Lewellyn E. Woodin, U.S. Indian Agent for the Ponca, Pawnee, and Otoe Agency, requests that Luke Phillips a student at the Carlisle Indian be sent home immediately to serve as an interpreter for the agency.
Students Serving as Interpreters
The U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Agency requests from Richard Henry Pratt that Benjamin Damon a student at the Carlisle Indian School be employed a position as an interpreter at the Agency.
Pratt forwards the letter to the Office of Indian Affairs noting that Damon is competent in English and would quickly regain his ability to speak…
Richard Henry Pratt requests a telegram regarding a promise that the President and Secretary gave to a group of visiting Apache chiefs to send home two students at the Carlisle Indian School with them to serve as interpreters. Pratt recommends that the telegram say that the students will be sent at a future date.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letters regarding an inquiry from Lieutenant W. H. Bean regarding the need for an Apache translator for Fort Apache. Pratt notes that all of the Apache students have noted that while they have forgotten some of their language that they can likely pick it up again quickly. The students…
Petitions for the return of Hiram Moses from the Carlisle Indian School in order to serve as an interpreter for the Tonawanda Presbyterian Church.
William A. Mercer responds to a request of the Ute Chiefs for Robert Ouray to serve as an interpreter for their upcoming trip to Washington by recommending another student Fred Mart.
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Fred Mart and Robert Ouray are set to report to Captain Johnson at Washington barracks.