C. R. A. Scobey, U.S. Indian Agent for the Fort Peck Agency, writes to the Office of Indian Affairs letter objecting to a letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Smoker. Scobey claims that the agency has sent sixty students to Carlisle and that all of the students were selected with care by the agency physician and superintendent and that is not the fault of Smoker that his niece was sent to Carlisle. Scobey further states that Pratt's contention that the student has failed the school it is rather the other way around. He ends by stating that Pratt's letter will only make it harder to recruit students for industrial schools in the future and that Smoker has no means of paying for his niece's return.
December 2, 1891
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 804, 1891-#43790