Trask, J. Nelson
J. Nelson Trask writes to inquire about enrolling a Sac and Fox student he met in Tama, Iowa at Carlisle. Trask notes that Jim has considerable skill as a silversmith and can write in Meskwaki.
George L. Davenport, the Indian Agent at the Sac and Fox Agency in Tama, Iowa, notes that ex-Agent Trask's recommendation to enroll Jim Poweshiek at Carlisle is inadvisable. Davenport notes that Jim is 26 years old with a wife and child and can write in English and has no intention of going away...