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Letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham
July 30 1883

Page 1 of letter from David Pendleton Oakerhater to Mrs Mary Burnham dated 30 July 1883

Cheyenne & Arapahoes
Agency Darlington Ind Terr
July 30th 1883

My Dear white Mother

      To day in
the morning I have been
Sitting and thinking about
you our good friend Mrs
Wicks Send to me your
address and tell us about
all and So I can write
to you. she Say that
next first day august
you will Come back
at new York. My Dear
House Mother what she Say
to me I shall never forget.
You Say to me, when
Come back home, afterwa-
rd You will Come out
Indian Territory and

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make very good visit. now
that is very good. Do So
I am very glad in My
heart because My Dear
White Mother Mrs Burnham
we want to See her
very much. I hope next
Summer Come See us
Some time I have been Sick
and get well again; and
So I have not much
write friends at the East
Just we thinking great
deal about all. Mr-
Mrs Wicks all is family
we had go way down
Kiowa Agency I am little
Sorry Since get left me
now all right I am very
Some lone Some when
we think My Dear loving
House Mother and friends all

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we think about Your House and city at
Syracuse that most made me Sick we go
lie down on my bed I do not know how
long we Stay Kiowa School house Mr Wicks
I think he will take Superintendents and to
teach Kiowa Children about better way.
Kiowa Agency white people most all Episcopal
Church people Some thing that other thing
we tell about you that north Cheyenne
all go back home1 Dakota we go last of
July 20th 1883 I do not know how many days
getting home there Some Soldiers with them
this summer Capt R H Pratt2 wrote to me





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he say that next September
he coming out at Indian
Territory3 Make very good
visit also he want more
Indian Children take with
them at Carlisle Barracks
I do notdid know how many
he want when coming
and tell us about all
I think all very glad to
see him, and very glad
See us too everybody
want to See him well
just a little while I left
my write I wish to ride
the horse back I will try
throw Rope and catch
horse head we want
ride about five miles
and to See Sick people
only one I have horse
Mr Wicks take ride way



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down to Kiowa Agency
he not Send back to me
that my Cousin pony I ride
little while It is very hard
My I am busy Some time I take
walk about six eight
and more miles I am get
very tired Mr Wicks tell me
I to do so around find
Sick people this Country
most every day warm hot
and So I am not very strong
yet Perhaps soon I am Strong
Miss Carrie Wicks when Come
at Indian Territory all very
glad See her and very
glad See us too that time
the Indian people every
year but is improving
many different busy
farming Some Care of
Cattle freighting and the

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other work we are doing
and it all makes my
heart very glad. Some
time I go way down
to Kiowa Agency make
visit now not Since My
return Indian Territory
I never Saw any more
Buffalo all gone and
so Indian Territory people
try hard work make
corn I think we Stop
write I hope you well
Please Soon write to me
I shall very glad to
hear from you Please
give my love Miss Mable
Frank and all friends

I must Say Good bye
from Your friend

David Pendleton

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