J. M. Haworth, Inspector, details various events in the Pueblo Agency including opposition to the schooling at the agency. Haworth reports that much of the opposition is a result of the religious nature of the schooling. He also notes that parents who had sent children to Carlisle have yet to visit them despite promises made at the time they…
Richard Henry Pratt forwards letter from D. M. Riordan, U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Agency, discussing the hardships involved in overseeing the agency. Pratt also discusses various matters at the Carlisle Indian School.
Comanche Chief at Pawnee Agency writes to his daughter [not identified here, but Phoebe Howell] asking her to have Richard Henry Pratt inquire about the annual money for the agency. He also writes that since his daughter stayed at the Carlisle Indian School to work on outing as a seamstress, and so Gertie Wild was hired as a seamstress at the…
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter concerning jurisdiction of the Courts over the case of Etahdlueh Doanmoe. Pratt references Section 9 of the Act approved in March 3, 1885 regarding jurisdiction. Pratt advocates for firmer discipline in punishing crimes.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter with his endorsement from E. L. Clark regarding the erecting of a hospital at the Fort Sill Agency.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Nellie Londrosh Nunn requesting the farmer's position at the agency for her husband.
Richard Henry Pratt writes to Thomas J. Morgan on behalf of Captain Brown of the Pine Ridge Agency. Brown seeks to enlist and command his own company of Indian soldiers at the agency which Pratt approves of in order to create no disharmony between the Indian agent and an officer in charge of troops.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from former student Co-zed (Below) requesting assistance in obtaining a shop at the Kiowa Agency.
The Comptroller answers an inquiry of R. V. Belt regarding using the appropriation for the Fort Peck, Fort Belknap, and Blackfeet Agencies. Belt asks if the agency appropriation can be used for the education of agency students at Carlisle above the appropriation for the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards letter requesting his assistance in having Quanah Parker and Lone Wolf come to Washington D. C. to discuss a proposed treaty before Congress.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards an account of J. J. Methvin accusing James Mooney of the Smithsonian Institution of undue influences amongst various Nations.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Charles W. Buck who is seeking a sole trader permit at the Blackfeet Station.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from former student Florence Wills (here Florence Wells) regarding the situation of the Warm Springs Agency.
Cover slip for Richard Henry Pratt's recommendation of Dr. J. J. Stevens applications for tribal rights with the Wichita and Affiliated Bands of Indians.
Richard Henry Pratt discusses a request from Richard Davis to establish a system of permanent records of marriages, births, and deaths of Native Americans who hold allotted lands as well as the adoption of non-Native surnames for them in order to avoid confusion in matters relating to their lands.
Note that Davis' recommendations do not…
Correspondence regarding the enrollment of Mary, Hiram, Lewis, and Thomas Runnels at the Carlisle Indian School. Albert M. Anderson, U.S. Indian Agent for the Colville Agency, complains that the Runnels were transferred to Carlisle without his consent and as such has undermined his authority.
William A. Mercer requests instructions from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding signing his property papers at the Uintah and Ouray Agency as he needed to leave before his successor could sign the papers.
W. A. Mercer notifies the Office of Indian Affairs that he needs to return to the Uinta and Ouray Agency to provide further instructions to his successor.
William A. Mercer forwards the preliminary property returns for the Uintah & Ouray Agency completed by his successor Captain C. G. Hall. Mercer notes that he will make a supplemental return and complete the transfer when he returns to the agency.
William A. Mercer reports to the Office of Indian Affairs that he has returned from his trip to the Uintah and Ouray Agency to finish transferring Agency property to his successor.
William A. Mercer provides an explanation for why oats were purchased by the Uintah & Ouray Agency before the close of the 1904 fiscal year.
William A. Mercer forwards vouchers for traveling expenses for his trip from Carlisle, Pennsylvania to the Uintah & Ouray Agency. Mercer states the trip was in connection with the transfer of agency property and to instruct his successor.
William A. Mercer recommends the appointment of W. H. Beck as an Indian Agent.
The Commissioner forwards a letter from former student Edith Bartlett in which she requests a new U.S. Indian Agent for the Fort Hall Agency based on her observations over the summer. William A. Mercer was asked how much credence should be placed on her request, and he responds by providing information related to her time at Carlisle.
John F. MacKey requests a transfer from his position as a clerk at the Carlisle Indian School to the head of an agency in the Indian Service. Included are recommendations from various Indian agents supporting his previous promotions as well as office notes related to MacKey's previous tenure in Omaha.