Request for Pawnee Chiefs to Travel East

January 17, 1884 - January 28, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Baptiste Bayhylle and Ralph J. Weeks regarding a request from a Pawnee Chiefs to visit Carlisle. Pratt provides some context to their request including the fact that many served as scouts during the war with the Cheyenne, Kiowas, and Comanches. He further states that preference should be given to those who aid most in recruiting students to send to Carlisle.

Also included is a note that after discussing this request with the Secretary of the Interior that the request should be denied.

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National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 176, 1884-#3386
Request for Pawnee Chiefs to Travel East