Richard Henry Pratt requests permission from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for approval to have 200 boys and the Carlisle Indian School band to participate in the inaugural ceremonies. Pratt notes that Secretary of the Interior Henry Morgan Teller believed the idea to be a good one and it would be without expense to the Government.
Inquiry About Participating in Inaugural Ceremonies
January 28, 1885
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 224, 1885-#1980