Discipline - Punishment

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 1)
August 13, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "English Speaking," that discouraged students from speaking their native languages. The page also included an article titled "How Miss Fisher went to Call on the President's Wife," that described Mrs. Cleveland's dress and the decor of White House rooms in a visit by a Carlisle Indian School teacher.…

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Newspapers
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Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 28)
February 18, 1887

The first page opened with the poem, "You Conquer Me, Me Conquer You" followed by a letter from Rev. Edward F. Wilson of the Shingwauk Home titled "An Indian School in Canada," which described Wilson’s report to the Indian Department of Canada on his visit to Carlisle, the Lincoln Institute and the Hampton Institute. It continued on the last…

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Newspapers
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Voucher for Travel Expenses in Return of Runaway Students
December 15, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt submits a voucher for travel expenses incurred while returning Dana Long Wolf and Charles Redmore. Pratt includes the context of what led Redmore and Long Wolf to run away from the school and the discipline meted out to Redmore. He ends by proposing the government develop a reformatory where students can be sent to prevent…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request for Return of Raymond Stewart
April 12, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs inquiry regarding Raymond Stewart's request to return home. Pratt notes that Stewart did not want to go home in January and so was placed in the outing program, which he was eventually forced to leave. After being returned to Carlisle he was put on trial and sentenced to remain at…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
System of Savings for Carlisle Indian School Students
December 16, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter which enclosed a letter from W. B. Backus, Superintendent of the Genoa School, in reference to a system of savings for students. Pratt notes that he believes he fills the place of a parent for the students at the Carlisle Indian School, that he considered teaching students about…

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Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Report of Former Carlisle Students at San Carlos Agency
October 16, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt provides a response to the report of Inspector Junkin regarding former Carlisle students at the San Carlos Agency.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request of Festus Pelone to be Returned Home
November 28, 1891

Festus Pelone requests permission from Thomas J. Morgan to be returned to his home during the winter. Pelone writes that he has no money in the bank due to being unfairly punished by Richard Henry Pratt for leaving his outing.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Return Festus Pelone
December 15, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a request to be returned home by Festus Pelone. Pratt includes a copy of Pelone's disciplinary record while at Carlisle and notes that his punishment of being on "no pay" is deserved. Because of the pattern of bad behavior, Pratt is willing to send Pelone home but…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Information Related to Sending Students to Huntingdon Reformatory
January 4, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt follows up on a conversation with Thomas J. Morgan in regards to placing students who break the law while attending the Carlisle Indian School at the Huntingdon Reformatory. Pratt writes that he has discussed the matter with Pennsylvania Governor Robert E. Pattison and that according to Pattison the laws of Pennsylvania do…

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Books and Pamphlets, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Informing Office of Transfer of Student to Huntingdon Reformatory
February 15, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has sent a student in consultation with a local judge to the Huntingdon Reformatory.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Information Related to Abner St. Cyr
February 22, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Abner St. Cyr, who was sent to the Pennsylvania State Reformatory, is from the Omaha and Winnebago Agency.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Abuse Towards Students in Discipline
December 2, 1892 - December 3, 1892

Adela Rankin writes to Theodore Roosevelt (serving on the Civil Service Commission at that time) in regards to claims of abuse of students at the Carlisle Indian School. As a result of her attempting to bring these claims to light, she was dismissed by Pratt from her temporary position teaching elocution and oratory. Transcript included.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Two Letters Regarding Sibbald Smith
March 17, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt forwards two letters from the family of Sibbald Smith. Pratt notes that an Office insistence that Smith will receive a proper punishment and deny the request for his return will be accepted by his family.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration