Chicago World's Fair and Columbian Exposition of 1893

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Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1893
1893

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1893, containing the Fourteenth 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, 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
Indian School Exhibit at the Chicago World's Fair, 1893

The Carlisle Indian School exhibit titled Into Civilization and Citizenship at the World's Fair in 1893 held in Chicago, Illinois. The exhibit includes images of students, mannequins representing students, and other artifacts. 

This image appears in United States Indian...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 15)
November 20, 1885

The first page opened with a poem titled "Suppose," followed by a story by P.B. called, "An Indian Story" about using the powers of observation to identify a thief. The other items on the page were two short geography queries. Page two recounted national news items including the hanging of Louis...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Pratt Outlines Exhibit for World's Columbian Exposition
August 8 - September 29, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt provides an outline for an Indian Department exhibit at the World's Columbian Exposition covering the history of Native Americans. Pratt suggests highlighting the education work of the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Initial Proposal for Columbian World's Fair Exhibit
October 7, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding an exhibit for the Indian Department at the Columbian World's Fair. Pratt states that he has placed Alfred John Standing in charge of the exhibit due to his experience with the New Orleans exhibit. As a result Standing...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposed Expenses and Diagram for Exhibit at Worlds Columbian Exposition
October 15, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter by providing the proposed expenses and diagram developed by Alfred John Standing for the Columbian World's Exposition Indian Department exhibit at Chicago.

Format: Diagrams, Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report Responding to Questions on the Carlisle Indian School
December 1891

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report responding to questions from the Office of Indian Affairs on the needs of the Carlisle Indian School. Included are discussions on the need for more land, additional educational needs, and industrial training including the limitations of the industrial...

Format: Reports
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
Pratt Follow-up Letter regarding Band at World's Columbian Exposition
March 24, 1892

In a continuing discussion of having the Carlisle Indian School Band perform at the Chicago World's Fair and Columbian Exposition, Richard H. Pratt explains some of his plans and what the anticipated expenses would be. He stresses that if a larger band is desired, he would need to recruit...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Department Plan for Chicago Exhibit in 1893
April 13, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt expresses his disappointment in the plan of the Office of Indian Affairs on its upcoming exhibit at the Chicago World's Fair and Columbian Exposition. Pratt notes that the proposed plan does not offer an opportunity to demonstrate individual schools and the larger Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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
Recommendation of Fordyce Grinnell for Position at World's Fair
July 22, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt provides a recommendation at the request of Fordyce Grinnell for the position of physician at the World's Fair in Chicago if such a position is needed.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Preliminary Planning for Chicago Exhibit in 1893
November 10, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding an exhibit at the World's Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Pratt informs the Office that he is planning to carry out orders to carry on a small school and illustrator but has made no definite plans as he has not...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Standing being Placed in Charge of Chicago Exhibit
January 14, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding placing Alfred John Standing in charge of the building in Chicago. Pratt approves of the placement but notes that he does not agree with his salary being taken out of his funding during this period. He further asks for...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Forwarding Articles to Chicago Per Office Instructions
March 29, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Office of Indian Affairs that the Carlisle Indian School will forward to Chicago the articles named in a letter from the Office.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Follows Up on Letter Regarding Allowance for Chicago Exhibit
April 28, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt follows up on his letter of March 15th regarding allowance for special exhibit at Chicago.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Follows Up on Letter Regarding Allowance for Chicago Exhibit [version 2]
April 28, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt follows up on his letter of March 15th regarding allowance for special exhibit at Chicago.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Accepts Release of Students for Chicago Students
April 29, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter accepting release for students and teachers from exhibit in Indian School at Chicago and also accepts allowance.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Petition to Retain George Day as Kiowa and Comanche Agent
May 1, 1893 - May 23, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a petition from the Comanche Nation to keep their U.S. Indian Agent George Day.

Also a brief note that a few members of the Agency stopped in Chicago and saw the Carlisle exhibit.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Return Samuel Wilson and Minnie Finley
July 27, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a request from John Wilson for the return of his grandchildren Samuel Wilson and Minnie Finley. Pratt notes that Samuel has just went out on outing and should remain there in order to honor his contract. In addition, Pratt plans on taking any student willing to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School, 1892-1893
August 31, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School for the 1892-1893 school year to the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt's narrative discusses the enrollment statistics of the school, academic and industrial education, the outing system, the saving system, as well as...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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
Forwards Request to Donate Part of Chicago Exhibit
October 9, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to donate a part of the Carlisle Indian School at the Chicago World's Fair and Columbian Exposition to a Pedagogy Museum composed of exhibits at the Fair.

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

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