Prisoners from Ft. Marion (1875-1878)

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Eadle Keahtah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 2)
April 1880

Page one opened with a teacher identifed as A.J.S. (Alfred J. Standing) reminiscing about his time teaching Native Americans before he came to Carlisle. Also on the page was an article on the civilization of the Indians, comparing it to the conquests of the Roman Empire and its assimilation of...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Eadle Keatah Toh (Vol. 1, No. 1)
January 1880

The first page opened with an article titled "THE INDIAN TRAINING SCHOOL," that described the progress of the school, its Christian methods, the work of the former Ft. Marion prisoners of war preparing buildings for use, the importance of the town Sunday Schools, the school curriculum that...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sending "Florida Boys" at Hampton on Outings
January 14, 1879

Richard H. Pratt states that he currently has 57 male students at Hampton and is looking to recruit 20 female students. He goes on to say that he plans to send most of the former Ft. Marion prisoners currently enrolled at Hamtpon on outings, believing that placing Indian students in white...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Placing Hampton Students on Outing on Farms in Massachusetts
May 29, 1879

Richard H. Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that it will take a week to place the male students from Hampton on farms in Massachusetts and then he will travel to Florida. Pratt expects to place a dozen male students on farms in Berkshire County as well.

Note: This...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authority for Pratt to Bring Hampton Students to Carlisle
August 25, 1879

Acting Secretary of the Interior A. Bell informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he is giving permission to Lieutenant Richard Henry Pratt to proceed to Lee, Massachusetts. Bell notes that Pratt will secure current Hampton Institute students who are on outing and take them to the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Instructions Regarding Donations
October 11, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt for instructions on how to process donations received for the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he received a donation for the continued education of a former prisoner-of-war held at Fort Marion in St. Augustine,...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on First Two Parties of Students Brought to the Carlisle Indian School
November 13, 1879

Captain Richard Henry Pratt writes to Ezra H. Hayt, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, regarding the first group of Sioux, Ponca, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, Wichita, Seminole, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe children and young adults brought to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt offers a detailed description...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sending Former Ft. Marion Prisoners Home
January 12, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt suggesting the return home of the former Ft. Marion prisoners, who had gone to Hampton and then Carlisle following their release. Pratt notes that they have been very helpful both at Carlisle and in general in generating good...

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