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Request for Permission for Emergency Trip to Washington
March 3, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, stating that he is in Washington on an emergency trip to look after the best interests of the school. Pratt notes that the Congressional bill about the founding of the school is currently under debate, and requests permission to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Transportation of 11 Indians to Carlisle
March 29, 1880

A. J. Standing informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he's escorting 11 Indians to Carlisle and requests transportation for his party and himself.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
A. J. Standing's Report from his Trip to Indian Territory
April 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs A. J. Standing's report on his trip to Indian Territory in March 1880. Standing left on March 2nd accompanied by Pauskie (Comanche), White Bear and Cohoe (Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency), and Tonekeuh (Kiowa and Comanche Agency)....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Voucher Covering A. J. Standing's Expenses
April 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt transmits a copy of a voucher that covers all the items of expense from A. J. Standing's trip that Pratt paid for.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt's Request to Visit Washington, D. C.
May 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs if he can visit him in Washington, D. C. to discuss the Carlisle Indian School.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt's Request for Authority to Return to Carlisle from Washington, D.C.
May 12, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return to Carlisle from Washington, D.C.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Visit Factories with Students and Dakota Families
May 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $80 to transport students to the South Mountain to visit the iron works and paper mills and to have a picnic. Pratt would like to arrange this excursion when the Dakota chiefs and families are visiting.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Sioux Nation Students to be Returned
June 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of students to be returned home at the request of Sioux Chiefs to the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Allow a Party to Stay at School until Chiefs Arrive
June 19, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests returning party should remain at the Carlisle Indian School until the Sioux chiefs arrive. Pratt notes this will prolong their railroad tickets until the June 23rd.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
White Thunder's Desire to Marry his Sister-In-Law, a Student at the School
June 21, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs that White Thunder would like his sister-in-law as his second wife, but she is not interested. She is currently a student at the Carlisle Indian School, but there are reports of her mother dying. Before she leaves the school...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notification that Hart's Party has Left
June 22, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Acting Commissioner of Affairs E. J. Brooks that Hart's party left this afternoon.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Let Charles Oheltoint Go
June 25, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt tells Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. J. Brooks to let Charles Ohettoint go and that it won't disturb the Carlisle Indian School if the party returns.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Cover Traveling Expenses from a Trip Home from New York
July 29, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to cover his traveling expenses from his trip to New York to show the Carlisle Indian School's manufactured goods.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Visit Philadelphia and Washington, D. C.
September 8, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt asks Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. M. Marble for permission to accompany a party to Philadelphia and Washington, D. C. on business related to the Carlisle Indian School.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Cover Traveling Expenses of a Cheyenne and Arapaho Party
September 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs authorize Agent Miles' expenses incurred while transporting a party of six Cheyenne and Arapaho chiefs and their children as well as Daniel Tucker from the Carlisle Indian School to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Tucker and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recruiting Students in the Sisseton, Green Bay, and Lapointe Agencies
October 14, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he will be absent from the school from October 14 to November 6, 1880 to recruit students from the Sisseton, Green Bay, and La Pointe agencies. While absent, Alfred John Standing will serve as Acting Superintendent.

Note...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Transportation for Pratt, Assistant, and 25 New Students to Carlisle
October 28, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests transportation for himself, an assistant, and 25 students from Milwaukee to Carlisle.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Enrolling Cheyenne and Arapaho Students
November 14, 1880

John D. Miles, Agent for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency, tells Richard Henry Pratt that his agency gave students cattle to take care of over vacation. As students did not know about the money and effort involved in caring for the animals, Miles relays a suggestion from John Holmes Seger (from...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Claim for Traveling Expenses while Transporting Southwestern Indian Students
November 29, 1880 - December 21, 1880

Second Auditor O. Ferriss allows Sheldon Jackson's claims for $197.97 and $23.90 for travel expenses incurred while transporting Indian students from New Mexico to the Carlisle Indian School in the Summer of 1880. Jackson encloses the claim to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and asks him to...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Visit Washington to Discuss the need for a School Farm
December 1, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to visit Washington, D.C. to discuss the need for a school farm. He also requests to visit New York to purchase an addition to their cooking range and material to manufacture clothing and to meet with Frank D. Karr to discuss the Carlisle Indian School's manufactured...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Ponca Delegation to Visit
December 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests that the Ponca delegation stops at the Carlisle Indian School to see their students on their way to Washington, D.C. Pratt states that White Eagle's son is at the school, and if White Eagle would like to bring him along to D.C., he should be allowed.

Note:...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Faulkner's Request for Funds while Snow Bound
March 4, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of a telegram he received from Dr. Faulkner in Prairie du Chien. Faulkner states that he is snow bound and requests funds.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests to Visit D.C. to Discuss Farm Matters
January 22, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to visit Washington D.C. to discuss farming at the Carlisle Indian School.

A note from Hiram Price recommends that Pratt's request be approved by the Secretary of the Interior.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Funds to Send Students to Indian Service Positions be Refunded
December 8, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests that funds expended from the Carlisle Indian School appropriation to send three students to take positions in the Indian Service at the Navajo Agency be refunded from another fund.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry into Number of Children to Met Carlisle Agent
January 16, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt inquires of the Office of Indian Affairs how many children will from Arkansas City will join Carlisle Indian School Agent and school physician Obadiah G. Given.

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

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