The material includes correspondence about Jim Thorpe and his desire to decline a contract with the New York National Baseball Club. Richard C. Adams, Great Sachem of the Brotherhood of North American Indians National Organization, wrote to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding this matter, protesting that Thorpe and other adult students like him were required to petition the Bureau of Indian Affairs for permission to enter such contracts.
Contract Proposal from New York National Baseball Club for Jim Thorpe
September 9, 1912 - October 4, 1912
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National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, CCF Entry 121, #89680-1912-Carlisle-47