Request from Navajo Agency to Employ Benjamin Damon as Interpreter

Request from Navajo Agency to Employ Benjamin Damon as Interpreter
Date: 
August 23, 1887 - September 3, 1887

The U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Agency requests from Richard Henry Pratt that Benjamin Damon a student at the Carlisle Indian School be employed a position as an interpreter at the Agency.

Pratt forwards the letter to the Office of Indian Affairs noting that Damon is competent in English and would quickly regain his ability to speak Navajo. He requests transportation be furnished him for transporting Damon to Arizona.

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Repository: 
National Archives and Records Administration
Location: 
RG 75, Entry 91, box 417, 1887-#23420