Potential Return of Crow Students to Their Home

February 18, 1885 - March 3, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from H. J. Armstrong, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, regarding a promise that Armstrong made that students sent to Carlisle could return after two years and not three years. Armstrong believes that if any student wishes to return then his promise should be honored.

Pratt notes that all of the students mentioned wish to stay including John Wesley who desires to have his wife and child come East with him. Pratt offers no recommendation but notes that most of the students are on outing for the winter learning how to farm.

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External Groups & Institutions
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 230, 1885-#4633
Potential Return of Crow Students to Their Home