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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
Difficulties in Securing Children at the Rosebud Agency
August 11, 1883 - November 22, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt documents his trip to the Rosebud Agency where he attempted to secure 90 students for the Carlisle Indian School. He notes that after an initial meeting where this was received with much enthusiasm he failed to gather the allotted students due to the work of the Catholic...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Allegations of Preventing Catholic Students from Attending Church
September 11, 1883 - September 15, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt responds to allegations from Henry M. Beadle, the editor of The Washington Catholic, that he prevents Catholic students at the Carlisle Indian School from attending the local Catholic Church in Carlisle. Pratt responds by noting his arrangement with Father Hickey...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Opposition of Local Priest to Government Schools Recruiting Students
September 18, 1884 - October 1, 1884

Marianna Burgess sends a report to Richard Henry Pratt regarding a recruiting trip at the Menominee Agency. Burgess details the difficulties resulting from opposition from the local Catholic Priest. Pratt notes that he has experienced similar opposition at the Rosebud, Pine Ridge, and in a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding the Children of Edward Gordon
February 12, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the sons of Edward Gordon. Pratt encloses the correspondence between him and Gordon to show that the claims of a Catholic Priest were false and that Gordon was willing to keep his children at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Office Letter Regarding J. Grover Ground
March 16, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding a letter from John G. Ground (also known as J. Grover Ground). Pratt recommends that Ground's affairs be left in his hands. He further discusses the circumstances surrounding Ground's requests.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Circular being Distributed in Taos Against Government Schools
June 15, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a circular being distributed at Taos, New Mexico related to an article in the Denver Post accusing employees at the Fort Lewis Indian School of sexual misconduct, drunkenness, and other actions for which nothing was done.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Chaperone to Escort Girls to St. Patrick's Church
October 1 - November 6, 1913

Rev. Mark E. Stock, the Catholic priest whose church Carlisle students attend, asks Superintendent Moses Friedman to allow female students to walk to his church without a chaperone or to assign a chaperone for them.

Friedman forwards Stock's letter to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato...

Format: Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requirement for Chaperones for Students Attending Early Morning Mass
November 20, 1913

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells requests that Catholic Reverend Mark E. Stock, because Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman views chaperones as absolutely necessary for students attending mass early in the morning, either provide chaperones or allow the students to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Church Attendance of Benjamin Black Elk
October 1, 1915 - November 23, 1915

These materials include correspondence regarding the church attendance of Benjamin Black Elk while on outing. Upon receiving an answer to his inquiry, William H. Ketcham, the Director of Catholic Indian Missions, objected to the placing of pupils in homes where they were unable to attend Mass...

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