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Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1903
1903

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1903, containing the Twenty-Fourth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 15)
November 23, 1888

The first page opened with a poem titled “IT PAYS," followed by a piece called "THANKSGIVING!" that reminded readers to be thankful. Next came "REV MR. WILSON EXPLAINS HIS 'MONKEY ADDRESS,'" which was a letter to the Editor from Edward Wilson from Darlington, Indian Territory dated Nov. 13, 1888...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Allegations of Preventing Catholic Students from Attending Church
September 11, 1883 - September 15, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt responds to allegations from Henry M. Beadle, the editor of The Washington Catholic, that he prevents Catholic students at the Carlisle Indian School from attending the local Catholic Church in Carlisle. Pratt responds by noting his arrangement with Father Hickey...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests to Enter Into Agreement with Local Doctors
April 12, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission from the Office of Indian Affairs to enter into an arrangement with local Carlisle, Pennsylvania doctors to treat students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Provide 18th Annual Report to Local Reporter
October 11, 1897

Marianna Burgess, Superintendent of Printing, seeks authority to provide the proof sheets of a pamphlet of Richard Henry Pratt's eighteenth annual report to a local reporter.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Article Accusing White Buffalo of Three Murders
July 28, 1902 - August 6, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a copy of the Carlisle Weekly Herald which reprinted an article regarding accusations that White Buffalo killed three woman. Pratt also forwards a copy of a telegram from the Agent claiming that the article is entirely false. As a result Pratt requests the Government...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Application of Missoula for Relocated Carlisle Indian School
May 20, 1904 - May 25, 1904

Herman Kohn requests to know if the Office of Indian Affairs will consider the application of Missoula, Montana for a relocated Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Denial of Claims in Article Regarding Former Carlisle Students
February 21, 1905 - February 22, 1905

William A. Mercer forwards a New York Times article covering the arrest for desertion from the U.S. Army of four members of the Seneca Nation. Mercer comments the article is full of falsehoods and that only two of the men were former Carlisle students and did not have good records as students....

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Accusations of Professionalism on the Carlisle Football Team
December 10-19, 1907

This material includes newspaper articles alleging that the Carlisle Football Team had been using professional players during the season, and correspondence from members of the Bureau of Indian Affairs answering the charges.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Public Charges Against Carlisle's Football Team
December 12, 1907 - March 14, 1908

This material includes correspondence concerning charges brought against a member of Carlisle's football team in a Philadelphia newspaper.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Charges Against Carlisle's Football Squad
December 16, 1907

This document contains a letter responding to public charges made against the Carlisle Football Team concerning the eligibility of certain members. The letter discusses terms and lengths of student enrollment, the use of athletic funds in Carlisle's budget, and the academic responsibilities of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Biographical Sketch of Chief Quanah Parker
September 3, 1908 - September 19, 1908

These materials include a request by newspaper correspondence James H. Trumons of the Lawton Constitution-State Democrat for information on Chief Quanah Parker of the Comanche Nation. A biographical sketch of Chief Parker, appearing in Carlisle's school newspaper the Arrow, was...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint Regarding Band Students
June 27, 1909 - July 23, 1909

This document contains correspondence concerning a complaint made by bandmaster James Wheelock that students from the school band were improperly disciplined by being locked in the guard house. The complaint, which made headlines in national newspapers including The Outlook, was...

Format: Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Press Coverage of Robert Doyle and Jesse Gilleski Runaway
June 16 - 29, 1910

These materials contain correspondence and a newspaper clipping regarding press coverage of the arrest of Robert Doyle and Jesse Gilleski for running away from their outing home to Paterson, New Jersey.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Arrest of Alleged Former Student for Counterfeiting
May 13, 1911 - June 13, 1911

These materials include correspondence and a newspaper clipping concerning the arrest of alleged former student Charles E. Brown on the charges of counterfeiting. Superintendent Moses Friedman states that a student by that name never attended the Carlisle Indian School, and that his story is...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
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...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Contested Article Regarding Alleged Former Student
October 4-15, 1913

These materials include correspondence concerning an article about the arrest of alleged former student Sam Morris. The article, published by the Native American, the student newspaper of the Phoenix Indian School, notes that Morris was a Carlisle graduate and was arrested for forging a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Information about the Carlisle Indian School by Abendschule
August 12, 1914 - May 4, 1926

This material includes a request the Louis Lange Publishing Company, publishers of the German magazine Abendschule, for information about the history of the Carlisle Indian School. This information, along with a list of further readings and some photographs, were supplied by the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Article Regarding Student Discipline and Town Interactions
May 3-12, 1915

These materials include a newspaper clipping, an internal circular order, and correspondence regarding an article in the Carlisle Herald regarding the discipline of male and female students of the Carlisle Indian School, who reportedly visited the east end of the town for parties with...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Hiring of Football Coach Victor M. Kelley and a Controversy between him and Coach Welch
July 2, 1915 - December 4, 1915

Newly-hired Carlisle Indian School Football Coach Victor M. Kelley writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells regarding what his goals for the team should be and asks if he would like to travel from Arizona to California to have a meeting. Sells informs Kelley that he is coming to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Information on Disposition of Students
September 19, 1919 - October 3, 1919

These materials include correspondence regarding a request of John Curtis, of the Evening Bulletin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, regarding the disposition of students following the closing of the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry Regarding the Fate of the Carlisle Indian School
June 9-10, 1922

This document contains correspondence between Albert W. Blake, the editor of The Christian Science Monitor, and the Assistant Commisioner E. B. Merritt concerning Blake's interest in a potential continuation of industrial training despite the closure of the Carlisle Indian School. 

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