Status of the Navajo Agency Following the Death of Manuelito Choni

Status of the Navajo Agency Following the Death of Manuelito Choni
Date: 
August 13-20, 1883

D. M. Riordan, U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Agency, writes to the Richard Henry Pratt on the anger of Manuelito regarding the death of his son. Manuelito asks for all of the Navajo students to be sent back from Carlisle. Riordan states that at a minimum Manuelito's son should be returned.

Pratt also states in his letter to transferring the letter that his proposal to send Robert Stuart and Antoinette Williams to the Navajo Agency as teachers is postponed due to the circumstances at the Agency.

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National Archives and Records Administration
Location: 
RG 75, Entry 91, box 151, 1883-#15504