Complaint Regarding Band Students

June 27 - July 23, 1909

This document contains correspondence concerning a complaint made by bandmaster James Wheelock that students from the school band were improperly disciplined by being locked in the guard house. The complaint, which made headlines in national newspapers including The Outlook, was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Superintendent Friedman testified that Wheelock's complaints were unfounded, and suggested that Wheelock was seeking retaliation for Friedman's decision not to allow students to participate in Wheelock's own private traveling band during summer months.

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RG 75, CCF Entry 121, #51164-1905-Carlisle-174.4
Complaint Regarding Band Students