Arden R. Smith, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, writes that he has received authority to send ten boys and ten girls to the Carlisle Indian School. Smith writes that it will be quite easy to send the ten boys as he met with a local chief Bear in the Water who was quite eager to send the boys. But Smith notes that the Crow Nation will likely be unwilling to send the ten girls.
Crow Agency Response to Sending Students to Carlisle
January 22, 1883
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 121, 1883-#1984