These materials include correspondence regarding the participation of the Carlisle Indian School band in the Preparedness Parade in Washington, D.C. The parade was designed to be a show of patriotism, and the Interior Department wanted to have a strong presence. Also included in the correspondence is a reply to a now-lost letter from Charles T. Hallinan of the American Union Against Militarism, assuring him that the band's participation was not funded with public money, but rather from the proceeds of the Carlisle Indian School Athletic Association fund.
Participation of Carlisle Indian School Band in the Preparedness Parade
June 7-16, 1916
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National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, CCF Entry 121, #00-1916-Carlisle-047