Sioux Commission of 1888

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 11)
October 26, 1888

The first page opens with an untitled poem. The next article titled “Peter Powlass,” contains a letter with news about events at the Oneida, Wisconsin Reservation written by former student, Peter Powlass. It is followed by “U.S. Congress,” that reported the schedule of the Fiftieth Congress....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 12)
November 2, 1888

The first page opened with the poem, “Little Helpers,” reprinted from the Sunday School Times. Next came a piece titled “Environment,” the answer to the previously posted word story, followed by “No Time to Read?” about the importance of reading which continued on the fourth page. Page...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 9)
October 12, 1888

The first page opened with an untitled poem, with the first line “God Wants the Boys,” followed by anonymous advice “Be Inventive.” Next came two columns, “Girls Read This,” an exercise for good posture and “Boys Read This,” an exercise for good behavior. The news items on page two gave reports...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Sioux Commission Authorization for Travel to Washington D.C.
October 3, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt, head of the Sioux Commission, informs the Secretary Interior that Agents should be notified they are authorized to bring themselves, interpreters, and Indians to Washington D.C. The Sioux Commission will pay for transportation.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sioux Commission Unexpended Balance
February 9, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt as the head of the Sioux Commission provides the Treasury Department with the unexpended balance due to negotiations with the Sioux.

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Board Sioux Delegation During Visit to Washington D.C.
December 11, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Louise M. Beveridge requesting Pratt to have the Office of Indian Affairs board the Sioux Delegation with her.

Pratt in forwarding the letter notes that he quartered a part of the Sioux Delegation with her previously and that her entertainment...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Articles by Elaine Goodale and a Response by Richard Henry Pratt
April 1890 - July 9, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt forwards two articles by Elaine Goodale, Supervisor of Education among the Sioux, to Thomas J. Morgan. Pratt comments that Goodale fought the work of the Sioux Commission and is also opposed to off reservation schools as they deprive parents of a say in their children's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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