Oneida Sachems and Councilors request the return of various students currently at Carlisle due to lack of full consideration. Richard Henry Pratt notes that the request should be rejected as there is little discontent among the students aside from routine and some work requirements. He states...
Dennison Wheelock requests permission from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to return to his home at the Green Bay Agency. Wheelock cites his cold room and the general ill health of many students at Carlisle. In reply, Obadiah G. Given, the school physician, claims that as a percentage there are no...
Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with a list of irregular labor required for January 1886. Pratt also includes details on compensation, position title, and the number of workdays required for the month.
Estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1886 amounting to $9,007.10 for support of the school. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $6,435.00 for regular employee pay. Pratt's account statement in the amount of $81,002.35 is also included.
Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew in response to a proposed plan to segregate the students after they left the school. He states that the students are fully capable of becoming a part of American life and appeared wary of what he perceives as attempts to...
Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding Tom Torlino. Pratt notes that he has had the school physician examine Torlino and that he is doing well physically and in his trade of harness making. He notes the only irregularity is that Torlino is older than...
Captain Richard H. Pratt submits an Estimate of Supplies for the enlargement of the shoe shop amounting to $490.25 and requests to purchase those items in the open market. The form includes the items being requested, the quantity, and the estimated cost.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding a request from a student from the Haskell Institute to transfer from Carlisle. In addition, Pratt discusses a request from a missionary at the Quapaw Agency to send students to Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt follows up on his response to the request of Daniel Skanadore for the return of his son from the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has taken actions regarding a blind student being enrolled at the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind.
Oneida student Dennison Wheelock writes to John D. C. Atkins, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, about his desire to return home. He says that he would prefer to attend a school for white students there rather than remain at Carlisle.
Two Strike requests to visit Washington D. C. with four other chiefs from the Sioux Agencies along with an interpreter. In addition to visiting Washington D. C. they hope to visit their children at Carlisle.
John Oberly writes that if given permission to visit Washington the group should...
Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with a list of irregular labor required for February 1886. Pratt also includes details on compensation, position title, and the number of workdays required for the month.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards travel expenses of Obadiah G. Given to treat Festus Pelone while on outing.
Alfred John Standing telegraphs that he has received word that Powder Face has died and the Agency requests that his son Clarence Powder Face be returned to the Agency.
Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of property which has become unserviceable and requests authority from the Office of Indian Affairs to drop them from his property returns.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return Olive Shoique and Inez Santiagito to their home on account of health.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a Board of Survey to the Office of Indian Affairs convened on February 15, 1886 to dispose of broken or otherwise unserviceable property at the Carlisle Indian School.
Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with a list of irregular labor required for March 1886. Pratt includes details on compensation, position title, and the number of workdays required for the month.
Richard Henry Pratt reports to the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the safe arrival of a blind Indian student at Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and Superintendent of Indian Schools regarding the pay of Indian Apprentices. Pratt notes that he is in favor of the system of increasing pay over the years which would allow students to develop financial literacy.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the pay of students for apprentice work. Pratt provides the history of paying students at Carlisle and the justification for such payments. Also included is a copy of a letter written to a previous Commissioner of...
Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew about calling on Gerardus C. King regarding the school. This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags. Transcript included.
Richard Henry Pratt refers to a letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs naming Clarence Powder Face as the student referenced.
Richard Henry Pratt names Manuel Romero as the blind Pueblo student referenced in previous letter.