1883

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Exchanging Students with the Lincoln Institute
June 21, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter received from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding small girls to be sent to the Lincoln Institute in Philadelphia. Pratt notes that he would be willing to send a number of young girls at Carlisle to be sent to the Lincoln Institute along with young boys...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment of the Superintendent of the Fort Stevenson Indian School
June 25, 1883 - July 3, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from C. L. Hall regarding the appointment of the Superintendent of the Fort Stevenson Indian School. Pratt notes that he agrees with Hall that the Superintendent should be subject to the whims of the Agent.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaints Regarding Education at the Peoria Nation
July 5, 1883 - July 22, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from former student William B. Peery regarding the state of the Peoria Agency. Peery states that the Indian Department is withholding money meant to educate students as well as preventing students from being sent out to school. In addition the Agent is...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaints Regarding Wagon from the Carlisle Indian School
July 9, 1883

Charles E. Monteith, U.S. Indian Agent for the Nez Perce Agency, requests authority to purchase a new wagon due to the unsafe and unfit wagon the Agency recently received from the Carlisle Indian School. Monteith provides details of how the wagon is unfit and criticizes the foreman in charge at...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Reference Letter for Returning Manuelito to His Home
July 9, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt follows up on his earlier letter emphasizing his request to return Manuelito Chou as soon as possible due to his poor health.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Five Students to Their Homes
July 9, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return and pay expenses for Manuelito Chou, Francisco, Eva Rufina, and Edward Myers to be returned to their homes due to their health. In addition, Pratt requests authority to return John Bull to be returned to his home due to the expiration of his term...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, Third Quarter 1883
July 10, 1883

Estimate of funds for the third quarter of 1883 amounting to $19.116.40 for support of the school and transportation of Indian supplies. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds for regular employee pay. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Death of Taylor Ealy
July 13, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt reports on the death of Taylor Ealy, a member of the Pueblo Nation, while vacationing with Dr. T. F. Ealy in Schellsburg, Pennsylvania. Pratt notes that he instructed Dr. Ealy to have Taylor Ealy be buried in Schellsburg and to forward the bill to Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Sending Delegation of Students from the Lemhi Agency
July 13, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from John Harris, the U.S. Indian Agent for the Lemhi Agency, in regards to sending a delegation of students from the Agency to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt also comments on the current number of students currently enrolled at Carlisle and the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authority Sought to Visit Students on Outing
July 15, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to visit students on outing in order to determine how students are doing and whether they should be able to remain during the winter in order to attend local public schools. Pratt also requests authority to pay for the transportation expenses of certain...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return of Mary Ealy to Her Home
July 25, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority for his actions in returning the Mary Ealy, the last member of the Pueblo (Zuni) Nation at Carlisle, with the party of ill Navajo students being led home by Dr. Lippencott.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal for Making Wilson College a School for Native Women
July 28, 1883 - August 6, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt inquires from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs what action to pursue as he has not heard from the Secretary of the Interior regarding a proposed course of action to use Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania as a school for training Native women in a manner similar to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Moses Cole, Martin Hill, and Stephen Webster
August 10, 1883 - August 17, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Julia E. Remington, a missionary at the Church of the Good Shepherd, to enroll Moses Cole, Martin Hill, and Stephen Webster at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Difficulties in Securing Children at the Rosebud Agency
August 11, 1883 - November 22, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt documents his trip to the Rosebud Agency where he attempted to secure 90 students for the Carlisle Indian School. He notes that after an initial meeting where this was received with much enthusiasm he failed to gather the allotted students due to the work of the Catholic...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal for New Housing for Disciplinarian
August 18, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides a copy of blueprints for building a small house for the disciplinarian of the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that the house will allow room for additional pupils.

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Status of the Navajo Agency Following the Death of Manuelito Choni
August 13-20, 1883

D. M. Riordan, U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Agency, writes to the Richard Henry Pratt on the anger of Manuelito regarding the death of his son. Manuelito asks for all of the Navajo students to be sent back from Carlisle. Riordan states that at a minimum Manuelito's son should be returned....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return 43 Students to Their Homes
August 16, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to send 43 pupils to their homes following the expiration of their three year term of enrollment. Pratt notes that the number of students might decrease when he meets with the parents during a visit to the various agencies in order to convince them to keep...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Four Crow Students
August 16, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return four Crow students who had various ailments upon their arrival to Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transportation of Robert Stewart and Antoinette to Navajo Agency
August 16, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to pay for the expenses of transporting Robert Stewart and Antoinette Williams to the Navajo Agency in order to take positions as teachers.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recruiting Students for the 1883-1884 School Year
August 18, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt discusses the number of students that Carlisle can carry for the upcoming school year in 1883. He declares that the school is currently has around 320 students enrolled and can carry over 400 which he proposes to acquire from traveling West in order to select certain students...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Increase Number of Pueblo Students at Carlisle
August 25, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt notes that he has received a letter from the Superintendent of the Albuquerque School that Carlisle could receive an additional 50 pupils from the Pueblo Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Authority to Return Manuelito Chiquito
August 25, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return Manuelito Chiquito due to his father's requests as well as another student. Pratt notes that Manuelito Chiquito desires to discuss with his father the benefits of Carlisle and then return. Pratt believes that it is unlikely that he will return but...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Navajo Agent Discusses Difficulties Involved in Oversight
August 27, 1883 - September 8, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards letter from D. M. Riordan, U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Agency, discussing the hardships involved in overseeing the Agency. Pratt also discusses various matters at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Armstrong Request to Send Twelve Students to Carlisle
August 28, 1883

H. J. Armstrong, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, notes he wants to send twelve students to the Carlisle Indian School but has to wait until his employees return from Little Big Horn.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Death of Gertrude Spotted Tail
September 5, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt reports on the death of Gertrude Spotted Tail while living in Andalusia, Pennsylvania with a Carlisle Indian School teacher during the summer. Pratt also notes the health and death differences between the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agency students.

Pratt concludes with a...

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

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