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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.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Recruit 25 Cheyenne and Arapaho Students
June 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that the Cheyenne & Arapaho Agent John D. Miles would like to send 25 students from his agency to the Carlisle Indian School. Miles added that he'd like several chiefs, including Northern Cheyenne Chief Little Chief...

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.

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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.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Decision to Fire School Physician Dr. J. S. Bender
September 4, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs school physician Dr. J. S. Bender that he will be fired at the end of the month unless he quits sooner. Pratt provides multiple reasons for his decision, including that almost every student sent to the school hospital dies or is sent home and that Bender did not...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Information on the Civilization Fund
November 16, 1880

E. Hind states that he recently visited the Carlisle Indian School and was very impressed by the work being done there. He asks for information on how the school pays its expenses and for specific details on the Civilization Fund.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plan for College and University Presidents to visit the Carlisle Indian School
November 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz that the presidents of Amherst, Yale, Johns Hopkins, and Rochester universities are all invited and will visit the Carlisle Indian School near the end of December.

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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.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return Home of High Bear Jr.
January 1, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt reports that the visit of Ponca Chiefs Harry Bear, Standing Eagle, and White Buffalo went well. He also notes that Chief Harry Bear asked that his son be returned home due to his falling ill multiple times at Carlisle. Pratt notes that he approved the return home of the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Cook Requests to Visit Carlisle School
May 23, 1881

John Cook, a U.S. Indian Agent writes on behalf of Cook, a member of the Sioux Nation, to visit the Carlisle Indian School at his own expense.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Kihega Requests Funds to Visit Carlisle
July 28, 1881

Kihega, a chief of the Iowa Nation, requests funds to allow him, his wife, and an interpreter to visit the Carlisle Indian School to see their children through the U.S. Indian Agent at the Great Nemaha Agency, A. Brosius.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request of Pueblo Indians to Visit Carlisle and Washington
August 17, 1881

Benjamin M. Thomas, U.S. Indian Agent for the Pueblo Indian Agency, requests on behalf of the Pueblo Nation to take a delegation of eight individuals to visit their children at Carlisle and also to visit Washington D.C. Thomas also requests authority to bring two students to replace a Pueblo...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry into Number of Visitors to Expect at Carlisle
August 22, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt inquires into the number of visitors to expect from the delegation currently in Washington D.C. He also suggests that the delegation along with their children take a picnic to Luray Caverns in Virginia.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Petition of Teodosio Duran and Juan Cristobal to Visit Carlisle
September 12-15, 1881

Benjamin M. Thomas, U.S. Indian Agent at the Pueblo Agency, forwards a petition from Juan Cristobal and Teodosio Duran to visit their children at Carlisle. They note they were the principal supporters of sending students to Carlisle and as a result have been persecuted by others. By visiting and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Bring Northern Arapaho Chiefs to Carlisle
November 24, 1881

Charles Hatton, U.S. Indian Agent for the Northern Arapaho Agency, seeks authority to bring five Northern Arapaho Chiefs to Carlisle and Washington D.C. to visit their children. The Chiefs were promised when they sent their children that they would be allowed to visit and are seeking to have...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
B. C. Hobbs Asks for Introductory Letter to Visit Carlisle
January 16, 1882

B. C. Hobbs requests an introductory letter to visit the Carlisle Indian School in order to provide specific points during Congressional testimony in support of funding for Industrial Schools and other work.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
American Horse Requests Permission to Visit Carlisle
March 17, 1882 - March 28, 1882

American Horse asks Richard Henry Pratt if he may come to Carlisle to visit his children attending the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he believes American Horse coming to Carlisle would help keep his children in school for another two years and he...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Bear Visit to Carlisle and Remarks on Returning Children
May 17, 1882 - May 19, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Standing Bear after his arrival at the Carlisle Indian School. In the letter Pratt notes that Standing Bear believes that the school should return the children for the summer but that many of the younger ones are likely to be back in the fall. He also...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Two Crows and La Flesche Request to Visit Carlisle
June 22, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt notes that Two Crows and La Flesche have requested to visit the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt writes that any time is satisfactory for Carlisle that suits Two Crows, La Flesche, and the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Pawnee Chiefs to Travel East
January 17, 1884 - January 28, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Baptiste Bayhylle and Ralph J. Weeks regarding a request from a Pawnee Chiefs to visit Carlisle. Pratt provides some context to their request including the fact that many served as scouts during the war with the Cheyenne, Kiowas, and Comanches. He...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Cheyenne Agency Request to Visit the Carlisle Indian School
September 22, 1884

Request from the Cheyenne Agency for 80 children as well as 10 chiefs and police to visit the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Ticket for Miles to Visit the Carlisle Indian School
September 23, 1884

Alfred John Standing informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has provided a ticket for Miles, a Hampton Institute student, to visit the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Two Strike and Cook to Visit Carlisle Indian School
October 23, 1884

James G. Wright, U.S. Indian Agent for the Rosebud Agency, requests instructions for allowing Cook and Two Strike to visit their children at the Genoa and Carlisle Indian Schools. Both propose to pay their way and a note attached to the letter indicates there is no objection as long as Pratt...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Allow Four Chiefs and Their Wives to Visit Carlisle
November 4, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to allow two Arapaho Chiefs, Powder Face and Left Hand, as well as their wives to visit the Carlisle Indian School in the hopes of making it easier to allow families to send girls to the school by having women visit. In addition, Pratt proposes allowing...

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

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