Richard Henry Pratt endorses and forwards a letter from Esther S. Miller regarding the appointment of Miller's half-aunt as her guardian. Miller objects to the appointment and wishes her cousin to be chosen instead.
Requests to Assist Students/Former Students with Personal Matters
J. V. Summers, U.S. Indian Agent for the Quapaw Agency, responds to the Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the guardianship of Esther Miller. Summers states that Susan Benjamin was appointed Miller's guardian by the general council of the Western Miami Tribe of Indians. Benjamin declined the appointment and the chiefs decided to return…
Richard Henry Pratt writes regarding a request from the President of Marietta College, John Eaton, to cover the annual cost of tuition for Samuel Townsend. Pratt asks that the department cover the cost as Townsend is a capable printer and an ambitious student who desires to go into a law profession.
Richard Henry Pratt requests the assistance of the Office of Indian Affairs in paying the law school tuition of William F. Campbell. Pratt forwards two letters from Campbell.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from former student William F. Campbell regarding his law studies and attempts to earn a living as a painter.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from former student William F. Campbell regarding the government providing an allowance for him to attend law school. Campbell notes that he has not heard from the Department and assumes that the allowance was not approved. In addition, Campbell recounts a ghost dance on the Red Lake Reservation that he…
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Nellie Londrosh Nunn requesting the farmer's position at the agency for her husband.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter to the Office of Indian Affairs from Clement C. Gaines, President of the Eastman Business College, and a contract between Gaines and former student Chester P. Cornelius. Gaines' understanding is that the contract permits Cornelius to receive an allowance to attend the Business College. However, Gaines…
Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has received a letter from former student William F. Campbell regarding the assistance promised him by Office of Indian Affairs to allow him to attend the Law School at the University of Minnesota. Pratt notes that a contract was drawn up by the Dean of the Law School to…
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from former student Co-zed (Below) requesting assistance in obtaining a shop at the Kiowa Agency.
Richard Henry Pratt notes that he is enclosing a letter of Daniel McDougan with endorsement and also a certificate to the identity of Joseph Black Bear.
Alfred John Standing returns certificate and letter of Eugene Tah-kah-puer to the Office of Indian Affairs.
Joseph Adams requests the Office of Indian Affairs forward him his share of the trust held for the Siletz Indians in Oregon to assist him in paying to attend college. (Other documents show that he attended Dickinson College.)
Pratt has annotated the letter saying he supports this request.
Richard Henry Pratt requests on the behalf of former student Lillie Wind (here Lilly Wind) the funds due to her as a member of the Ottawa nation from the sale of the town site of Miami. Wind has trained as a nurse, is doing well, and has previously sought to obtain these funds from the government without any response.
Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding former student Clarence White Thunder and a position as a disciplinarian.
Response by Edgar A. Allen to claims by an anonymous individual alleging that John Miller (also addressed as William Miller) used fraud to enroll at the Carlisle Indian School. Also included are legal affidavits by Miller and John Pulcifer claiming their innocence.
Pratt forwards a letter from former student Ella Rickert declining transfer to the Wadesworth School at the Pyramid Lake Agency as an assistant matron.
Alfred John Standing states that Mabel Buck and Nellie O'Dell departed for Darlington, Oklahoma Territory and should both be on duty.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Charles W. Buck who is seeking a sole trader permit at the Blackfeet Station.
Richard Henry Pratt requests the Office of Indian Affairs order the Siletz U. S. Indian Agent to have money paid to Robert Depoe paid to him in order to cover a loan Pratt provided to fund Depoe's return. Pratt encloses correspondence in order to provide context to his request.
Former student Charles D. Wheelock requests the assistance of Richard Henry Pratt in helping him secure a new position in the Indian Service as well as a position for his wife Julia Powlas Wheelock.
Duncan D. McArthur, Superintendent and Special Disbursing Agent, informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs provides further information on the money owed to Richard Henry Pratt by Robert Depoe. McArthur notes that the money owed to Depoe from the Siletz General Fund cannot be guaranteed to pay back Pratt and that the matter should be referred…
Richard Henry Pratt forwards statement of Otto Coleman and references regarding his identity as a member of the Rosebud Sioux.
Richard Henry Pratt requests on behalf of Alice Lambert Otto and her husband for their transfer from the Shoshone Agency to the White Earth Agency.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards letter from former student Alfred Blackbird requesting Pratt's assistance in exchanging land allotted to his family by the government.