Return of John and Nancy Renville

August 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Sisseton Sioux Chief Gabriel Renville has arrived at the Carlisle Indian School to return the body of his son, John, who died of typhus, home to be buried. Pratt is granting Renville's request to bring his daughter Nancy home with the plan of her returning to the school with other Sisseton Sioux students in the Fall.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

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RG 75, M234, roll 485, frames 1130-1131
Return of John and Nancy Renville