Charles E. Monteith, U.S. Indian Agent for the Nez Perce agency, requests authority to purchase a new wagon due to the unsafe and unfit wagon the agency recently received from the Carlisle Indian School. Monteith provides details of how the wagon is unfit and criticizes the foreman in charge at Carlisle.
Industrial Training - Complaints About Products
About the quality of the products.
Roswell G. Wheeler, U.S. Indian Agent for the Pima Agency, requests a new spring wagon to replace the vehicles currently in use at the Agency. Porter in particular notes the poor quality of the spring wagon that was recently purchased from the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the criticism regarding wagons manufactured at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt states that Cochran is known to misuse wagons causing them to breakdown quickly and requests that he ship the broken wagon back so it can be examined.
W. A. Jones writes in a note…
Edgar A. Allen responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the production of wagon making at the Carlisle Indian School. Allen notes that the department has made significant progress and he welcomes a departmental expert to give his judgement on the quality.