Richard Henry Pratt writes to seek authority to pay to send home three former prisoners who remained east for their education. The sponsor of Paul Zotom and David Oakerhater had them trained in agriculture as well as being ordained as deacons in the Episcopal Church while studying in Paris Hill, New York and is now proposing to build chapels at the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency and the Kiowa and Comanche Agency. The third student, Henry Taawayite, was trained in the blacksmith trade at Carlisle. Pratt believes the three students will have a positive influence at their respective agencies on an industrial and religious level.
May 9, 1881
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 18, 1881-#7860