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Pratt Responds to Application of A. N. Ebaugh
January 17, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the application for employment of A. N. Ebaugh by stating that he believes the industrial training in cities is lacking and that he would be unlikely to hire Ebaugh.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Responds Hill Children Should Remain at School
March 28, 1890

Alfred John Standing responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter by informing them that the Carlisle Indian School has Spring Wagons on hand. Including three spring or platform spring wagons which can be delivered in New York City at $58 each.

Includes a photo of one of the spring...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Photographs
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Information and Recommendation for Frank Conroy
August 15, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on Frank Conroy upon his application for a position as a blacksmith in the Indian Service.

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...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Outing Dispute Among Locals Near Genoa, Nebraska
June 4, 1891 - June 11, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt responds to correspondence regarding complaints made by labor organizations of Genoa Indian School students being used as laborers on a beet farm. Pratt suggests that the Genoa Superintendent is right but that he should focus on individual outing patrons rather than corporate...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Recommendations to Fort Totten School
June 6, 1891 - June 12, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter to the Office of Indian Affairs' he wrote to W. F. Canfield, Superintendent of the Fort Totten Training School, regarding his opinion on filling teaching positions with former students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Industrial Tin Smith Training for Wah-go-osh
June 11, 1891 - June 25, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding a letter from Henry M. Rice who discusses placing a Mille Lac Nation member in an industrial training program. Rice indicates that Wah-go-osh is quite adept at the tin smith trade but has had no formal training and would...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Authority to Pay for Freight Shipping
July 11, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for freight shipment of articles manufactured at the Carlisle Indian School and shipped to various Indian Agencies. In addition, Pratt requests authority to pay for freight shipment on articles shipped by the Department for the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate at Which School Can Furnish Department with Harness Snaps
September 17, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Carlisle Indian School can furnish 100 harness straps with snaps at $.85 each.

Format: 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
Inspection Report of Charles H. Thompson
March 2, 1892

Charles H. Thompson forwards an inspection report of the Carlisle Indian School on March 2, 1892. Thompson's report examines a wide range of topics related to the School including the buildings, health of students, food, student's social lives, industrial training, outings, and academic training...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Proposal to Furnish Suit for Komalta
April 26, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Carlisle Indian School can supply a suit for Komalta at the same price they furnished for the Cheyennes.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Revision of Study for Indian Schools
August 8, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter in reference to a revision in the course of study for Indian schools. Pratt details the current course of study at the Carlisle Indian School and notes that the change in policy would require an additional two years of study. In...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Overview of Carlisle upon Inquiry of Commissioner
January 9, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter from Thomas J. Morgan providing him answers to various questions including the enrollment figures over the school's history and presently in 1893. He then discusses the education philosophy of the school when it comes to industrial training and the outing...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Lewis Levering's Request to Learn a Trade in Philadelphia
February 7, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter regarding a request by Lewis Levering to stop farming on the outing program and go to Philadelphia to learn a trade.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Discusses Various Matters Related to the Fort Belknap Agency
May 23, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from Lieutenant McAnaney in reference to vacancies at the Fort Belknap school. Pratt states that he did not mean to give a strong endorsement for a cook position for Lucy Enter Lodge and instead recommends Rosalie Ereaux. In addition, he discusses the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Days Worked by Louis Caswell on Farm
June 19, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Louis Caswell was employed at farming for 25 days in May 1893.

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
Pratt Details Reasons for Sending Stailey Norcross to Navajo Agency
March 28, 1894 - April 30, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt encloses correspondence regarding the employment of Stailey Norcross as a tailor at the Navajo Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School, 1894
August 25, 1894

Fifteenth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School for the 1893-1894 school year. Richard Henry Pratt provides an overview of the previous year focusing on both the academic and industrial training as well as the outing program. In addition, Pratt focuses on the Chicago World's Fair and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Return Benjamin American Horse
August 25, 1894

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request to return Benjamin American Horse due to his health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Quarterly Report for Period Ending March 31, 1895
April 17, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt provides the Quarterly Report for the Quarter ending March 31, 1895. Pratt provides an overview of the academic classes and their progression. Also included is an account of the industrial training program and the outing program.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposed Appropriation for the 1897 Fiscal Year
July 6, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt provides his recommendations for the financial estimate for the 1897 fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School, 1894-1895
August 19, 1895

Sixteenth Annual Report for the Carlisle Indian School covering the 1894-1895 school year. The report begins with changes in enrollment of the various Nations. Richard Henry Pratt continues with his overall philosophy of educating Indian students including speaking English, industrial training,...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay for Labor and Supplies on Shop Addition
August 15, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase supplies and materials as well as to pay for labor in the construction of an addition to the industrial shops at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt also encloses blueprints showing his plans for the addition.

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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