Montana Crow Prisoners
The first page opened with a poem by Sarah E. Eastman reprinted from “Golden Days,” titled “If! If!” followed by the reprinted letter from a Carlisle Indian School student on Outing called “She Wants a Higher Education.” The last piece on the page continues on the fourth page called “A Modern...
The Department of War informs the Interior Department of two telegrams that the Secretary of the War has approved the transfer of the Crow Indian prisoners at Fort Snelling to the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt notes that after paying for beef, flour, and other bills the school will have $400 in the current quarter at the Treasury. Pratt proposes using this money to transport the Crow prisoners at Fort Snelling ordered to Carlisle by the President.
Alfred John Standing responds to the request to return Big Hail and Theron Lears to the Crow Agency. Standing states that despite the two being prisoners they have only been treated as students and he has no objection to their being returned.
Richard Henry Pratt requests to use the Montana Treaty Funds to pay for the return of Big Hail and Theron Lears to their homes.