Richard Henry Pratt telegrams the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, noting that no tickets were on deposit for recruited Cheyenne and Kiowa students met in Wichita, Kansas. Pratt also notes that the Osage did not receive enough information about the request for students, and that the Pawnee and Ponca agents had not heard about the request. Pratt requests that tickets be immediately purchased so that he can escort Kiowa and Cheyenne to Carlisle, and notes that Alfred Standing will be sent to bring Osage, Pawnee, and Ponca students back east.
Notice of No Tickets for Recruited Students in Wichita, Kansas
October 17, 1879
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Series 79, box 571, Miscellaneous-1879-P-#1055