An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1894, containing the Fifteenth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a table of the school's population, as well as…
School Band Performances
An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1901, containing the Twenty-Second Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a school population table and discussions of…
Richard Henry Pratt addresses the Office of Indian Affairs regarding discussions he has had with A. Loudon Snowden, the Marshall in charge of the Centennial Celebration of the Constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, regarding having students from the Carlisle Indian School in the parade as well as various individuals from the Western…
Chauncey F. Black requests the participation of students from the Carlisle Indian School and the Carlisle School Band to participate in the Centennial Celebration being held in York, Pennsylvania. Black notes that the committee in charge of the celebration will furnish transportation for the students to participate.
Ricahrd H. Pratt writes to Thomas J. Morgan, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, about plans for having the Carlisle Indian School Band perform in the inaugural parade to open the Chicago World's Fair and Columbian Exposition, planned for October 1892.
Thomas A. Mextoxen inquires from Thomas J. Morgan why he is being forced to remain at the Carlisle Indian School despite graduating in February. Metoxen has discussed this with Pratt and is under the impression Pratt means to keep him there in order to perform with the band in Chicago. Metoxen states he is working full time now but for little…
Richard Henry Pratt responds to Thomas Metoxen's request to either be sent home or receive additional pay to remain at Carlisle. Pratt notes that Metoxen choose to stay as part of the band when asked (in order to travel to and perform in Chicago) and that the possibility for increased pay depending on the appropriation. However, at the moment…
Richard Henry Pratt provides the general outline of the field trip to the Chicago World's Fair and Columbian Exposition for 420 students and 35 employees of the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt requests approval for 70 students to visit Washington D.C. to perform for Congress and other Government Officials in addition to taking the students to other cities.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to bring members of the Carlisle Indian School battalion and band participate in the 1897 inaugural parade.
Richard Henry Pratt proposes having Dennison Wheelock sent to Western Schools to recruit band members to perform at the Paris Exposition.
Eugene Mead, Superintendent of the Carson Indian School, informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Dennison Wheelock has selected ten members of the school's band to transfer to the Carlisle Indian School in order to participate in the Paris Exposition.
Program listing for the 1900 commencement exercises of the Carlisle Indian School. The program lists student performances, school colors, the names of graduating students along with the words to the school song, "Comrades All."
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Pan-American Exposition desires to have the Carlisle Indian School Band for four weeks in July and August and are willing to pay expenses. In addition the band and a corps of cadets has been invited to participate in the Inaugural Parade.
Alfred John Standing requests authority to purchase band caps for the Carlisle Indian School band for the 1901 inaugural parade.
Program listing for the 1901 commencement exercises of the Carlisle Indian School. The program lists student performances, school colors, the names of graduating students along with the lyrics to "Song of the Flag."
Program of the Carlisle Indian School Commencement for 1903. The program includes the names of the graduating class of 1903 along with a photo. Additional information includes the commencement schedule; history, purpose, and statistical information of the school; and the words of the evening song. In addition, a separate schedule for the week…
Program for the 1906 commencement exercises of the Carlisle Indian School. The program includes student performances, the names and image of the graduating class and students who were awarded industrial certificates, the class motto and colors. In addition, the program includes a number of images related to the Carlisle Indian School.
Harold A. Loring, Supervisor of Native Music, requests the Commissioner of Indian Affairs responds to two complaints made by Carlisle Indian School bandleader C. M. Stauffer related to Stauffer not receiving credit in various publications.
Program of the four days of graduation exercises of the Carlisle Indian School, including the names of the 1907 graduating class and those receiving industrial certificates. Also includes various images associated with the school and the lyrics of the school song.
Note: The student Carl Silk is also known as Carl Sylvester.
These materials include correspondence and a draft of Superintendent Friedman's 30th Annual Report for the Carlisle Indian School, reflecting the period ending July 31, 1909. Friedman forwarded the draft to a Bureau official, along with information on how to have news published in Carlisle's student newspaper. The annual report includes…
Program for a concert given by the Carlisle Indian School on January 19, 1910 and a poster for a concert on February 2, 1910. The reverse of the program contains the lyrics of the band song.
Schedule for the 1910 graduation exercises of the Carlisle Indian School.
Secretary R. A. Ballinger informs Senator N. B. Scott that, if the Shenandoah Tribe would like to have the Carlisle Indian School Band perform on July 4 for them, he should write to the school's superintendent.
Program for the graduation exercises of the Carlisle Indian School. Includes schedules for various items, the names of the graduating class and those receiving industrial certificates, and images associated with the school.