correspondence concerning a November 1910 inspection of Carlisle by James McLaughlin. This includes information concerning the guard house, a list of runaway students, and an investigation into the administrative affairs at the school.
These materials include correspondence and reports on the record keeping system for student files at the Carlisle Indian School. Supervisor of Indian Schools Charles F. Pierce was critical of the decentralized nature of the student file records. Pierce recommended that Nellie Robertson Denny, a clerk at the school, be put in…