Sending Students Home Due to Illness

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School Physician's Belief that Eight 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 remarks that he wishes nations would not send…

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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 visiting the school, returns to the agency. Kills…

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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 Niel (Arapaho), Fanny (Kiowa), and Charles Bear.…

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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 transfer. Pratt adds that the Carlisle Indian School…

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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 at home. The second is the son of the late Cheyenne…

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Issues with Two New Students that are Former Florida Prisoners
December 3, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he's received the two new students from Bishop Huntingdon. He sent the first one home almost immediately due to poor health, but the second one was fine, and he receives quarterly payments from a patron on the student's behalf. He asks if the quarterly payments should be placed…

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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 student despite his condition improving following…

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Report of Medical Examination of Newly-Arrived Creek Students
January 26, 1881 - January 27, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a report on the health of the newly arrived Creek students from the school physician C. H. Hepburn. Hepburn indicates four students who have been physically affected by previous illness and comments on the age of the children as compared to the age they provided (noting he believes several of the girls are older…

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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.

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Immediate Need to Send Home Lawrence
February 15, 1881

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

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Indian Office Arrange Transportation for Return of Sioux Students
February 24, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt suggests that the Indian Office arrange transportation for Lawrence and Philip Good Voice to return home under the care of Dr. Faulkner. He notes that he has not been provided orders Sioux City and Pacific Rail Road which is subsidized.

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Pratt Requests Authority to Send Dora, Daughter of Brave Bull, Home
February 25, 1881

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

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Dr. Faulkner Reports Arrival at Yankton Agency
March 23, 1881

Dr. W. H. Faulkner reports that he has arrived at the Yankton Agency returning both Charley Mills and Daniel Mandan along with the body of Lawrence. He ends his report that he will continue to Rosebud in order to deliver Philip Good Voice home.

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Notice of Sending Curtis and Roman Nose Home
March 24, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that due to Curtits' bad health, he has sent Curtis home with Roman Nose as a guardian, rather than wait for Bear's Heart to accompany him. Roman Nose was requested to return home by the Indian Agent L. J. Miles.

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Request to Send Home William Young
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.

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Request Telegraph Authority to Return Eight Sick Students Home
June 7, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to return eight students home due to measles and scarlet fever outbreaks. To allow them to travel more comfortably, Pratt requests a response via telegraph allowing him to send them on a through car to Kansas City.

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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.

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Authority Sought to Return Duke to His Home
December 13, 1881

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

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Unaccounted Expenses from Dr. Faulkner
January 16, 1882 - May 6, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt relays a copy of the last message he received from former Carlisle Indian School physician Dr. W. H. Faulkner regarding expenses accrued by Dr. Faulkner while returning two students to their homes at the Rosebud Agency. Due to delays Dr. Faulkner was stuck at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin where one student died. Pratt notes…

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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.

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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.

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Pratt Policy of Returning Sick Students
March 24, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Department of Indian Affairs letter concerning the failure to return sick students back to their homes before their deaths. Pratt details two cases where students were too ill to be sent back to their homes. He further states that the initial students from the Osage Agency be returned at the end of the school…

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Permission Sought to Return Sick Students 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.

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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.

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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.

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