Press Coverage of the School

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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 school population table and discussions of the…

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Book
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Pratt Informs of Changes in Plans to Escort Recruited Students
October 9, 1879

Richard H. Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding a board to appraise property at the Carlisle Barracks. Pratt notes that, because of the timing of this visit, he will be unable to meet a group of recruited students in the West as planned, and instead suggests sending teachers Alfred J. Standing and Sarah Mather.…

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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.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Correspondence and Article Accusing White Buffalo of Murder
July 27, 1902 - August 12, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt forwards correspondence and a copy of the North American article regarding the article accusing White Buffalo of three murders.

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Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
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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 women. 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 bring a suit against the North…

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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.

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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.

In a separate note Francis E. Leupp asks…

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Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
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 forwarded to Trumons.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Press Coverage of Robert Doyle and Jesse Teleskie Runaway
June 16 - 29, 1910

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

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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 full of inaccuracies.

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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 of Pratt's address and sends them the Report…

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Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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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 local residents. Superintendent Lipps…

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Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Male Students Drinking and Spending Time with Carlisle Women
May 12, 1915

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells forwards a newspaper article about behavior of the school's male students with alcohol and local women to Oscar Lipps and asks for his response. 

In his reply Lipps disputes some of the article's specific charges but says in general it is accurate. He also describes how difficult it has been…

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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 California and would like to see him. 

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Mexican Students
December 31, 1916 - January 10, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding the education of Mexican students at the Carlisle Indian School. Commissioner Sells' responds that Carlisle is not academically advanced but meant to train students in industrial arts. Further authority from Congress would have to made to have students from Mexico attend Carlisle. Also includes…

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Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
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.

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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. 

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration