1886

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Additional Request to Return Charles Martin to His Home
May 24, 1886

Henry Martin requests the return of his son Charles Martin from the Carlisle Indian School due to the health of other Chippewa students at Carlisle. The interpreter writing the letter, J. A. Gilfillian, adds that he believes that because half of the students he brought to Carlisle have died that...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Students to be Returned to their Homes for June 1886
May 26, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt provides the Office of Indian Affairs with a list of students whose terms of enrollment are set to expire or for other reasons and requests authority to return them to their homes.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Bring St. Augustine Children to Carlisle as Students
May 29, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt reports on a proposed plan to bring the children currently being held in St. Augustine, Florida to be educated at the Carlisle Indian School. In addition, at the suggestion of Lieutenant Richards that he send Bonito, a student at Carlisle, to promote the school as an...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, June 1, 1886
June 1, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding plans for new and renovated buildings at Carlisle.  Pratt states that he does not intend to take on more students, but rather to create a more individualized training environment.  He compares Carlisle's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Physician Report and Treatment Plan for William Butcher
June 2, 1886

Obadiah G. Given, the school physician of the Carlisle Indian School, reports on the health and treatment of William Butcher. Given states that Butcher has a localized scrofula infection that is best treated at the school. Richard Henry Pratt further states that Butcher is still active in both...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Age of Students Being Sent Home in June 1886
June 3, 1886

Reply to Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the ages of outgoing pupils.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Stailey Norcross Letter to William Balderston
June 6, 1886

Stailey Norcross writes to his former outing patron William Balderston regarding his current work on the Carlisle Indian School farm.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Mercer Museum Research Library
Se he du ba Requests Return of Son Thomas Mitchell
June 7, 1886

Se he du ba requests the return of his son Thomas Mitchell due to his age and the fact that he has been at the Carlisle Indian School for a year longer than his term of enrollment. Se he du ba also encloses a letter from Mitchell detailing his son's request to be returned home and his experience...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Return Annie and Bennie Thomas to Their Homes
June 10, 1886

Request to return Bennie Thomas and Annie Thomas to their homes by Richard Henry Pratt. Pratt notes that the students returned after the expiration of their first term of three years with a party of students who had five year terms. However, their parents were told they were sent for two years....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Sioux Student from Mitchell, Dakota
June 12, 1886 - July 12, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from D. F. Small requesting to have enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School a sister of a former Carlisle student, Rosa White Bear, from the Rosebud Agency. Small provides the history of the proposed student and his desire to see her enrolled at Carlisle....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request for Return of Joseph Hamilton
June 14, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs letter which enclosed a letter from Charles H. Potter requesting the return of Joseph Hamilton, the son of Sin du ha ha. Pratt answers that Hamilton is small for his age and unable to run a farm on his own. In addition, approving the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Request for Return of Thomas Mitchell
June 15, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a request by Se he du ba requesting the return of his son Thomas Mitchell from the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that Mitchell is doing well at Carlisle and that if his father is encouraged to let Mitchell stay...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposed Transfer of Apache Students at Hampton to Carlisle
June 15, 1886

Samuel C. Armstrong, Principal of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural School, notes that with Richard Henry Pratt willing to take all of the imprisoned children at Fort Marion that the Apache students at Hampton also be transferred to Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Reason for Postponing Trip for Returning Students to Their Homes
June 15, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt notes that he postponed the departure of students to their homes due to not having time to notify Agents to meet the students on their arrival. As a result he delayed the trip and met with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Agent to make the arrangements which should be complete...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Special Estimate of Funds, Second Quarter 1886
June 18, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form for $3,899.30 to purchase materials to build additional girls quarters.

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests to Travel to St. Augustine to Recruit Students for Carlisle
June 19, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to travel to St. Augustine with a Carlisle Indian School student from Chiricahua to provide a presentation on the intentions of the Government in seeking to educate their children would be beneficial to enrolling their children at Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation to Send Bonito to Fort Marion for Recruitment
June 20, 1886

First Lieutenant Stephen C. Mills, the officer in charge of the Chiricahua Indian Prisoners at Fort Marion, Florida recommends sending Bonito, a student at the Carlisle Indian School and a member of the Apache Nation, to Fort Marion to discuss the benefits of sending their children to Carlisle...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Irregular Employees Required for July 1886
June 21, 1886

Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with a list of irregular labor required for July 1886. Pratt also includes details on compensation, position title, and the number of workdays required for the month.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendations for Improvements to the Carlisle Indian School
June 22, 1886

Clinton B. Fisk, Chairman of the Board of Indian Commissioners, provides his inspection of the Carlisle Indian School to John D. C. Atkins. In particular, Fisk suggests purchasing the Parker farm, building a large barn, and building a large new dormitory building for the boys. Fisk additionally...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Additional Irregular Employee Required for July 1886
June 24, 1886

Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with additional information in regard to required labor needed for July 1886. Pratt inadvertently omitted the need for a music instructor from the list sent previously on June 21, 1886. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Lorenzo Martinez to Return Home During Vacation
June 28, 1886 - July 17, 1886

Mauricio Martin requests the return of his son Lorenzo Martinez (here referred to as Lorenzo Martin) for the vacation due to his mother's ill health. Martin states that she does not believe the letters and photographs Lorenzo sends home.

Richard Henry Pratt responds that Martinez is doing...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds for Joseph Hamilton to Travel to Bancroft, Nebraska
June 30, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt requests transportation to send Joseph Hamilton, a member of the Omaha Nation, from Carlisle to Bancroft, Nebraska.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Disallowed Travel Requests to Interior Secretary
July 3, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt forwards transportation requests covering students and employees over the Union Pacific and the Sioux City & Pacific railroads which were disallowed to the Secretary of the Interior.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Submission of Voucher Covering Expenses in Returning Two Run Away Students
July 6, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt submits a voucher to the Office of Indian Affairs for expenses related to arresting and returning the two students who had run away from the Carlisle Indian School and were apprehended at Gallitzin, Pennsylvania.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Submits Photographs of Wagons
July 8, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt submits eight photographs to the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt mentions that four photos were of the three spring and four of the platform spring.

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

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