Enrollment Request from Cherokee Student who is Too Old

Enrollment Request from Cherokee Student who is Too Old
Date: 
October 21, 1909 - July 16, 1910

Francis E. Smith asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for special permission to attend the Carlisle Indian School for an education, as Superintendent Moses Friedman told him he needed this special permission because he is older than the school's age-range. Education Division Chief J. H. Dortch tells Smith to consult with Cherokee Indian School Superintendent Frank Kyselka, who can arrange for his transfer to Carlisle if he's eligible. 

Kyselka informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he believes Smith would be a good student at Carlisle and advocates for his transfer. However, he also states that Smith needs special permission from the Commissioner to enroll. 

More than six months later, Dortch asks Friedman if Smith is enrolled at Carlisle, and Friedman states that he is not currently, and has never been, enrolled.

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Repository: 
National Archives and Records Administration
Location: 
RG 75, CCF Entry 121, #84510-1909-Carlisle-825