History of the Carlisle Indian School

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Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 2, No. 2)
September 1881

Page one opened with a poem by E.G.P. and the story of the Great Turtle, which was based on the arrival of a Spanish Ship. There was also a piece on the trouble that Billy Cornipachio faced, which included the opposition of his people to his education. Page two had a piece about visiting chiefs and on three prisoners from the Fort in San Marco…

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Newspapers
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1890
1890

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1890, containing the Eleventh Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a history of the school's founding and a table of the…

Format:
Book
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1899
1899

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1899, containing the Twentieth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a school population table and discussions of the school's…

Format:
Book
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Catalogue of the Indian Industrial School, 1902
1902

A booklet of information and photographs assembled by the Carlisle Indian School for their 23rd year, circa 1902.  Includes a short history of the school and the town and school demographic information.  Includes pictures of arriving students, students during classroom and extracurricular activities, the buildings on campus, farmwork, athletics…

Format:
Pamphlet
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
"The Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, PA," by Richard H. Pratt
1908

A description of this pamphlet is not currently available.

Format:
Pamphlet
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
"American Indians: Chained and Unchained," by Richard H. Pratt
1912

A description of this pamphlet is not currently available.

Format:
Pamphlet
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
"Indian Schools: An Exposure," by Richard H. Pratt
1915

A summary of this document is not currently available.

Format:
Pamphlet
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
"Drastic Facts About Our Indians and Our Indian System," by Richard H. Pratt
1917

A description of this pamphlet is not currently available.

Format:
Pamphlet
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The American Indian Magazine (Vol. 6, No. 4)
Winter 1919

A description of this magazine is not currently available.

Format:
Magazines
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
"The Founding of the Carlisle Indian School," by Robert Brunhouse
April 1939

A description of this article is not currently available.

This article was originally published in Pennsylvania History.

Format:
Pamphlet
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Apprenticeship for Civilizations: The Outing System at the Carlisle Indian School," by Robert Brunhouse
May 1939

A description of this article is not currently available.

This article was originally published in Educational Outlook.

Format:
Pamphlet
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Information on Railroad Lines and the Telegraph and Postal Address
April 15, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the telegraph and post office address is Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Pratt also notes that the most direct railroad routes are the Pennsylvania and Reading line to Harrisburg and then the Cumberland Valley Railroad to Carlisle when coming from the North, East, and West. When coming from…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Eleventh Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School
November 3, 1890

The Eleventh Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School. Richard Henry Pratt provides a history of the school from his days as the Captain of the 10th Cavalry. Pratt then details the educational mission of the school as providing a basic knowledge of the English language along with teaching some means of self-sufficiency. Pratt further calls…

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Legal and Government Documents, Reports
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Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Objects to Proposal to Rename the Carlisle Indian School
March 7, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs notice to change the name of the Carlisle Indian School to the Pratt Institute.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Office No Longer Use Pratt Institute Title
July 16, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests that as the name of the Carlisle Indian School did not change that he no longer be referred to with the title of Superintendent Pratt Institute.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Replies to Department Circular and Origins of Carlisle Pamphlet
October 25, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular answering questions about the Carlisle Indian School including the buildings and grounds and school farm. Also included is a pamphlet titled How Carlisle School Originated.

Format:
Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Kutz Farm
August 2, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase the Kutz farm in order to expand the size of the Carlisle Indian School farm.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Correspondence Related to His Retirement from Active Military Service
January 16, 1903 - February 20, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt provides correspondence related to his retirement from active military service and his subsequent resignation as the Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School.

Pratt notes in his correspondence that he believed his service as Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School were a military duty helping and helping to…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Documents Establishing Carlisle for Court Case
March 2, 1904

Edgar A. Allen requests the Office of Indian Affairs provide the executive order or act of Congress establishing the Carlisle Indian School in order to proceed with a case against an individual for selling intoxicants to one of the students.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Representative Olmstead Speech on Carlisle Indian School
February 6, 1908

Pennsylvania Representative Marlin Olmstead delivers this speech on the Carlisle Indian School in the House of Representative on February 6, 1908.

Format:
Speeches and Sermons
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Draft of Pratt's "The Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, PA."
February 11, 1908

Richard Henry Pratt sends the draft of his pamphlet "The Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, PA. Its Origin, Progress, and the Difficulties Surmounted" to William Miller of the Hamilton Library Assocation in Carlisle. Pratt notes that his purpose in writing the pamphlet is due to his feeling that government is becoming opposed to non-…

Format:
Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Draft of 30th Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School
July 31, 1909 - August 6, 1909

These materials include correspondence and a draft of Superintendent Friedman's 30th Annual Report for the Carlisle Indian School, reflecting the period ending July 31, 1909. Friedman forwarded the draft to a Bureau official, along with information on how to have news published in Carlisle's student newspaper. The annual report includes…

Format:
Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report on Record Keeping at the Carlisle Indian School
February 20, 1911 - October 6, 1911

These materials include correspondence and reports on the record keeping system for student files at the Carlisle Indian School. Supervisor of Indian Schools Charles F. Pierce was critical of the decentralized nature of the student file records. Pierce recommended that Nellie Robertson Denny, a clerk at the school, be put in…

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Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Information about the Carlisle Indian School by Marjorie Armstrong
May 8-15, 1912

These materials incldue a request from Marjorie Armstrong, of the University of Minnesota, for information about the Carlisle Indian School and other government-run schools. The request was fielded by United States Senator Moses E. Clapp.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Information About Pratt's Time at Carlisle
March 13-27, 1913

Nell C. Splitstone, children's editor of The People's Home Journal, asks the Department of the Interior for a complete record of former Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt's time at the Carlisle Indian School.

Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs F. H. Abbott informs Splitstone of Pratt's address and sends them the Report of the…

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