Student and Former Student Criticism of the School

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Pratt Responds to Complaints Made by Mary M. Kennedy
December 11, 1892 - April 1, 1893

Mary M. Kennedy provides Thomas J. Morgan two letters regarding claims made by students at Carlisle regarding their punishment over complaints that they are not receiving enough food to eat. She further states that Richard Henry Pratt punishes students when he hears they have written home complaining and to not show the letters to him.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Morgan Toprock Requests to Attend School Full Day or Return Home
December 21, 1892

Morgan Toprock requests from Thomas J. Morgan permission to attend school all day. Toprock notes that his request to Richard Henry Pratt was turned down. If he cannot attend full day school then he asks to return home after Christmas.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request for Morgan Toprock to Attend School All Day
December 29, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the request of Morgan Toprock forwarded by the Office of Indian Affairs to attend school for the entire day. Pratt notes that based on recommendations from Toprock's teachers it is not advisable to accommodate his request and that a note from the Office to make better use of his current opportunities would be…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Allen Responds to Student Complaints Against Disciplinarian
March 5, 1903

Edgar A. Allen responds to the complaints of John Susep and J. Frederick Nicholar against disciplinarian W. G. Thompson.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
William John Protests Punishment of Two Runaway Students
May 20, 1903 - June 9, 1903

Edgar A. Allen responds to a letter from William John regarding the punishment of two runaway students by whipping. John further requests to be released early from the Carlisle Indian School.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Return Home by James M. Parsons
December 14, 1907 - March 16, 1908

This material includes correspondence concerning the departure and request to return home of James M. Parsons. 

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Anonymous Complaint Against School Farmer
July 9, 1909

These materials include an anonymous letter, most likely written by a group of students, complaining about a recently hired farmer at the Carlisle Indian School and requesting an investigation. The letter specifically complains against his sanitation practices and tobacco usage.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint of Anna Bebeaux Regarding Hospital Conditions
November 18, 1910 - January 14, 1911

This material includes a complaint made by student Anna Bebeaux concerning poor conditions at the school hospital, and the results of an investigation into the matter by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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