Recruitment of Students for Other Schools

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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
Request to Recruit Dakota Students for Hampton
June 2, 1879

Hampton Institute Principal Samuel C. Armstrong states that they are currently educating 38 Indian boys and only 9 Indian girls, so he requests that they recruit 20 Dakota female Indian students. He requests that, if his wish is granted, Captain Richard H. Pratt be sent to secure the students...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Authorized to Recruit Students for Carlisle and Take Charge of the Barracks for the School
September 6, 1879

Acting Secretary of the Interior A. Bell informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the War Department has transferred the buildings at the Carlisle Barracks to the Interior Department and that Special Agent Richard Henry Pratt is authorized to create an Indian school at the Barracks using...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Telegram Regarding Orders to Recruit for Hampton
October 3, 1879

Telegram from Richard Henry Pratt in Onawa, Iowa, to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs following up on a previous message regarding his orders to recruit a party of students for the Hampton Institute. Pratt notifies the Commissioner that he has started his return journey.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Westward Travel Plans for General Armstrong
October 11, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to Commissioner of Indian Affiars Ezra Hayt a telegram sent by General Samuel Armstrong of the Hampton Institute. Armstrong telegrams Pratt asking whether he (Armstrong) is needed for a recruitment trip to Dakota, and Pratt forwards the telegram to the Commissioner...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recruiting Cheyenne Students for Hampton Institute
October 18, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt telegrams the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, informing him that the Cheyenne agent can supply students to make up the deficiency of students at Hampton, and should be instructed to send one third boys and two third girls. Pratt notes that these students could be escorted...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recruitment of Female Students from the Indian Territory for Hampton
October 27, 1879

Hampton Institute Principal Samuel C. Armstrong informs Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz that he received a telegraph from Captain Richard H. Pratt, who is currently in the Indian Territory. Pratt stated that there are many Indian girls in the Indian Territory who would be suitable students...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transportation of Four Students and Cheyenne Chief
November 4, 1879

Agent Charles Crissey informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Agent Stephens is there with two students for the Carlisle Indian School and two for Hampton Institute. Crissey notes that he is also with Cheyenne Chief Little No Heart, who would like see the school. Crissey asks if...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Full Report on Pratt's Trip to Recruit Students from Sisseton, Green Bay, and Lapointe Agencies
January 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report on his trip to Wisconsin and Dakota to recruit new students. Pratt notes that he first went to the Green Bay Agency and secured five students, but the enthusiasm among the parents was so strong that he could' have easily recruited twenty-five. Second, he...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Desire to Fill Quota for Indian Students at Hampton Institute
November 13, 1880

Samuel C. Armstrong informs Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. M. Marble that Richard Henry Pratt is likely not bringing any new students to fill the quota of 68 Indian students at Hampton Institute. Armstrong continues to say that Lieutenant Brown at Yankton Agency knows of many Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sheldon Jackson Provides Update on Recruitment of Students
December 24, 1880

Sheldon Jackson encloses the plan for the Pueblo Industrial Indian Boarding School in Albuquerque, New Mexico to the Office of Indian Affairs. Jackson also states that he is having difficulty recruiting students for the Carlisle Indian School and the Hampton Normal and Agriculture School.

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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