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Request to Recruit Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, and Wichita Students
July 22, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. J. Brooks that he has been promised Tsodearko that the Carlisle Indian School has room for additional students from the Comanche Nation. Pratt adds that the school has room for more than 100 more students and that he would be...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William Gray's Request for Indefinite Leave of Absence
April 27, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt forwards dairyman William Gray's request for an indefinite leave of absence to head to Mt. Gretna Park, PA to "drill for the Cuban War." Gray is a member of the National Guard.   

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
War Department Approves Supplying Carlisle with Military Equipment
October 3, 1904

Robert Shaw Oliver, Acting Secretary of War, approves request of William A. Mercer to furnish 400 carbines, with equipment, and 20 old pattern swords or light sabers for the use of students at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Application for Employment from Mason M. Maxon
January 21, 1905 - March 8, 1905

Mason M. Maxon writes to Francis Leupp, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, to be the Carlisle Indian School military instructor. Maxon includes a petition and letters of recommendation in support of his application.

Leupp informs U. S. Senator J. V. Quarles that the military instructor...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Louis Schedler Requests Appointment for a Position at Carlisle
February 6, 1905

Louis Schedler applies for a position as either a cook or baker at the Carlisle Indian School. A note indicates that as Schedler was not in the classified service he could only be appointed as a laborer.

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
Mercer Informs Office of His Promotion to Major
July 5, 1905

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has been promoted to the grade of Major and received a commission as Major of Cavalry.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Native Americans in the U.S. Military
April 9, 1906 - December 19, 1907

Robert Shaw Oliver, Acting Secretary of War, returns papers related to the Carlisle Indian School preparing students for the United States Cavalry. Included are William A. Mercer's original plan along with comments by the Office of Indian Affairs and a final ruling by the Acting Judge-Advocate...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Submits Provision for Cavalry Instruction at Carlisle
April 9, 1906 - October 1, 1906

Correspondence regarding William A. Mercer's proposed plan to have a Cavalry troop at the Carlisle Indian School as well as the proposed legislation in both the Indian Appropriation Bill and Army Bill.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Office of Indian Affairs Memos Discussing Plan to Train Students for Cavalry Service
May 3, 1906

Office of Indian Affairs memos regarding discussion on a plan of William A. Mercer sent to the War Department for having the Carlisle Indian School prepare students for the U.S. Cavalry service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Responds to Ruling Regarding Cavalry Training
July 2, 1906

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he will consider the objections raised by the Acting Judge Advocate General in having the Carlisle Indian School serve as a training ground for the United States Cavalry.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Proposed Cavalry Training Plan
October 16, 1906 - October 30, 1906

Correspondence between the Interior and War Department regarding the proposed plan of William A. Mercer for developing a course of training at the Carlisle Indian School to prepare students for the U.S. Cavalry.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Clarifies Appropriation Need for Purchase of Cavalry Horses
October 25, 1906

William A. Mercer clarifies his position on securing an appropriation for purchasing horses in order to serve as training troop for the U.S. Cavalry.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Proposes Dropping Plan for Cavalry Training
November 5, 1906

William A. Mercer recommends that the proposed plan of having a Cavalry Training course at the Carlisle Indian School be dropped to a lack of support from the War Department.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay for Rent for Use of Alexander Farm for Remainder of 1907
July 9, 1907 - July 29, 1907

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay $400 for the lease of the Alexander Tract adjoining the Carlisle Indian School. Mercer notes that the land will be used as a parade ground and for military drills while also serving for hay land during the 1908 fiscal year.

C. F. Larrabee...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment of William Stimpel as Disciplinarian
September 6, 1907 - December 19, 1907

These materials include correspondence, legal documents, and an Executive Order regarding the appointment of William Stimpel as Disciplinarian for the Large Boys Quarters of the Carlisle Indian School. The position had been temporarily filled by numerous teachers and recent graduates without...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Suitability of Carlisle Indian School as a Military School
February 11, 1915 - August 12, 1915

These materials include correspondence and a report regarding the suitability of turning the Carlisle Indian School into a military school. At the request of John H. Stephens, Chairman of the House Committee on Indian Affairs, the Secretaries of War and the Interior arranged to have Carlisle...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Suggested Use of Carlisle Indian School as Military Post
March 23, 1917 - April 18, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding a suggestion by local Carlisle resident Irvin Mahon that the Carlisle Indian School be returned to use as a regular military post during the First World War. This suggestion is rejected by Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Draft Registration for George W. Cushing
November 20, 1917 - December 6, 1917

This material includes correspondence between Superintendent John Francis Jr. and Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Merritt concerning the draft registration of George W. Cushing, a student from Alaska. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Navy Enlistments 1917
November 22, 1917 - December 11, 1917

This material includes correspondence between Superintendent John Francis Jr. and Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Merritt concerning students wishing to enlist in the Navy. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Andrew Cuellar's Return to Carlisle from the Army
March 15-29, 1918

This material includes correspondence between Superintendent John Francis Jr. and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt concerning the return of Andrew Cuellar to Carlisle after attempted enlistment in the Army.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Draft Eligibility for Luther H. Jacobs
March 15-16, 1918

This material includes correspondence between Luther H. Jacobs and Assistant Commisioner E. B. Merritt concerning Jacobs's eligibility to enter the army draft. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Selection of Andrew Cuellar for Special Work in Military Intelligence
March 21, 1918 - April 10, 1918

These materials include correspondence between Superintendent John Francis Jr. and Colonel R. H. Van Deman concerning student Andrew Cuellar, and his selection for special work in the Military Intelligence Branch during the First World War. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Alex Washington's Request To Serve In The Army
May 20, 1918 - June 15, 1918

This material includes correspondence between Alex Washington and Commisioner Cato Sells concerning Washington's desire to transfer his employment to the ship-building plant at Hog Island, Pennsylvania.  

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Draft of Henry Ingalls McClellan
October 20, 1918 - November 6, 1918

This material includes correspondence between Sadie Ingalls Feder and Assistant Commisioner E. B. Merritt concerning former student Henry Ingalls McClellan and his desire to be drafted to the Army. 

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

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