Request to Return Three Onondaga Nation Students

Request to Return Three Onondaga Nation Students
Date: 
February 1884

Petition for the return of James Thomas, Matilda Thomas, and Mary Johnson from the Carlisle Indian School. The petitioners claim that the children were sent to Carlisle under the false pretense that the school was a school for white children that would allow their children to learn English. The petitioners further claim that Richard Henry Pratt denied their claim but told them to petition them the Office of Indian Affairs.

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Repository: 
National Archives and Records Administration
Location: 
RG 75, Entry 91, box 174, 1884-#2629