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Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1904
1904

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1904, containing the Twenty-Fifth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent William A. Mercer, includes a school population table and discussions of the Outing…

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Book
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Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1906
1906

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1906, containing the Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent William A. Mercer, includes discussions of health, building projects, agriculture…

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Book
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Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1908
1908

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1908, containing the Twenty-Ninth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report includes brief discussions of enrollment statistics, academic and industrial training, the Outing program, and…

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Book
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Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Monthly School Report for January 1880
January 31, 1880

Two duplicate copies of the monthly school report for January 1880, submitted by the Carlisle Indian Training School to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The report includes a list of employees, a count of students by Nation/Tribe, descriptions of the educational program, and Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt's remarks about developments and…

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Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Description of the Grounds, Buildings, Industries and Aims of the Carlisle Indian Training School
February 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt reports on the buildings, grounds, industrial curriculum, and overall aims of the Carlisle Indian Training School. The report includes descriptions of building sizes and purposes, industrial capabilities, and the efforts then underway to establish Congressional approval for the school's continuation. Also included are…

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Photographs, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Desire to Start Indian School in Gettysburg
April 19, 1880 - April 21, 1880

A. J. Koser informs Representative J. C. Beltzhoover that he visited the Carlisle Indian School and liked it so much that he'd like to establish an Indian school for 140 students in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania at a former Soldiers Homestead. Beltzhoover forwards Roses' letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Note: This item was copied…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire Dr. Hepburn as School Physician
September 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to hire Dr. C. H. Hepburn as the Carlisle Indian School physician at $900 per year. Hepburn will exclusively treat students and employees, live on campus, and deliver weekly health lectures to the students.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Rent 110 Acre Farm from Mr. Parker
November 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt states that last year both the Secretary of the Interior and Commissioner of Indian Affairs agreed that he should rent a farm adjoining the Carlisle Indian School to teach male students how to farm "general crops" and female students how to care for dairy cows. Unfortunately, he was only able to rent two parcels of land…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire a Clerk and Teacher
February 10, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt requests the authority to hire an office clerk at forty dollars a month. This is in addition to a request to hire a teacher at forty-five dollars a month due to the arrival of sixteen Cheyenne and Arapaho students who attend school at night after their days are spent working in their trades.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Teaching Methods Employed at Carlisle
January 25, 1882

C. M. Semple, the Principal of the Education Department at the Carlisle Indian School provides a report on the teaching methods, educational foundations, and principles guiding the teachers at Carlisle.

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Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Monthly School Report for November 1882
November 30, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt submits this Monthly School Report for November 1882, which includes a list of text books used for the academic education, industrial trades taught, information on the recruitment of students from Pine Ridge and Rosebud Agencies, and enrollment by Nation.

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Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Tall Chief Requests the Return of His Daughter Myrtie Tallchief
December 1884 - February 19, 1887

Tall Chief writes to the U.S. Indian Agent James I. David of the Osage Agency requesting his assistance in returning his daughter Myrtie Tallchief from the Carlisle Indian School. David forwarded the letter to the Office of Indian Affairs seeking their advice.

Also included is a school record of Myrtie Tallchief documenting her progress…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Drawing of a Map of Asia by George W. F. Thunder
1885

Map of Asia drawn by George W. Fire Thunder.

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Student Schoolwork
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Pratt's Views Towards Filling Teaching Positions with Graduates
September 13, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt provides his views on having graduates from the Carlisle Indian School and other industrial training schools fill agency instructor positions. Pratt notes that he does not believe this a good system due to the lack of training among Indian apprentices in their trades which would not allow them to be competent teachers. In…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Reports on State of Indian School Education to Interior Secretary
July 16, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from Lucius Q. C. Lamar, Secretary of the Interior, with information about two Nez Perce students, Luke Phillips and Samuel Johns, who became ill during their second term of enrollment. Pratt notes that he believes in many cases it is better to retain students at Carlisle then send them home where he…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Education Circulars Referencing Teaching English
August 22, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests from the Office of Indian Affairs that all circulars referencing teaching English in Indian Schools be sent to him due to articles in the Christian Union and the The Advance.

Pratt also writes that the bids on the building surprised him and that Office should be pleased.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Henry Kendall at Rutgers College
September 21, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to have Henry Kendall enroll at Rutgers College. Pratt also requests that $167 per year be allocated to pay Rutgers for Kendall's education from the general appropriation or through Pratt's fund.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Notes Agreement with Office Orders for English in Schools
October 3, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Office of Indian Affairs that he agrees with the Office's order regarding English in the schools. He notes his disagreement with the missionaries who oppose it. He ends by noting that teaching English will lead to greater Emancipation and eliminate interpreters at the Agency which would be highly beneficial.…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Establish a Normal School Course at Carlisle
April 5, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt notes that the Carlisle Indian School has been operating for eight years and has produced a number of students capable of becoming teachers. He proposes establishing a normal school course at Carlisle to better prepare future teachers rather than have returned students learn on the job.

Pratt also requests that if the…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry of Friends Academy in Oregon about Enrolling Students
April 18, 1889 - July 1, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Edwin Morrison, Principal of the Friends Pacific Academy in Newberg, Oregon, in regards to enrolling Indian students at his school.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Purchase Yaggys Geographical Study
May 13, 1889

Wrap documenting Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase Yaggys Geographical Study for the Carlisle Indian School as well as his calling attention to remarks for the Assistant Secretary.

Also included is the Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for 1887-1888 for the State of Nevada.

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Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Follows Up with Thomas J. Morgan After Visit to Carlisle
August 21, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt follows up with Thomas J. Morgan after Morgan's visit to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt encourages Morgan to send out his views in a circular to Agents and Superintendents.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Recruiting Students in Michigan and Minnesota in 1893
September 17, 1889 - September 23, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a report from Alfred John Standing regarding his trip to Michigan and Minnesota to recruit students for the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt details the obstacles Standing experienced including maintaining a relatively equal gender ratio and the decentralized nature of the various communities and poor prior experiences…

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Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry into Use of Various Appropriations to Pay for Former Students College Expenses
October 21, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt inquires about using appropriation to support former students currently enrolled at various colleges who are currently being supported by the Charity Fund at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he has many calls on his Charity Fund and is about $5,000 in debt on account of the Gymnasium and large boys quarters…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Appeal of Expense to Cover Natural History Lecturer
February 25, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt appeals the decision of the Secretary of the Interior to not cover the expense of a lecturer on Natural History. Pratt notes that the lecturer had the most extensive collection he had seen and the man was quite capable and only charged the school his expenses.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration