Richard H. Pratt recommends that former student Ella Rikert (Arikaree) be appointed "no higher" than an assistant matron in the Indian Service at South Dakota. Pratt and Assistant Superintendent A. J. Standing forwards Rikert's application to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.Pratt also informs the Commissioner that Rikert is currently employed as a hospital cook at the school and has not mentioned leaving the school.
Application for Employment from Ella Rikert
September 1, 1897
Standard Forms & Transactions:
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 1452, 1897-#36125