Request to Enroll 25 Cheyenne and Arapaho Students

June 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that the Cheyenne & Arapaho Agent John D. Miles would like to send 25 students from his agency to the Carlisle Indian School. Miles added that he'd like several chiefs, including Northern Cheyenne Chief Little Chief, to accompany the party of students and that the parents from his agency are very supportive and proud of sending their children to be educated. Pratt requests that Commissioner Trowbridge approve Agent Miles' request and that three-quarters of the new students be female, and that they all receive medical exams before coming to the school.

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 485, frames 1052-1054
Request to Enroll 25 Cheyenne and Arapaho Students