Richard Henry Pratt requests the assistance of the Office of Indian Affairs in paying the law school tuition of William F. Campbell. Pratt forwards two letters from Campbell.
Requests to Assist Students with Personal Matters
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from former student William F. Campbell regarding his law studies and attempts to earn a living as a painter.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from former student William F. Campbell regarding the government providing an allowance for him to attend law school. Campbell notes that he has not heard from the Department and assumes that the allowance was not approved. In addition, Campbell recounts a ghost dance on the Red Lake reservation that he…
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Nellie Londrosh Nunn requesting the farmer's position at the agency for her husband.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter to the Office of Indian Affairs from Clement C. Gaines, President of the Eastman Business College, and a contract between Gaines and former student Chester P. Cornelius. Gaines' understanding is that the contract permits Cornelius to receive an allowance to attend the Business College. However, Gaines…
Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has received a letter from former student William F. Campbell regarding the assistance promised him by Office of Indian Affairs to allow him to attend the Law School at the University of Minnesota. Pratt notes that a contract was drawn up by the Dean of the Law School to…
Richard Henry Pratt notes that he is enclosing a letter of Daniel McDougan with endorsement and also a certificate to the identity of Joseph Black Bear.
Alfred John Standing returns certificate and letter of Eugene Tah-kah-puer to the Office of Indian Affairs.
Dennison Wheelock seeks assistance from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the creditors of Chester P. Wheelock in Carlisle, Pennsylvania seeking repayment.
Joseph Adams requests the Office of Indian Affairs forward him his share of the trust held for the Siletz Indians in Oregon to assist him in paying to attend college. (Other documents show that he attended Dickinson College.)
Pratt has annotated the letter saying he supports this request.
Richard Henry Pratt requests on the behalf of former student Lillie Wind (here Lilly Wind) the funds due to her as a member of the Ottawa nation from the sale of the town site of Miami. Wind has trained as a nurse, is doing well, and has previously sought to obtain these funds from the government without any response.
Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding former student Clarence White Thunder and a position as a disciplinarian.
Response by Edgar A. Allen to claims by an anonymous individual alleging that John Miller (also addressed as William Miller) used fraud to enroll at the Carlisle Indian School. Also included are legal affidavits by Miller and John Pulcifer claiming their innocence.
Pratt forwards a letter from former student Ella Rickert declining transfer to the Wadesworth School at the Pyramid Lake Agency as an assistant matron.
Alfred John Standing states that Mabel Buck and Nellie O'Dell departed for Darlington, Oklahoma Territory and should both be on duty.
Richard Henry Pratt requests the Office of Indian Affairs order the Siletz U. S. Indian Agent to have money paid to Robert Depoe paid to him in order to cover a loan Pratt provided to fund Depoe's return. Pratt encloses correspondence in order to provide context to his request.
Former student Charles D. Wheelock requests the assistance of Richard Henry Pratt in helping him secure a new position in the Indian Service as well as a position for his wife Julia Powlas Wheelock.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards letter from former student Alfred Blackbird requesting Pratt's assistance in exchanging land allotted to his family by the government.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from former student Jemima Wheelock Webster requesting his assistance in selling her allotted land in order to receive some benefit from it.
William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs inquiry into his assistance in helping Maggie Mandrigan, a former student who had become pregnant, to travel to Oregon.
Susie Rayos requests to take the required examinations to enter the Indian Service. William A. Mercer forwards the request along with additional information about Rayos.
This document contains correspondence concerning applications for annuity from Hastings Robertson, Nellie Robertson, and Dora La Belle.
These materials include correspondence and legal documents concerning former student Esther Moose, and any entitlements she may hold right to government annuities under the treaties of 1837 and 1851.
Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman encloses and endorses a request from Susie Poncho, a returned student and current resident of Cubero, New Mexico, for $75.45. The request is for her father, who is owed money for his services during the Apache Indian Raid of May and June, 1895.
Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs F…
Carlisle student George Mayo inquires about obtaining a tract of land to farm after he completes his agricultural training.