Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for the expenses of all students whose terms of enrollment expire and ill health during the remainder of the 1883 fiscal year.
Students Returning Home
Richard Henry Pratt makes the recommendation to the Office of Indian Affairs of keeping students whose terms are set to expire through the end of the school term in June.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return to their homes an additional 20 students above the appropriation provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs on October 1, 1884.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from H. J. Armstrong, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, regarding a promise that Armstrong made that students sent to Carlisle could return after two years and not three years. Armstrong believes that if any student wishes to return then his promise should be honored.
Pratt notes that all of…
Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return 48 students of the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that of those being returned 23 students are being sent home due to the expiration of their terms and 25 for various reasons. In addition, he requests permission to bring to Carlisle 70 students.
Richard Henry Pratt requests to allow Amos Lone Hill to purchase a spring wagon he made himself at the Carlisle Indian School at a discount along with a commendation from the Office of Indian Affairs as an incentive.
Authority sought by Richard Henry Pratt to cover expenses in returning Joseph Roubidoux to his home due to his mother's failing health.
Richard Henry Pratt recommends returning De Bett Cheyenne Chief to his home based on a letter from the U.S. Indian Agent at the Cheyenne Agency. Due to Cheyenne Chief's health Pratt recommends sending Kise Williams with him while also noting that Williams is the best harness maker the school has produced and would do well at the agency if able…
Richard Henry Pratt provides the Office of Indian Affairs with a list of students whose terms of enrollment are set to expire or for other reasons and requests authority to return them to their homes.
Reply to Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the ages of outgoing pupils.
Richard Henry Pratt notes that he postponed the departure of students to their homes due to not having time to notify the agents to meet the students on their arrival. As a result he delayed the trip and met with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Agent to make the arrangements which should be complete in a couple of days.
Richard Henry Pratt requests transportation to send Joseph Hamilton, a member of the Omaha Nation, from Carlisle to Bancroft, Nebraska.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for the transportation of Harriet Mary, a member of the Nez Perce Nation, whose term of enrollment has expired and whose mother is requesting her return home. Pratt notes that the Nez Perce Agent Charles E. Montieth recommends the new Agent for the Nez Perce Agency accompany her on her trip home.…
Richard Henry Pratt writes that it will be difficult to send Harriet Mary Elder (here Harriet Mary Boston) to the Agency he will see gets to the Agency.
Richard Henry Pratt seeks an answer to his request for transportation for Tom Torlino to travel back to his home.
Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority in his return of Lena Black Bear and Minnie Yellow Bear. In addition he notes that he has delayed sending Thomas Kester home due to his coming down with a case of the mumps.
Richard Henry Pratt provides an explanatory letter for the descriptive list of pupils forwarded to Caldwell, Kansas in March 1887 in addition to one pupil sent to Dakota City, Nebraska and one sent to Arkansas City.
On the advice of school physician, Obadiah G. Given, Richard Henry Pratt recommends the immediate return to their homes of Esther and Louisa Metoxen.
These materials include a cover letter and Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding the discharge of sisters Esther and Louisa Metoxen from the Carlisle Indian School and their transfer to their home in the Green Bay Agency of Wisconsin.
Richard Henry Pratt provides an explanatory letter for the descriptive list of pupils forwarded to sent to Arkansas City in March 1887.
Richard Henry Pratt provides the Office of Indian Affairs with a list of 80 students to return to their homes due to expiration of their terms and sickness. Pratt also details the travel arrangements for travel to the various agencies and locations. He also notes that 68 pupils whose terms have expired have elected to remain at the school.
Richard Henry Pratt details finances to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding returning students to their homes.
Richard Henry Pratt requests instructions in the case of Benjamin M. Thomas who desires to remain at Carlisle to learn the printing trade. However, the Governor of the Pueblo village where his father is from has requested his return on his father's behalf. Thomas has said he has written his father but has not heard back.
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 inquires of the Office of Indian Affairs if their letter regarding Hartley Ridge Bear provides him authority to cover transportation for Ridge Bear from Carlisle to the Cheyenne Agency.