John D. C. Atkins, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, refers to the letter from Richard Henry Pratt regarding donating parts or the whole of the Carlisle Indian School exhibit at the Government Exhibition in New Orleans to the French Government in a letter to the Secretary of the Interior.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Endorses Plan to Donate Exhibit to French
June 5, 1885
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 248, 1885-#13991