Death of Sioux Student John Renville

Death of Sioux Student John Renville
Date: 
August 10, 1880

J. S. Bender reports the death of Sioux student John Renville from typhus. Richard Henry Pratt forwards Bender's letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

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National Archives and Records Administration
Location: 
RG 75, M234, roll 485, frames 1114-1115