Potentially Terminal Illness of Ernest (Knocks Off)

December 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Chief White Thunder's son, Ernest, is very sick and may die. Pratt believes that it's "entirely his fault" and that he "wants to die."

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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RG 75, M234, roll 486, frames 180-181
Potentially Terminal Illness of Ernest (Knocks Off)