George L. Davenport, the Indian Agent at the Sac and Fox Agency in Tama, Iowa, notes that ex-Agent Trask's recommendation to enroll Jim Poweshiek at Carlisle is inadvisable. Davenport notes that Jim is 26 years old with a wife and child and can write in English and has no intention of going away to school. He further states that he would like to see Sac and Fox students at Carlisle but knows of none at the moment who would be admissible.
Agent Response to Enrolling Sac and Fox Student at Carlisle
January 29, 1881
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 5, 1881-#1895