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Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 9)
March 1881

[Note: Although the front page gives the date of printing as March 1880, this issue came out in March 1881.]

Page one had a list of requests to the United States President from W. E. Dodge, Howard Crosby, John Hall, S. M. Moore, W m. C. Gray, S. It. Riggs, and T. M. Sinclair, making...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1889
1889

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1889, containing the Tenth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a school...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 7)
September 28, 1888

The first page opened with an untitled poem warning of the evils of debt, followed by “Eet, Kit-E-Ko Give It To Me: A True Story,” about fictional Aunt Martha’s exasperation after generously giving away all her potatoes to hungry Pawnee women. The story continued on page four. Page two featured...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 8)
October 5, 1888

The first page opened with a poem “The Two Words,” followed by Lucy Jordan’s letter to the Man-On-The-Band-Stand titled “Carlisle A Bright Picture” in which she mused about her days’ past at Carlisle and life at home on the Stockbridge Reservation. Next came “A Budget of News from Eliza Bell” (...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Request to Purchase Materials to Build a Carriage
April 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $65 on materials for his blacksmith and wagonmaker to make a carriage to travel to the town of Carlisle and the surrounding countryside.

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Visit Factories with Students and Dakota Families
May 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $80 to transport students to the South Mountain to visit the iron works and paper mills and to have a picnic. Pratt would like to arrange this excursion when the Dakota chiefs and families are visiting.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Purchase Boiler for New School Building
November 6, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the new school building is too large for any of the boilers at Carlisle. Pratt further requests that he be authorized to purchase a boiler from the Star Steam Heater Co.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
George Norcross Elected to Executive Committee of Board
September 30, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Dr. George Norcross has replaced J. A. McCauley as a member of the Executive Committee on the Board of Trustees of the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Office Circular Regarding Physical Plant and Supplies
February 25, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular by providing answers related to the Carlisle Indian School focused on the buildings and grounds as well as providing enrollment statistics. Additionally, included are lists of supplies including furniture in various buildings,...

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence, Maps, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Makes Limited Report on the Haskell Indian School
July 12, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt in compliance with a request from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the Haskell Indian School. Pratt notes that upon his arrival in San Francisco from his recent trip to Japan he received a letter from Haskell Superintendent Charles Francis Meserve asking him to stop at...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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
Acknowledgement of Receipt of Various Contracts
July 9, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of an Office of Indian Affairs letter inclosing contracts between various individuals.

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
Fire Precautions Taken at the Carlisle Indian School
April 18, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding fire precautions taken at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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
Wheelock Seeks Collection of Debts from Chester P. Cornelius
April 14, 1896 - June 28, 1897

Dennison Wheelock seeks assistance from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the creditors of Chester P. Wheelock in Carlisle, Pennsylvania seeking repayment.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt to Employ Local Physician Rather than Hire Regular
March 13, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he will ask for an attending physician from the town of Carlisle, Pennsylvania for the ensuing year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides a Recommendation for Timothy Henry
August 26, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter from W. N. Hailmann regarding a position for Timothy Henry in the Indian Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dysert Suggests Use of McKay Sewing Machine in Shoe Department
September 13, 1897

Daniel Dysert suggests to W. N. Hailmann that the Carlisle Indian School use the McKay Sewing Machine to increase efficiency in the shoe department.

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
Invitation to the 1898 Carlisle Indian School Commencement Excercises
February 21, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt invites residents of Carlisle to visit the Carlisle Indian School on specific days to visit the industrial shops, schoolrooms, and gymnasium to better allow out of town guests to see those areas of the school surrounding the 1898 commencement exercises.

Pratt adds in a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Pratt Informs Office that Diven is Contracted to Serve as Physician
August 5, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has made arrangements with Dr. S. L. Diven to serve as the school physician for the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Letter from Local Carlisle Attorney
March 1, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding a letter from local attorney George Hayes pertaining to a student under discipline.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Re-Enroll Robert Depoe
March 13, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests to enroll Robert Depoe in order to allow him to attend the Carlisle High School as well as participate as a member of the band during the possible visit to Paris.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire Local Baker for 1901 Fiscal Year
June 19, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests to have a baker included on the list of positions for the upcoming fiscal year. Pratt mentions that he has found a candidate in Carlisle and requests authority to hire him.

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

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