Death of Gertrude Spotted Tail

September 5, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt reports on the death of Gertrude Spotted Tail while living in Andalusia, Pennsylvania with a Carlisle Indian School teacher during the summer. Pratt also notes the health and death differences between the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agency students.

Pratt concludes with a request for authority to pay for the expense of having the school physician travel to the outing home and her burial at the Friends' graveyard "near where she lived." 


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RG 75, Entry 91, box 153, 1883-#16425
Death of Gertrude Spotted Tail