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…
Annuities and Allotments for Students/Former Students
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding Edith Abner. Pratt states that Abner is a student at the Carlisle Indian School and is the proper claimant for the Peoria Fund distributed at the Quapaw Agency.
Five members of the Pawnee Nation--Frank West, William Morgan, Stacy Morgan, Wilkie Sharpe, and Robert Mathews--request that their annuity money and lease money be sent to them or to Richard Henry Pratt to be in trust. They refer to a letter written a year prior to William J. Morgan informing him that as he was not yet of age that he could not…
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding Esther Miller and her annuity money. Pratt states that Miller has not heard from the Office of Indian Affairs but she would like to use her annuity money to attend a Normal School (Pratt recommends the Oswego Normal School). Pratt notes that he can manage the money for…
Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter informing the Office that all of the students inquiring about their annuity payment are members of the Pawnee Nation.
Also included is a letter from four students asking the Commissioner of Indian Affairs about their prior inquiry into receiving their annuity money.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter by providing the Indian names of four members of the Pawnee Nation who are seeking their annuity money while students at the Carlisle Indian School.
Alfred John Standing responds to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding Peter Snow and his sister. Standing provides information on the two students and notes that their father is listed on the annuity roll as Long Tail in addition to noting that Snow's sister is enrolled at the Lincoln Institute.
Alfred John Standing follows up a previous letter regarding annuity money due to Pawnee students at the Carlisle Indian School noting that Wilkie Sharpe had died earlier in the year while also noting that the School had received a check for Sharpe and asking what should be done with the check.
Standing further states that the names of…
Inquiry by Richard Henry Pratt at the request of Pawnee students at the Carlisle Indian School into unpaid annuity money.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from J. H. Mateer, Superintendent of the Sisseton Indian Industrial Boarding School regarding three girls who had requested to be enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School. Mateer claims that the students now desire to wait until they receive their extra payment from the Government.
Richard Henry Pratt informs Thomas J. Morgan that Eliza Choteau claims she has written to the Office of Indian Affairs twice regarding annuity money owed to her and her sister. Pratt notes that Choteau is "a Seneca of the Quapaw Agency" and that both of them are at Carlisle and as far he knows are due to their share of the annuity.
Correspondence and reports related to students attending the Carlisle Indian School and Lincoln Institute from the White Earth Agency eligible to receive an annuity from the Agency.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter and list of names from William P. Campbell regarding Cheyenne students at Carlisle who have not received their annuity payments. Pratt notes that there is no need for the students to have the money while at Carlisle and that the money is safe in the Treasury until they leave Carlisle.
Charles F. Ashley, U.S. Indian Agent for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency, reports the annuity payment for Lydia Harrington.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a request from Julia Bent for her annuity payment in order to pay her tuition at the Cumberland Valley Normal School in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
Amos Hamilton requests that his annuity money be sent to him at Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to letter regarding money to be paid to Amos Hamilton.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter and refers to his prior letter on July 20, 1893 and notes that Amos Hamilton is a member of the Osage Nation.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding Fred Penn. Pratt provides Penn's background and notes that he is quite capable of carrying out his expressed intentions.
Richard Henry Pratt follows up on a previous letter regarding Amos Osage on July 3, 1893 noting that there a clerk made a clerical error. Pratt continues that the clerk assumed that Amos Hamilton and Amos Osage were the same person but that is not the case. Further as Osage is currently at Carlisle he recommends that he receive his annuity…
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding Elias Stanton. Pratt returns Stanton's letter along with an endorsement of his identity.
Nobert M. Allen, U.S. Indian Agent for the White Earth Agency informs Thomas Mason that he should write to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding missed payments.
Clarence Smith inquires about the status of his annuity payments to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
Alfred John Standing forwards letter from Bennett F. Green who is on the Carlisle Indian School rolls as Benjamin F. Green. Green requests that his share for the funds to paid out to the Shawnees be kept at the U.S. Treasury until he is of age and then he will claim it.
Richard Henry Pratt replying to an Office of Indian Affairs letter notes that various students from the Nez Perce Nation attending the Carlisle Indian School wish to have their share of the Nez Perce funds sent to them at Carlisle.