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School News (Vol. 1, No. 3)
August 1880

An excursion to Warm Spring opened this edition, titled “The Camp at the Warm Springs” by John Downing (Cherokee). They hiked all day until they reached the Springs, picking black berries along the way and at one point believing they had gotten lost. This proceeded an editorial on the benefits...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 1)
August 17, 1888

The first page opened with the poem, “What the Flowers Said,” followed by an article reprinted from The Baltimorean, titled "Men Who Were Laughed At,” about how technologies were first spurned. Page two featured several news reports about the band, outing experiences, news from the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 3)
August 31, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, “Good Advice,” followed by a fictional account of a conversation titled “Two Carlisle Boys at Pine Ridge Talk Over the Sioux Bill,” in which two former students, Zack and Tim, discuss the merits of signing the Severalty Act which had been presented to the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Request to Purchase Tents for Summer Camp
June 14, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to purchase 20 standard tents and 2 hospital tents. Pratt wants the tents because he intends to form two detachments of boys and one detachment of girls and send them to camp in the mountains near the school for a period of three weeks each.

Note: This item...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Commissioner to Reconsider Declining the Purchase of Tents
June 20, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. J. Brooks regarding Brooks' decision to not allow Pratt to purchase tents or take his students to camp in the mountains over the summer. Pratt tells Brooks that he had already discussed the plan with Commissioner R. E....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Question regarding Authority to Purchase Tents
August 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt inquires if he has authority to purchase tents as he informs the Office of Indian Affairs he has not received a letter confirming their telegram of June 24, 1880.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Tents for Mountain Camp
July 14, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase additional tents for the Carlisle Indian School vacation and sanitary camp in the mountains.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Further Justification for Tents for School Summer Camp
July 29, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt provides additional justification for his request to purchase additional tents for the summer vacation camp. Pratt notes that he sends students to the camp who are often just arrived and have yet acquired the education to be sent on outing. He further documents camp life...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Hampton Institute and the Carlisle Indian School
April 28, 1886 - January 11, 1888

T. S. Childs makes a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on Carlisle Indian School and the Indian Training School at the Hampton Institute. Childs report was prompted by complaints made against the Hampton Institute related to the health and discipline of students. Childs report focuses...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Take Students to Pine Grove Furnace
August 22, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to take students on a summer outing at the Pine Grove Furnace.

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