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 emphasized farmwork for boys and housekeeping for girls…
Recruitment of Students by Native Americans
Usually former students.
The fifth issue opens with Roman Nose describing his trip back to Indian Territory and his reunion with his family. While there he expresses his enjoyment of the school and the benefits of education, eventually convincing the chiefs to sends twenty-one Cheyenne children and Ten Arapahoe children with him to Carlisle. The article continues onto…
Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Office of Indian Affairs that he has received a telegram from Joshua H. Given stating that Given was waiting for transportation for himself and a party of students to be enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that Given did not provide an exact number in his telegram so he cannot provide it to the…
Joshua H. Given informs the the Office of Indian Affairs that nine boys and two girls will start for Carlisle from Purcell, Indian Territory under his charge.
F. Glenn Mattoon forwards a letter from Richard Henry Pratt requesting his assistance in having Ella Rickert obtaining students from the Fort Berthold Agency. Mattoon requests that the Agency be allowed to retain all of its students.
Richard Henry Pratt requests to meet with Antoino Apache, Dr. Carlos Montezuma, and others in Chicago. Pratt notes that he is going on a recruiting trip and asks Apache and Montezuma to travel with him to the San Carlos and Pima Agencies.
Alfred John Standing provides Antonio Apache authorization to recruit students for the Carlisle Indian School at the Fort Apache and San Carlos Agencies. Standing provides information on how to select students as well as how to provide the correct government forms.
Richard Henry Pratt requests the appointment of Charles A. Eastman in the newly created position of outing agent.
Correspondence regarding the complaint of Joseph C. Hart, Superintendent of the Oneida Indian School, regarding the recruitment of students for the Carlisle Indian School without his consent.
William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs regarding a protest by Joseph C. Hart related to a violation of rules in the recruitment of students on the Oneida Reservation.
Correspondence regarding the enrollment of Louis Matlock at the Carlisle Indian School as well as his return to the Pawnee Agency.
Charles Dagenett encourages Adelia Walker (Sioux) to apply for enrollment at the Carlisle Indian School. She had previously attended Pipestone in Minnesota, but the superintendent there and the superintendent for the Birch Coulee District felt she should continue her education.
No documents have been found to suggest that Adelia Walker…