L. J. Miles, U.S. Indian Agent at the Osage Agency, sends a petition from the Osage Council to send their children to school. In particular Chief Josephs children and some other boys are to be sent to the Osage Mission School. Miles also notes that he believes he can find up to twenty students to be sent to Carlisle or a similar school with half the party consisting of girls if there is room.
Transmission of Osage Petition to Send Children to School
January 4, 1882
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 58, 1882-#840