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Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1881
1881

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1881, containing the second annual report of the Carlisle Indian School. The lengthy report includes discussions of curriculum, student recruitment, the school's...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1882
1882

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1882, containing the annual report of the Carlisle Indian School. The report includes discussions of school enrollment, experiences of students on outing and outing...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1884
1884

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1884, containing the annual report of the Carlisle Indian School. The report includes discussions of enrollment statistics, transfers, educational and industrial...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Pratt Responds to Letter Regarding Paying Students
February 18, 1886 - February 6, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the pay of students for apprentice work. Pratt provides the history of paying students at Carlisle and the justification for such payments. Also included is a copy of a letter written to a previous Commissioner of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
System of Savings for Carlisle Indian School Students
December 16, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter which enclosed a letter from W. B. Backus, Superintendent of the Genoa School, in reference to a system of savings for students. Pratt notes that he believes he fills the place of a parent for the students at the Carlisle Indian...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Office Letter Regarding Lawrence Smith's Request
February 10, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter as well as returns a letter from Lawrence Smith to the Office. Pratt notes that in his judgement it would be better to leave Smith's money in the Treasury until the end of the schooling. Further stating that Smith can earn all...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request to Return Festus Pelone
December 15, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a request to be returned home by Festus Pelone. Pratt includes a copy of Pelone's record while at Carlisle and notes that his punishment of being on no pay is deserved and that his record means that Pratt would be...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Students Labor Over Summer of 1905
July 3, 1905

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay $3,000 for student labor over the summer at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Authority to Pay Student Labor In Fiscal Year 1907
July 2, 1906

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay student labor over the summer in lieu of them earning wages over the summer on outing.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds to Pay Irregular Student Labor
September 8, 1915

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps requests to spend $500 from the "Indian School, Carlisle, Pa., 1918" account to pay students for irregular labor on the school farms and gardens.

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Four Male Students Sent to Summer Camp to be Waiters and Play Baseball
May 2 - July 21, 1916

Rabbi Abraham S. Anspacher, who conducts Kamp Kewamee in Lackawanna County in Pennsylvania, requests to employ four Carlisle Indian School students at the camp to be waiters and play baseball at the camp. Treasury Department Collector of Customs Dudley Field Malone vouches for Anspacher....

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