Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority from the Office of Indian Affairs to enroll two students from Alaska at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that the students were brought from the Sitka school to learn the printing and tin smithing trades by Rev. Dr. Sheldon Jackson. Jackson claims he had authority from the Office to enroll the students at Carlisle; however Pratt notes he has received none on his end.
Request to Enroll Two Alaskan Students at the Carlisle Indian School
December 9, 1887
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 435, 1887-#32489