Enrollment Preferences

As in the would like more female students, students from certain areas, students with more educations, etc.

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Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1887
1887

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1887, containing the Eighth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a school population table as well as discussions of industry…

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Book
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Copy of First School Newspaper and Report of School Progress
January 25, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt a copy of the first issue of Eadle Keatah Toh, the first newspaper published at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that more donations will soon fund the purchase of a better printing press, and discusses other topics including new student uniforms and the…

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Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Richard H. Pratt Recommendations for School Enrollment Rules
February 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding a desire by the Secretary of the Interior to increase enrollment at Carlisle. Pratt suggests that a number of new rules be adopted regarding students' ages, gender ratio, and health. Pratt also suggests that the children of chiefs and headmen be preferred, to ensure good…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Alfred J. Standing Recruitment In Kiowa and Comanche Agency
February 27, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt suggests to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Alfred J. Standing's experience and reputation at the Kiowa and Comanche Agency will help him select suitable students there. Pratt also suggests that this recruitment should be done according to his recent suggestions regarding enrollment.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
School Physician's Belief that Eight Students Should be Sent Home due to Poor Health
June 2, 1880

J. S. Bender informs Richard Henry Pratt that he believes six to eight students should be returned to their homes because they have "incurable" conditions and will likely "die young." Pratt encloses and endorses Bender's requests to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. In his cover letter, Pratt remarks that he wishes nations would not send…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll 25 Cheyenne and Arapaho Students
June 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that the Cheyenne & Arapaho Agent John D. Miles would like to send 25 students from his agency to the Carlisle Indian School. Miles added that he'd like several chiefs, including Northern Cheyenne Chief Little Chief, to accompany the party of students and that the…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Recruitment of Navajo, Pueblo, and Ute Students
September 25, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt states that the Carlisle Indian School currently has 196 students with 20 Navajos and 10 Pueblos on the way, increasing enrollment to 226. He believes that they have room for 300 total students and requests that Major Berry and Colonel Page try to convince the Utes to send 50 students if the Ute Commission continues to stall…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Recruit Students from the Sisseton, Green Bay, and Lapointe Agencies
October 8, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to travel to the Sisseton, Green Bay, and La Pointe agencies in order to recruit 25 new students. As he would like more than half to be girls, he also requests to bring a female assistant on the trip.

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

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Objection to Present Composition of Arriving Students
January 28, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt objects to the gender imbalance among two incoming student groups from L. J. Miles and from the Northern Arapaho. He notes that the work details of the school are divided among the sexes and depends on an equal number of girls and boys to be fair. The current makeup of the incoming students would further imbalance the…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Recruit an Equal Number of Girls
January 28, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt requests from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that both L. J. Miles and E. Ballon should bring as many girls as boys to Carlisle otherwise they should not come. He notes that there are at present proportionately too many male students at Carlisle.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Physician's Report on Newly-Arrived Osage Students
February 28, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the report of school physican C. H. Hepburn on the health of the newly arrived students from the Osage Nation. Pratt notes that the students are quite satisfactory with the exception that are too few girls.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Instructions for Navajo and Ute Recruitment
March 21, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt indicates that the delegation of students recruited by the Rev. Sheldon Jackson are not acceptable and that the matter should be should be left to the Indian agents. Pratt states that if there is difficulty in finding girls to attend Carlisle that there should only be the same number of boys sent in order to keep the gender…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Enrollment Targets from Various Indian Agencies for Fall 1882
July 12, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt details the number of students he is able to accept from various Indian Agencies including the Rosebud, Pine Ridge, Kiowa and Comanche, Pawnee and Ponca, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho. Pratt provides instructions as to the preferred age and gender composition of the students and notes that he has already arranged for…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Haworth Recommends Ten Pawnee Children Sent to Carlisle
August 21, 1882

Inspector J. M. Haworth recommends that the Pawnee Agency send ten Pawnee students to Carlisle five of whom were to be girls.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Physician Report of Newly Arrived Crow Students in 1883
March 13, 1883 - March 14, 1883

Carlisle Indian School physician O. G. Given provides a report on the recently arrived Crow students from Carlisle, several of whom should be sent back. As a result of the report Pratt recommends including additional agency health examinations.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Recruiting Students for the 1883-1884 School Year
August 18, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt discusses the number of students that Carlisle can carry for the upcoming school year in 1883. He declares that the school is currently has around 320 students enrolled and can carry over 400 which he proposes to acquire from traveling West in order to select certain students who are better suited for Carlisle. In particular…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Crow Agency Request to Alter Delegation
October 22, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an inquiry from H. J. Armstrong, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, regarding a request to alter the composition of the delegation to be sent to Carlisle. Pratt notes that because of the greater expense of transporting students from the Crow Agency that it is more important to have a delegation that is able…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Replies to Office Circular Letter Related to Securing Pupils for Training Schools
December 11, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt replies to Office of Indian Affairs circular number 21 in regards to securing pupils for the large circular industrial schools. Pratt provides his opinion on the eligibility of students for enrollment at Indian Training Schools as well as the view that the transfer should be done considered a reward for the most capable…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Securing Students for the 1889-1890 School Year from New Mexico and Michigan
July 13, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests assistance from the Office of Indian Affairs in securing students for the upcoming school year. Pratt specifically asks for the Office to send letters to encourage Agents at various Agencies to help secure students. Pratt further notes that he is sending Marianna Burgess and Kate Irvine to New Mexico with the…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Treaty Funds Can Be Used to Send Students to Carlisle
January 27, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs letter informing him that the treaty funds of the Crow, Blackfeet, Fort Peck, and Fort Belknap agencies can be used in the transportation of students to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that 100 students drawn equally from each agency would likely cost $6,000.

Pratt…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Plan to Increase Enrollment to 1000 Students for 1890-1891 School Year
May 31, 1890

Alfred John Standing responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a plan to increase enrollment at the Carlisle Indian School from 778 students at present to 1000 at the beginning of the next year after 75 students return home. Standing provides information on which Agencies can send students to Carlisle as well as how students…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Information on the Outing System
December 19, 1894 - January 24, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt discusses the outing program at Carlisle and its successes and failures. In addition, Pratt earlier requested additional funding to double the enrollment of the Carlisle Indian School in order to place more students on outing thereby allowing students to enjoy the public schools in the Eastern United States rather than…

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Provides Recruiting Authorization and Information for Antonio Apache
September 24, 1897

Alfred John Standing provides Antonio Apache authorization to recruit students for the Carlisle Indian School at the Fort Apache and San Carlos Agencies. Standing provides information on how to select students as well as how to provide the correct government forms.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Fiscal Year 1900 Financial Estimate
August 18, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt provides an update on the status of the Carlisle Indian School's physical plant as well as the number of students the school is able to accommodate. In particular, he proposes a number of repairs and improvements.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding the Dagg Children
August 19, 1899 - September 21, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt forwards correspondence related to the Dagg children enrolling at the Carlisle Indian School to the Office of Indian Schools. It is desirable to send the children to a school at a distance, but Pratt would rather not accept them because two of the four are quite young. 

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