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Request to Recruit 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...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Parents from Sitting Bull Band at Fort Randall Unwilling to Send Children to Carlisle
August 27, 1882 - September 23, 1882

Correspondence regarding the enrollment of children from the Sitting Bull band of Sioux being held as prisoners at Fort Randall. The officer in charge of Fort Randall indicates that the parents of the eligible parents do not wish to see their children to be enrolled at Carlisle. Pratt notes that...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for the Return of Levi Elm
December 15, 1885 - December 17, 1885

Lewis Elm requests the return of his son, Levi Elm, from the Carlisle Indian School as he claims Levi is at Carlisle against both of their wishes. Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Bureau that Levi Elm arrived at the school on a five year term and despite a rough early start has now become...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Crow Agency Inquiry Into How to Obtain Students
March 5, 1890

M. P. Wyman, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, notes that the Office of Indian Affairs instruction to send 40 students to Carlisle is received. However, he notes that the chiefs are protesting and only a few are willing to go. Asks if he should use force to fill quota.

A note on the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Request to Enroll Children of Sophia Lacey
January 24, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a request from Sophia Lacey to enroll her children at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that if the children are eligible then he would be glad to enroll them as well as arrange transportation. Pratt further...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for the Return Home of Carlo French
August 31, 1891

Mrs. Crow requests the return of her grandson Carlo French from the Carlisle Indian School. Crow notes that French is not a healthy individual and went to Carlisle without her permission. She notes that she has already sent him medicine twice and that if he is not healthy then she would like him...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding the Children of Edward Gordon
February 12, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the sons of Edward Gordon. Pratt encloses the correspondence between him and Gordon to show that the claims of a Catholic Priest were false and that Gordon was willing to keep his children at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Petition of Cattaraugus Reservation Requesting Return of Children
April 21, 1893 - May 1, 1893

A. W. Ferrin forwards petition of the Cattaraugus Reservation requesting the return of certain pupils from the Carlisle Indian School. The petition claims that parents were misinformed and that some students were taken without consent, parents are unhappy with the treatment of their children,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Special Authority to Recruit Students for 1893 School Year
June 30, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt requests special authority to show U.S. Indian Agents while obtaining students for the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt refers to Office Circular of April 21, 1893 and a law which provides for coercion in the Indian Appropriation Bill of the current year and subsequent year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
William Tallchief Requests Return of Jennie Tallchief
July 31, 1893

William Tallchief requests the return of his daughter Jennie Tallchief from the Carlisle Indian School. Tallchief notes that Jennie was induced to go to Carlisle without his consent and knowledge and that after receiving a contract for his agreement which he refuses to sign. As a result he...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Return Jennie Tallchief
August 7, 1893 - August 17, 1893

Richard Henry Pratt responds to William Tallchief's request to return his daughter Jennie Tallchief from the Carlisle Indian School. He further addresses Tallchief's claims that the school kidnapped Jennie by providing letters from C. R. Dixon and George Runciman who were involved in gathering...

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
Potential Transfer of 16 Students from Western Shoshone
June 15, 1895

William L. Hargrove, U.S. Indian Agent for the Western Shoshone Agency, writes to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the transfer of 16 children to the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Responds to Request to Return Julia Hand
June 5, 1896

Alfred John Standing responds to a request for Julia Hand to return to her home over the summer and return during for the Fall.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Henry Doxtator Requests the Return of His Son Andrew
August 28, 1897

Henry Doxtator requests the return of his son Andrew Doxtator (here Andrew Doxtater) who he claims was kidnapped.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Responds to Request for Return of Andrew Doxtator
September 4, 1897

Alfred John Standing responds to the claim of Henry Doxtator that his son Andrew was kidnapped and taken to the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Forwards Answers of Andrew Doxtator
September 9, 1897

Alfred John Standing forwards a list of answers from Andrew Doxtator in response to his father's charge of kidnapping and request to return him from Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Peirce Makes a Report on the Kidnapping Claim of Henry Doxtator
September 22, 1897

Charles F. Peirce makes a report on the accusation of Henry Doxtator that his son, Andrew, was kidnapped and taken to the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Return Emily and Gustave Hardt
June 28, 1898 - July 28, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request of Clara Bowers for the return of her children Emily and Gustave Hardt from the Carlisle Indian School. Included in the letter is a complaint of Gustave Hardt of mistreatment during his time on outing.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Enrollment of Phoebe Doxtator
September 21, 1899 - September 30, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt forwards correspondence regarding claims by Henry Doxtator that his daughter Phoebe was enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School without her parents consent.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Request for the Return of Agnes Sanderville
May 26, 1900 - December 22, 1900

Correspondence regarding the request for the return of Agnes Sanderville by her mother and grandfather as well as counterclaims by her father.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Responds to Request to Return Moses and Stansill Powell
August 22, 1900

Alfred John Standing responds to the request of John Powell to return his children Moses and Stansill from the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
John Powell Demands Return of His Sons Moses and Stansill
September 14, 1900

John Powell send an affidavit claiming he did not provide consent to send his sons Moses and Stansill to the Carlisle Indian School and demands they be returned.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for the Return of Mary Ladouceur
February 9, 1903

Porter J. McCumber, North Dakota Senator, refers to correspondence and affidavits of the enrollment of Mary Ladouceur at the Carlisle Indian School against the wishes of her father and requests her to be sent home.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Allen Responds to Letter Regarding Frank Sawyer
December 7, 1903

Edgar A. Allen responds to the request of Louis Sawyer for his son Frank Sawyer to remain at home without worry about being returned to the Carlisle Indian School after having run away.

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

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