Pratt Won't Screen Students' Letters Home

Pratt Won't Screen Students' Letters Home
December 19, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, responding to a forwarded letter from Major Pollock of the Rosebud Agency. Pratt argues against screening students' letters home, suggesting that it would harm the government's relationship with their parents and chiefs. Pratt also addresses students' written complaints about clothing, noting that new custom-fitted suits are being made for all male students.

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National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Series 79, box 574, Miscellaneous-1880-P-#0026