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Travel Request for Alfred John Standing to Comanche Agency
February 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt telegrams the Commissioner of Indian Affairs asking for permission to send Alfred John Standing to the Comanche Agency to recruit students. Pratt also asks if the former Florida prisoners can be sent back.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
School Physician's Belief that 8 Students Should be Sent Home due to Poor Health
June 2, 1880

J. S. Bender informs Richard Henry Pratt that he believes six to eight students should be returned to their homes because they have "incurable" conditions and will likely "die young." Pratt encloses and endorses Bender's requests to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. In his cover letter, Pratt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Chief Spotted Tail's Request to Return his Children and Relatives Home
June 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. J. Brooks that Chief Spotted Tail would like to return his children, one grandchild, and one other relative currently enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School to their homes at his own expense. Pratt believes he should be able to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return of Chief Spotted Tail's Children and Grandchildren
June 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. J. Brooks that the party has left, and Spotted Tail took his children and grandchildren - who were all students at the Carlisle Indian School - home.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Health of Rosebud Sioux Students
July 29, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report on the health of several Rosebud Sioux students. He informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that Thigh's son is suffering from tapeworm, and Pratt will send him home if he's still sick when Reverend Robinson, a missionary from Rosebud who's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Send Four Sick Students Home
August 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to send four sick students home to Indian Territory and funding for their escort, B. S. Reynolds. The four students, who have all been examined by the school physician and Office of Indian Affairs representative Dr. Kellogg, are Samuel Kahton (Ponca), Beau...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return of Three Sick Sioux Students
August 21, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he is sending Pine Ridge Sioux students Henry Thigh, Nathan, and Andrew home, escorted by Reverend Robinson, immediately because their health is so poor that they may die at the school before the Commissioner approves their...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Send Three Former Florida Prisoners Home
September 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. M. Marble regarding three former Florida prisoners that should be returned home, escorted by Agent Miles. The first is going to die soon because of an accident suffered while playing baseball, and his chiefs want him to die...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return Home of High Bear Jr.
January 1, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt reports that the visit of Ponca Chiefs Harry Bear, Standing Eagle, and White Buffalo went well. He also notes that Chief Harry Bear asked that his son be returned home due to his falling ill multiple times at Carlisle. Pratt notes that he approved the return home of the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Permission to Return Two Sioux Students Home
January 29, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt recommends returning two students from the Sioux Nation. The first is Lawrence due to ill health and the second is Philip Good Voice due to a request from his father and his current home sickness which may lead to poor health in the future.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Clarification Sought on Sending Children Home Early
February 15, 1881 - March 2, 1881

W. J. Cleveland writes to Richard Henry Pratt seeking clarification on the government's policy in regards to sending children home prior to their term of enrollment ending. Cleveland writes that since Spotted Tail was given permission to pay the expenses in returning his children home others...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Immediate Need to Send Home Lawrence
February 15, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt notes that their is an immediate need to return home Lawrence due to a decline in his health. If their proposed escort can not leave soon then Pratt advises having a conductor accompany Lawrence and Philip Good Voice. However, he needs authority to pay the expense.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Send Dora Brave Bull Home
February 25, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to send Dora home to the Rosebud Agency with Dr. Faulkner.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Send William Young Home
May 2, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt writes to seek the authority to send William Young, a member of the Nez Perce Nation, home before the expiration of his term due to illness.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Three Former Florida Prisoners Home
May 9, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt writes to seek authority to pay to send home three former prisoners who remained east for their education. The sponsor of Paul Zotom and David Oakerhater had them trained in agriculture as well as being ordained as deacons in the Episcopal Church while studying in Paris Hill...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letters Sent to Pratt from the Rosebud Agency Regarding Return of Children
May 23 - June 8, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs two letters he received from the Rosebud Agency. One concerns the deaths of Rosebud students while at Carlisle and the desire of the Rosebud Sioux Chiefs to educate their children closer to home. The second from Black Crow...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request Telegraph Authority to Return Eight Sick Students Home
June 7, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to return eight students home due to their health resulting from the measles and scarlet fever outbreaks. To allow them to travel more comfortably Pratt requests a response via telegraph in order to send them on a through car to Kansas City.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Send Gilbert and Norman Home
September 1, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for the expenses of returning to their homes Gilbert and Norman due to their poor health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requests Authority to Send James Home
September 1, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to send James, a member of the Sioux Nation, back to his home.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authority Sought to Return Duke to His Home
December 13, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to send Duke to his home at the Rosebud Agency at government expense due to his poor health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authority Sought in Approving Return of Lincoln
February 20, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authorization for his actions in allowing Lincoln to return with his father due to his health and covering the expense of the return trip.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Home Four Pine Ridge Students
March 21, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt seeks the authority to return home Horace, Rufus, Morgan, and Austin due to poor health from consumption and scrofula.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Permission Sought to Return Sick Children Home in April 1882
April 5, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests action on an earlier letter requesting permission to return four students home to the Pine Ridge Agency due to ill health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Mary Home
April 4, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return Mary, a member of the Sioux Nation, home to the Pine Ridge Agency due to ill health along with the party previously mentioned.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Send Irvine Home
April 17, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to send Irvine, a member of the Comanche Nation, home due to poor health. Pratt notes that Na as toe and Big Man are leaving for their Agency soon and can accompany Irvine home.

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

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