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Pratt Responds to Request for Return of Jemison Scanadore
March 3, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the request of Joseph Scanadore for the return of his son Jemison Scanadore. Pratt provides Jemison's history at the Carlisle Indian School since his transfer from Martinsburg and ends by noting that he ran away from the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Joseph Scanadore Requests Pratt Remit Son's Bank Account to Him
April 6, 1891 - June 10, 1891

Joseph Scanadore requests the Office of Indian Affairs instruct Richard Henry Pratt to remit him the remaining money held in his son Jemison's account at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Commission a Deputy to Halt the Sale of Liquor
August 31, 1914

Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt informs Chief Special officer Henry A. Larson that Carlisle Indian School Supervisor Lipps would like to commissioner Laborer Edward Corbett as a Deputy. Lipps would like Corbett to be a deputy tasked with suppressing the sale of liquor to Indian students in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Memorandum Regarding School Policy Reforms
March 26, 1915

These materials include a memorandum about reforms made to Carlisle Indian School policies by Supervisor Oscar Hiram Lipps in response to a 1914 Congressional investigation. The outlined reforms included curtailing the Outing Program, changing the courses of study, standardizing disciplinary...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Male Students Drinking and Spending Time with Carlisle Women
May 12, 1915

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells forwards a newspaper article about behavior of the school's male students with alcohol and local women to Oscar Lipps and asks for his reponse. 

In his reply Lipps disputes some of the article's specific charges but says in general it is accurate...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Denial of Claim to Pay Detective Investigating Sale of Liquor to Students
July 11 - September 1, 1916

Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps forwards a letter from attorney Addison M. Bowman and communication from Glenn S. Warner relative to a $53.75 claim from detective George W. Shuler, who was hired to investigate the illegal sale of liquor to students at the Carlisle Indian School. Assistant...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Indictment of Stephen E. Kelly for Sale of Liquor to Indians
November 27, 1917 - March 27, 1918

These materials include correspondence regarding the indictment of Philadelphia bartender Stephen E. Kelly for selling liquor to four Carlisle Indian School students. The students, in Philadelphia for a game against the University of Pennsylvania, were disciplined by the school when they were...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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