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Pratt Details Finances for Returning Students to Their Homes
June 4, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt details finances to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding returning students to their homes.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Seeks Instructions in the Case of Benjamin M. Thomas
June 4, 1887

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...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request from Navajo Agency to Employ Benjamin Damon as Interpreter
August 23, 1887 - September 3, 1887

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...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry into Authority to Cover Transportation for Hartley Ridge Bear
March 1, 1888

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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office of Upcoming Student Departures
March 13, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that 101 pupils are due to be returned to their homes after having spent five years at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt digresses from his request to cover transportation for these pupils by discussing the fact that he feels their futures...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Change in Plans for Returning Two Students
March 23, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Henry Outa is too weak to travel to his home. Instead his ticket is being used to return Harry Raven.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Cover Letter Forwarding Descriptive List of Students for March 23, 1888
March 24, 1888

Cover letter forwarding descriptive statement of students who arrived from De Pere, Wisconsin on March 23, 1888 and those who departed for the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency and the San Carlos Agency.

Note: The descriptive statement itself was missing.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Informs Office Safe to Return Two Students to Pine Ridge
May 21, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the school physician has declared it safe to return two girls from Pine Ridge with an escort.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Students to be Returned to their Homes for June 1888
June 22, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of the Indian Affairs of the 60 students who are entitled to return to their home at the end of the school term due to the expiration of their enrollment or sickness.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Expresses Frustration with Office of Indian Affairs Over Transportation
July 5, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Office of Indian Affairs of the delay in returning students to their homes due to a lack of communication between the Office and the Passenger Agent. The Passenger Agent informed Pratt that he only just learned that his bid was accepted but he does not have...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Office Letter on the Return of Three Students
July 19, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the return of Hartley Ridge Bear and Harry Raven. Pratt further notes that the ticket for Henry Outa to return to Purcell, Oklahoma was not used due to Outa being too weak to travel when the authorization was received...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Charles Wheelock Requests to be Returned Home
March 7, 1889 - March 22, 1889

Charles D. Wheelock informs Richard Henry Pratt that his father is retiring as a farmer and has offered him the option to take over his farm. Wheelock notes that to accept would require him to leave Carlisle early. Pratt in forwarding the letter to the Office of Indian Affairs notes that...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Elliott, William Short Nose, and Robert Left Hand
April 3, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return Elliott, William Short Nose, and Robert Left Hand to their homes due to their ill health. Pratt further requests transportation to various locations for the three students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Louisa Schanandore and Jemima Wheelock
May 10, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests to return Louise Schanandore (here Louisa Schanandore) on the advice of the acting physician due to ill health. Pratt notes that she can be escorted by Jemima Wheelock whose term of enrollment has ended.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Encourage San Carlos Apache Students to Remain at Carlisle
May 30, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt reports that 35 San Carlos Apache students are eligible to return to their homes due to the expiration of their terms. Six of the students have elected to remain an additional year but Pratt notes that many more should remain and likely would with the encouragement from the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Nine Apache Students Sent to Mount Vernon Barracks
June 1, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that a group of Apache students left Carlisle for the Mount Vernon on May 30, 1889. In addition, he felt it important to increase the size of the party to nine students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Using Extra Appropriation to Recruit Students in Michigan
June 1, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to use the extra $500 remaining in his appropriation for sending Alfred John Standing and a female assistant to recruit students in Michigan.

Pratt also notes that a former student who could have served this role returned home in order to look out...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Students to be Returned to their Homes for June 1889
June 10, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of students to be returned to their homes due to various reasons along with various escorts.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
John Elm Makes Inquiry into Responsibility for his Return Home
July 15, 1889

John Elm writes to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the arrangements surrounding his return home. Elm states that because he signed the employee list he was ineligible to be returned to his home at Government expense according to Richard Henry Pratt. Elm inquires if this is right because...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Secretary of War Informs Interior Regarding Return of Apache Students
September 23, 1889

Redfield Proctor, Secretary of War, informs the Secretary of the Interior that the Major General Commanding the Army has issued orders to the Commander of the Mount Vernon Barracks to receive any members of the Apache Nation currently at the Carlisle Indian School who are returned from Carlisle...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Responds to Order to Return Edward Star
May 30, 1890

Alfred John Standing responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter concerning the order to return Edward Star to the Pine Ridge Agency.

Note: Edward Star was also known as Edward Kills Hard.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests to Use Treaty Funds to Return Big Hail and Theron Lears
July 1, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt requests to use the Montana Treaty Funds to pay for the return of Big Hail and Theron Lears to their homes.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Authority to Return Pupils in June 1890
July 1, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding authority to transfer pupils to their homes. Pratt notes that it was best to return the students at once and he therefore sent the students under escort. Pratt ends by writing that the amount placed to his credit just...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Need to Return Students and Bring in New Class
July 15, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to send home students who were entitled to return at the end of June as well as bring in students before the beginning of the new school year. Pratt notes that 100 students are to be returned with 150 students set to come in under Office orders. Pratt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry into Whether Recommendation of Howard Logan is Approved
February 16, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt seeks information on whether Professor Rich's recommendation of Howard Logan is approved. Pratt notes that Logan wants to know before starting.

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

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