Pratt Responds to Reports on Returned Students

November 23, 1889 - December 6, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding statements made by a public official on returned students from the Carlisle Indian School and others. Pratt also includes a letter from T. W. Potter, former Issue Clerk at the Cantonment Agency, on the same issue. The issue concerned former students in polygamous relationships or who returned to school in order to live in idleness at government expense. Pratt discusses these claims and notes that students who returned to Carlisle are sent on outing where they have to work and therefore cannot be idle.

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National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 579, 1889-#36167
Pratt Responds to Reports on Returned Students