Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has received a letter from Colonel Robert Marmon denouncing the treatment of children returned from various Training Schools by the Governor and Officials of Acoma Village. Pratt suggests sending Special Agent Lewis to investigate the claims. He also documents that there were four returned students from Carlisle who the Governor boasted to Carlisle School Agents about forcing them back to Indian customs.
Pratt Informs Office of Claims of Abuse of Returned Students at Acoma Village
September 27, 1889
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 557, 1889-#27478