Native Americans Visiting the School

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Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 3)
May 1880

Page one opened with information, including statistics, from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs about Carlisle and other schools as reported by Indian agents. Page two contains more arguments for, and accounts of support for, educating Indian youth. The article "Our Dining Hall" describes the physical space, the work the…

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Newspapers
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Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 19)
January 10, 1890

The first page opened with a notice that there were no Indian Helper newspapers published for December 28 and January 3rd. A notice followed: “A Novel Christmas Present: Our Superintendent Made with his own Hands a tin Cup for Each Employee.” Next was a poem, by “E.G.“dated Dec. 25, ’89 titled “The School Poet Again Stirred” about the…

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Newspapers
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Group of visiting chiefs with Richard Henry Pratt, c.1881

Group portrait of thirteen Native American men, probably visiting chiefs, with five white men and Richard Henry Pratt (seated in chair at right). They are posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds.

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Glass Plate Negative
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
James H. Miller, Jane Vane, a female student and a visitor [version 1], c.1884

Studio portrait of James H. Miller, Jane Vane, an unidentified female student and a visitor, probably a Pueblo chief or family member. 

Note: The male student was previously identified as Benjamin Thomas based on cataloging of this NAA negative. A researcher suggested that he is actually James H. Miller. The identification of Jane Vane…

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Glass Plate Negative
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National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Transportation of Four Students and Cheyenne Chief
November 4, 1879

Agent Charles Crissey informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Agent Stephens is there with two students for the Carlisle Indian School and two for Hampton Institute. Crissey notes that he is also with Cheyenne Chief Little No Heart, who would like see the school. Crissey asks if he can bring Little No Heart with him.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Arrival of Sioux and Menominee Students
November 6, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt noting the arrival of Agent Crissey with Sisseton, Standing Rock, and Cheyenne River Sioux children, Green Bay Menominee children, and Chief Little No Heart at Carlisle. Pratt suggests that all these children should be sent to the Hampton Institute.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Variety of Updates on the Carlisle Indian School
December 1, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt provides Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt with a variety of updates about the Carlisle Indian School: everyone is in good health, he will send Hayt a uniform sample in a few days, his corps of assistants is almost complete, he's found a clerk, he'd like to keep a former Carlisle Barracks employee on the staff for…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Report of Beef Consumed by Rosebud Delegation
January 10, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt reports that the Rosebud delegation that visited Carlisle consumed 1,103 pounds of beef during their visit.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt to Personally Recruit Students in New Mexico and Colorado
April 2, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt references the recent denial of the detail of Lieutenant Brown for recruiting, and then informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he can recruit students himself from New Mexico and Colorado in after the Dakota Chiefs visit the Carlisle Indian School.

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

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Friends of the School to Visit when Chiefs Do
April 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt asks Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge to set the date when chiefs visit the Carlisle Indian School so that "friends of the school" can visit at the same time.

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

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Letters/Correspondence
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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 Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Intention to Discharge Charles Tackett
June 2, 1880 - June 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt encloses a copy of a letter from B. F. Beveridge to Charles Tackett about how to ensure that the Indian chiefs while visiting Washington D.C. stay at the Washington House (Beveridge's establishment). In his cover letter, Pratt informs the Commissioner that he intends to discharge Charles Tackett but thinks it should be done…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll 25 Cheyenne and Arapaho Students
June 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that the Cheyenne & Arapaho Agent John D. Miles would like to send 25 students from his agency to the Carlisle Indian School. Miles added that he'd like several chiefs, including Northern Cheyenne Chief Little Chief, to accompany the party of students and that the…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Allow a Party to Stay at School until Chiefs Arrive
June 19, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests returning party should remain at the Carlisle Indian School until the Sioux chiefs arrive. Pratt notes this will prolong their railroad tickets until the June 23rd.

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

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Cover Traveling Expenses of a Cheyenne and Arapaho Party
September 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs authorize Agent Miles' expenses incurred while transporting a party of six Cheyenne and Arapaho chiefs and their children as well as Daniel Tucker from the Carlisle Indian School to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Tucker and the chiefs' children are all Carlisle students.…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Ponca Delegation to Visit
December 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests that the Ponca delegation stops at the Carlisle Indian School to see their students on their way to Washington, D.C. Pratt states that White Eagle's son is at the school, and if White Eagle would like to bring him along to D.C., he should be allowed.

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

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Return Home of High Bear Jr.
January 1, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt reports that the visit of Ponca Chiefs Harry Bear, Standing Eagle, and White Buffalo went well. He also notes that Chief Harry Bear asked that his son be returned home due to his falling ill multiple times at Carlisle. Pratt notes that he approved the return home of the student despite his condition improving following…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Cook Requests to Visit Carlisle School
May 23, 1881

John Cook, a U.S. Indian Agent writes on behalf of Cook, a member of the Sioux Nation, to visit the Carlisle Indian School at his own expense.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Kihega Requests Funds to Visit Carlisle
July 28, 1881

Kihega, a chief of the Iowa Nation, requests funds to allow him, his wife, and an interpreter to visit the Carlisle Indian School to see their children through the U.S. Indian Agent at the Great Nemaha Agency, A. Brosius.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Various Dissatisfactions in the Pueblo Agency
August 15, 1881

J. M. Haworth, Inspector, details various events in the Pueblo Agency including opposition to the schooling at the agency. Haworth reports that much of the opposition is a result of the religious nature of the schooling. He also notes that parents who had sent children to Carlisle have yet to visit them despite promises made at the time they…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request of Pueblo Indians to Visit Carlisle and Washington
August 17, 1881

Benjamin M. Thomas, U.S. Indian Agent for the Pueblo Indian Agency, requests on behalf of the Pueblo Nation to take a delegation of eight individuals to visit their children at Carlisle and also to visit Washington D.C. Thomas also requests authority to bring two students to replace a Pueblo student who died at Carlisle and one who was returned…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry into Number of Visitors to Expect at Carlisle
August 22, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt inquires into the number of visitors to expect from the delegation currently in Washington D.C. He also suggests that the delegation along with their children take a picnic to Luray Caverns in Virginia.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Petition of Teodosio Duran and Juan Cristobal to Visit Carlisle
September 12-15, 1881

Benjamin M. Thomas, U.S. Indian Agent at the Pueblo Agency, forwards a petition from Juan Cristobal and Teodosio Duran to visit their children at Carlisle. They note they were the principal supporters of sending students to Carlisle and as a result have been persecuted by others. By visiting and reporting on the condition of their children they…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Bring Northern Arapaho Chiefs to Carlisle
November 24, 1881

Charles Hatton, U.S. Indian Agent for the Northern Arapaho Agency, seeks authority to bring five Northern Arapaho Chiefs to Carlisle and Washington D.C. to visit their children. The Chiefs were promised when they sent their children that they would be allowed to visit and are seeking to have this promised fulfilled.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
American Horse Requests Permission to Visit Carlisle
March 17-28, 1882

American Horse asks Richard Henry Pratt if he may come to Carlisle to visit his children attending the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he believes American Horse coming to Carlisle would help keep his children in school for another two years and he would not need to be accompanied or spied upon.…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration