U.S. Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa., June 13, 1885.
D.B. Dyer, U.S. Indian Agent, C&A Agency, Indian Territory.
Dear Sir,
The following students from your agency are entitled to return to their homes on account of expiration of the period for which they came: Lydia Big Nose, Jesse Spread Hands, Myra Cedar Grove & Cleaver Warden. These four are anxious to remain longer at the school, and it is my judgement they should. They are in good health and making satisfactory progress --- Casper Edson and Wm. Fletcher desire to return and come back in the fall. I should favor their doing so. Steve Williams says he wishes to return and help Mr. Vogt in the mission. Arnold Woolworth, Carl Matches, Kias Williams and Ernie Black wish to return and remain. They hope to get something to do. As Steve, Arnold and Kias are full grown men they can very properly take charge of their own future. Carl Matches and Ernie Black are still under age and might properly be held to school longer. Sarah Sitting Bull is reported by the school physician as having Scrofula and constitutional debility indicating that she had better be returned.
I would be very glad to have your views in regard to these students as early as practicable. Those that return will be started from here after the 1st.
Elkanah Dawson, Cheyenne, who came to us from your agancy, is also entitled to be returned: but his father is at Pine Ridge Agency and I will send him there.
In regard to Clarence Powder Face, I enclose letter from Dr. Given, which speaks for itself. I do not seem to have any grounds to ask for his return.
Very truly yours, /S/ R.H. Pratt, Capt. and Supt.
The money is placed to Clarences credit and subject to Powder Face order.
I mailed you a photo of your party taken last fall at Gettsburg.
O.G. Given to R.H. Pratt, June 13, 1885,
School Physician
Clarence Powder Face was "saturated with malaria" when he arrived at Carlisle Barracks, free of disease this year.

Text Copyright (c) 2005 Sipe/Berthrong Cheyenne Collections. Boarding School Files. Carlisle, Pa.

From a trip to the Indian Territory, we gather some interesting news about a number of our returned students. Benajah Miles and Casper Edson are government school farmers. Jesse Bent, Cleaver Warden and Grant Left Hand are clerking in the stores. Robert Brown and Kish Hawkins are clerking in Agent's Office. Luke Bear Shield is school clerk and interpreter at Darlington. Julia Bent is teaching at the Cheyenne agency school. John Williams is Register of Wills of one of the counties with a salary If $1,000 a year. William Fletcher is also a Register of Wills and hay the best cornfield in that vicinity. Oscar Bull Bear, is Assistant Government Farmer at, Seger, Okla. Leonard Tyler is Assistant Farmer at Cheyenne School. Jennie Black Tyler, his wife is assistant laundress at the same school. Mary North Tassie has a Cheyenne husband, is living on a good farm, is a good housekeeper, and exerts a good influence. At the Pawnee Agency, Stacy Matlack and William Morgan are district government farmers. Rose Howell is assistant matron at Otoe school. Louie Bayhylle is on the police force. Robert Matthews has resigned his position as school farmer and expects to come east on his own work. Frank West is married. Paul Boynton is filling some county office. Henry North has resigned his position as clerk in Agent's Office. The three last are working on their claims. Maud Chief Killer is married to Colonel Horn and they are working at the Cheyenne school. All the returned students are doing well.
August 11, 1893 INDIAN HELPER
C&A Carlisle School File, (There is no date on this note)
Entitled to return home: Lydia Big Nose; Jessie Spreadhands; Myra Cedergrove; Clarence Warden. These are anxious to remain longer. Casper Edson; Wm. Fletcher; Arnold Woolworth; Carl Matches; Kias Williams; and Ernie Black also wish to return. Sarah Sitting Bull and Elkanah Dawson (Cheyenne)- father at Pine Ridge.

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(Berthrong Cheyenne Collection. Carlisle School Section.)

Marriage of Dick Shoulderblade and Anna Fletcher.
Married by Rodolph Petter, Dec. 15, 1910.
Witnesses: Olga Petter and Valdo Petter.
License issued in Blaine Co., Okla.
Dick Shoulderblade, (Is a Northern Cheyenne), 20 years old, no relationship to wife, full blood Cheyenne, no father or mother shown on license. No previous marriage.
Anna Fletcher, Cheyenne enrolled, not allotted, 16 years old, no relationship to husband, some white blood, father was Willie Fletcher, Cheyenne , and mother Doll Woman, Cheyenne. Was previously married once by Indian custom.

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Cheyenne and Arapaho Delegation regarding Black Hills Claims.
Application for patent in fee for one acre,, April 21, 1914, to William 
Fletcher, 46 years old, full blood, married and in good physical health. 
Attended Darlington School 4 years, Carlisle 5 years and Country School 2 
years. Had practical business experience in school for 11 years in 
tailoring, harness making, painter and carpenter and farming. Wife is 
Lighting Woman and owns 40 acres on his allotment by deed to her. This one 
acre will be sold to the district school for a school building.

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Colony Courier, Feb. 18, 1915.

Yellow Eagle and wife Minnie Seward have just came back home on Deer Creek. They have been visiting White Bird Fletcher and his family near Calumet for some time. William Fletcher has been taking care of their house while they were away visiting relatives.

Sipes/Berthrong Cheyenne Coll. Newspaper Inklings, Copyright (c) 2003.

Buffalo Woman (Fletcher)/ Naomi Wolf in the Middle, female, born 1892, mother; William B. Fletcher, son, born 1919; Roe Fletcher, son, born 1920; Opal Fletcher, dau., born 1924.

Census of the Cheyenne Indians of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency. Seger Agency on June 30, 1927, taken by L.S. Bonnin, Superintendent.
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Roberta Esther Porcupine, female, born 1896, mother; Charles Fletcher, Jr., son, born 1918;
Claude Fletcher, son, born 1920; Roberta Fletcher, dau., born 1923.

Census of the Cheyenne Indians of the C&A Agency, Seger Agency taken on June 30, 1927,  by L.S.Bonnin, Superintendent.
John Sipes Cheyenne Collection. 2003

White Bird Fletcher,#16, 71 yrs. old, died 11-22-1934
Marriages: Surveying Woman, died before allots., Chey., not divorced; 
Walking Woman, #17, died 1-1-1908, Chey., not divorced; Sarah Cloud Chief, 33, living, legal divorce 1920.
Children: Two Feathers, female, Surveying Woman, died 1-15-1908; Jennie Fletcher, female, Walking Woman, died 1-10-1907
Children of Deceased Children: none
Parents: Coon/Racoon, died before allots., Chey. and Eating Around, died before allots., Chey.
Brothers and Sisters: Minnie Seward, 69 yrs.old, whole blood, living; Hunter/Flash of Lighting, bro.,53 yrs. old, whole blood, died 10-11-1914; Medicine Woman, 1/2 sister, 36 yrs. old, Coon/Racoon, died 4-8-1898; Wm. Fletcher, 1/2 bro., 64 yrs. old, Coon/Racoon, died 1928; Broken Leg, 1/2 sister, 35 yrs. old, Coon/Racoon, died 2-8-1900;
Buzzard/Mo-he-wih-keo, 1/2 bro., adult, died before allots.; Flying Bird, 1/2 bro, adult, Coon/Racoon,  died before allots.
Children of Deceased Brothers and Sisters: Lena Hunter 36 yrs. Hunter and Fish Woman, living; Laura Hunter 27 yrs. (same parents) died 3-2-1919; Day 16 yrs. female (same parents) died 7-1-1901.
Thomas W. Todd 52 yrs., Austin Todd and Medicine Woman, living; Mary E. Todd 50 yrs. (same parents) died 8-28-1914; David H. Todd 48 yrs. (same parents) living; Margaret Todd adult (same parents) living; Ida Todd 15 yrs.(same parents) living.
Geo. Fletcher 44 yrs., Wm. Fletcher and Lighting Woman, living; John Fletcher 41 yrs. (same parents) living; Charles Fletcher 15 yrs. (same parents) died 7-25-1933.
Bear Above/Sidney White Crane 29 yrs. (unknown and Lighting Woman) died 11-14-1918.
Deafy Fletcher 55 yrs. (Buzzard and Lighting Woman) living; Skunk Fletcher/Joseph Fletcher (same parents) living;
Snake 65 yrs. (Flying Bird and Digging Woman) living.

Text Copyright (c) 2003 Ruby Bushyhead compiled by John L. Sipes. 

Deafy Fletcher #237, 59 yrs. old, died 8-5-1940
Marriages: Moose/Etta Hicks #2062 died 7-29-1941 legal marriage, not divorced
Children: Daisy Fletcher 27 yrs. (Moose/Etta Hicks) living
Children of Deceased Children: none at time of hearing Parents Buzzard, died before allots. Cheyenne and Lighting Woman #236 died 1-15-1928 Cheyenne

Text Copyright (c) 2003 Ruby Bushyhead compiled by John L. Sipes. 

Watonga Republican Newspaper, Feb. 2, 1928.
Representatives of the Cheyennes and Arapahoes going to Washington on Feb. 1, 1928. Robert Burns, Concho; Alfred Wilson, Weatherford; Jesse Rowlodge, Geary; Arnold Woolworth, Calumet were delegates chosen January 6th, at El Reno for special council on Black Hills Claim.
Daniel B. Henderson of Washington will present their claims. Jesse Rowlodge was a member of the delegation two years previously. Senator Hendricks of Wyoming and Senator Walsh of Montana supported a bill for the claim. The Oklahoma delegation also supports the bill.
Delegates to the meeting: Cantonment- Herbert Walker and Red Bird, Cheyennes; Watonga- John Block and Deforest Antelope, Cheyennes; Clinton- Kias and John Fletcher, Cheyennes; Colony- Theodore Haury and Henry Little Bird, Arapahoes; Weatherford- Jacob Runner and Alfred Wilson, Cheyennes; Canton- Little Raven and White Shirt(Man), Arapahoes; Cantonment- Ben Buffalo and Left Hand, Cheyennes; Geary- Henry Rowlodge and Arnold Woolworth, Arapahoes; Calumet- Henry Miles and Bird Chief, Jr., Arapahoes; Calumet- Mack Haag and Harry Black, Cheyennes; Kingfisher- Joe Yellow Eyes and Clarence Shepard, Cheyennes.

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