Correspondence Related to Claims from New York Students About Lack of Food

Correspondence Related to Claims from New York Students About Lack of Food
Date: 
November 26, 1892 - December 13, 1892

Correspondence related to claims from parents on the Cattaraugus Reservation of children at the Carlisle Indian School related to the return of their children. A. W. Ferrin, U.S. Indian Agent for New York Indians, relative to their claims from their children that they do not receive enough food to eat. Richard Henry Pratt suggests that these claims are false and that the children are likely just homesick. He suggests a delegation be made up for the parents to examine the conditions for themselves. Cyrus Bussey, Assistant Secretary of the Interior, notes that there is not enough justification to warrant the expense.

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Repository: 
National Archives and Records Administration
Location: 
RG 75, Entry 91, box 933, 1892-#44335