Charles H. Potter, the U.S. Indian Agent for the Omaha and Winnebago Agency, forwards a list of names for appointment to the Industrial Boarding School at the Winnebago Agency.
Student Job Recommendations
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from George W. Scott, Superintendent of the Fort Stevenson, who had requested Pratt recommend a student to oversee the newly created harness shop at the Fort Stevenson School. Pratt responds that he does not believe that the Carlisle Indian School provides sufficient training to allow for students to…
The U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Agency requests from Richard Henry Pratt that Benjamin Damon a student at the Carlisle Indian School be employed a position as an interpreter at the Agency.
Pratt forwards the letter to the Office of Indian Affairs noting that Damon is competent in English and would quickly regain his ability to speak…
Richard Henry Pratt recommends Howard Logan, a student at the Carlisle Indian School, for a position as a teacher at the Navajo Agency for one year. Pratt notes that Logan needs to go West for his health and this opportunity also allows him the change to earn money to pay for college.
Richard Henry Pratt provides a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on Frank Conroy upon his application for a position as a blacksmith in the Indian Service.
Richard Henry Pratt asks for information regarding Howard Logan. Pratt notes that Logan has been waiting for orders from Professor Rich to join him at Fort McDowell. Pratt indicates that Logan needs to be transferred due to his health and that he is a bright individual.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter to the Office of Indian Affairs' he wrote to W. F. Canfield, Superintendent of the Fort Totten Training School, regarding his opinion on filling teaching positions with former students.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from Lieutenant McAnaney in reference to vacancies at the Fort Belknap school. Pratt states that he did not mean to give a strong endorsement for a cook position for Lucy Enter Lodge and instead recommends Rosalie Ereaux. In addition, he discusses the charge that no one from the Fort Belknap Agency has…
Richard Henry Pratt encloses correspondence regarding the employment of Stailey Norcross as a tailor at the Navajo Agency.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter apprarently asking if any of the current Carlisle School band members would be suitable as a band leader elsewhere. Pratt notes that he has a number of students who would make good band leaders but none would be good teachers. He further notes that the band members all seem…
Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter from W. N. Hailmann which apparently asked for recommendations for Carlisle students to fill teaching positions. Pratt recommends and discusses the qualifications of Julia Elmore, Adelia Lowe, and Henrietta Fremont. In addition, Pratt includes certifications of graduation for Elmore and Lowe.
Richard Henry Pratt requests that Annie Lockwood be given the position of Assistant Matron at the Keams Canyon School and provides information about her enrollment at Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt provides a report on Levi St. Cyr, Calls Horse Looking, and Mark Penoi to W. N. Hailmann.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Lena McCoonse is too ill to travel and instead recommends Edward Pensoneau for Kickapoo interpreter.
Alfred John Standing responds to a letter from W. N. Hailmann regarding Clarence White Thunder.
Alfred John Standing provides a recommendation for Samuel Dion and Thomas Black Bear to W. N. Hailmann.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a request from W. N. Hailmann regarding the qualifications of former student William Sherrill for a position in the Indian Service.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a request from W. N. Hailmann by providing a recommendation from himself and O. H. Bakeless on Frank Jones.
Richard Henry Pratt provides information and recommendation regarding former student William F. Campbell being hired to look after the legal affairs of the Chippewa Nation.
Richard H. Pratt recommends that former student Mark Wolfe (Cherokee) be appointed as an industrial teacher in the Indian Service. Pratt forwards Wolf's application to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, endorses them in his cover letter, and includes a transcription of Wolf's degree.
Richard H. Pratt recommends that former student Ella Rikert (Arikaree) be appointed "no higher" than an assistant matron in the Indian Service at South Dakota. Pratt and Assistant Superintendent A. J. Standing forwards Rikert's application to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
Pratt also informs the Commissioner that Rikert is currently…
Richard Henry Pratt replies to W. N. Hailmann regarding former student Brigman Cornelius and his suitability for a position as a teacher.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter by providing background and a recommendation for Laura Toneadlemah (Laura Doanmoe) and Delos Lone Wolf for positions in the Indian Service.
Richard H. Pratt recommends that former student Lizzie Hill be appointed as an assistant matron in the Indian Service. Pratt and Assistant Superintendent A. J. Standing forwards Hill's application along with references from chief matron L. R. Shaffner, Hill's outing host, Elizabeth D. Edge, and Pratt himself.
Richard H. Pratt recommends that former student Ellen Thomas be appointed as an assistant teacher in the Indian Service. Pratt forwards Thomas' application along with a reference from L. Ruth Shaffner and a certification of her graduation from Carlisle.