An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1901, containing the Twenty-Second Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a school population table and discussions of…
Pan-American Exposition (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Pan-American Exposition desires to have the Carlisle Indian School Band for four weeks in July and August and are willing to pay expenses. In addition the band and a corps of cadets has been invited to participate in the Inaugural Parade.
Richard Henry Pratt provides statistics related to the industrial departments including the sewing room, tailor shop, shoe shop, tin shop, harness shop, blacksmith and carriage shop, printing office, and the laundry over the previous twelve months.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding his suggestion to have Sophia American Horse oversee the exhibit in Buffalo.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he plans on sending former student Howard Gansworth to the Buffalo Exposition as requested. Following the Gansworth's return, Pratt indicates that he will employ him on the irregular rolls in place of Elmer Simon.
He adds that Sophia American Horse takes the objections of the…
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase a set of instruments second-hand for the school band. Pratt references the upcoming Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York as a reason to make the purchase quickly.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase new band uniforms for the upcoming visit to the Buffalo Exposition. Pratt notes that the uniform bid was won from Horstmann Bros. and will include the word Carlisle embroidered on the front.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has been urged to allow Howard Gansworth to remain at the Buffalo Exhibition.