Documents pertaining to the United States Government's purchase of the Parker Farm. Included are a copy of the deed transferring title to the Government, other prior deeds, abstract of the title, map outlining the tract of land, copy of an act of the State of Pennsylvania consenting to the U.S....
Tall Chief writes to the U.S. Indian Agent James I. David of the Osage Agency requesting his assistance in returning his daughter Myrtie Tallchief from the Carlisle Indian School. David forwarded the letter to the Office of Indian Affairs seeking their advice.
Also included is a school...
T. S. Childs makes a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on Carlisle Indian School and the Indian Training School at the Hampton Institute. Childs report was prompted by complaints made against the Hampton Institute related to the health and discipline of students. Childs report focuses...
John R. Wilbon, Superintendent of the Office of Indian Affairs Warehouse in New York, forwards a receipt covering shortage of three coffee boilers for the Carlisle Indian School.
Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with a list of irregular labor required for January 1887. 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 $9,711.65 for support of the school. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $6,817.50 for regular employee pay.
Richard H. Pratt submits an Estimate of Supplies for the first quarter of fiscal year 1887 amounting to $234.15 and requests to purchase those items in the open market. The form includes the items being requested, the quantity, the estimated cost, and how the item will be used at the school.
J. T. Gregory, U.S. Indian Agent for the LaPointe Agency, seeks guidance from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the transfer of Henry and Frank (here Francis) Blatchford from Odanah, Wisconsin to the Carlisle Indian School. The student's grandfather, Henry Blatchford, had written Gregory...
An invitation for a series of exercises, performed by Carlisle Indian School students, which include industrial demonstrations, recitations, songs, drawings, and a debate. The event was billed as a way to show "the capacity of the Indian to receive education," and was open to the general public...
Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with a list of irregular labor required for February 1887. Pratt also includes details on compensation, position title, and the number of workdays required for the month.
J. T. Gregory, U.S. Indian Agent for the LaPointe Agency, notifies the Office of Indian Affairs that Henry and Frank Blatchford have departed Odanah, Wisconsin for Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he omitted a carpenter to assist in general repairs in his report on Irregular Employees for the month of February 1887.
Joseph Vetter requests the help of C. H. Grover, U.S. Indian Agent for the Pottawatomi and Great Nemaha Agency, in regards to his and his sister's inheritance from their father. In addition, he requests the return of his sister Josie from the Carlisle Indian School.
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 to be sent two crusts vaccine viruses in order to vaccinate new students.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return George Hill and Flora Well Known to Custer, Montana before their terms of enrollment expire. Pratt makes this request due to a job offer from the Unitarian Board which is setting up a school on the Crow Agency for the two students.
General J. F. B. Marshall urges the departure of Flora Well Known and George Hill in order for them to be employed as teachers in the Crow School according to Richard Henry Pratt.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards the descriptive statement of pupils transported to the Carlisle Indian School from Odanah, Wisconsin and Laguna, New Mexico in January 1887.
Note: The descriptive statement itself was missing.
Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with a list of irregular labor required for March 1887. Pratt also includes details on compensation, position title, and the number of workdays required for the month.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from George W. Scott, Superintendent of the Fort Stevenson, who had requested Pratt recommend a student to oversee the newly created harness shop at the Fort Stevenson School. Pratt responds that he does not believe that the Carlisle Indian School...
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return Thomas Kester and Lena Black Bear to their homes due to ill health. Pratt indicates that the school has carried them through the poor weather but believes that a change will be beneficial.
Charles Robinson, the Superintendent of the Haskell Institute, forwards a copy of a letter he sent to Richard Henry Pratt regarding a request to return Louis Bayhylle due to his father's illness. Robinson states that Baptiste Bayhylle is essential for him to recruit students for Haskell at the...
Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding Myrtie Tallchief. Pratt informs the Office that on July 27, 1885 all of the Osage students at Carlisle were transferred to Martinsburg, Pennsylvania including Myrtie Tallchief.
H. F. Bond, the Superintendent of the Montana Industrial School for Indians, responds to the objections of the Office of Indian Affairs for allowing Flora Well Known and George to leave Carlisle early and to enter employment at the school as assistants. Bond presents his case for allowing Well...
Richard Henry Pratt provides the Office of Indian Affairs with a note that General J. F. B. Marshall has written the Office regrading George Hill and Flora Well Known. Pratt further asks for instructions from the Office.