Richard Davis and Paul Good Bear

Old Bull Bear, 84 yrs. old, died 11-4-1892. 
Marriages: Woman Stands In Buffalo Hole, Died 1877, Cheyenne; Pipe Woman, Died 1878, Cheyenne; Mrs. Bull Elk, Cheyenne. 
Children: Sharp Nose Woman, mother Pipe Woman died 1887; Clouding Woman/Sage Woman, mother Pipe Woman; Howling White, mother Pipe Woman; Oscar Bull Bear/Stands Till Morning, mother Pipe Woman; Young Bull Bear, mother Woman Stands in Buffalo Hole, died 1910; Richard Davis/Crooked Nose, died 8-15-1913; Emma Red Hair, died 7-24-1893; Elsie Davis. 
Children of Deceased Children: Nellie Haag/Woman, parents Young Bull Bear and Antelope; Old White Woman #1, 4 yrs. old, prior deceased; Lucy/Florence Bull Bear/ Old White Woman #2, Parents Young Bull Bear and Antelope; Standing Elk, parents Young Bull Bear and Antelope, prior deceased; Dock-ka-me-you, prior deceased; Charles Matches, parents Percy Kable and Emma Red Hair. 
Parents: not shown 
Brothers and Sisters not shown (Ruby Bushyhead Coll.) 

Text Copyright (c) 2003 Ruby Bushyhead C&A Family Heirship and Estate Testimonies. 

The following named pupils recently became members of the First Presbyterian Church of Carlisle: Ernie Black, Clarence Wolf Face  Abe Somers, Carl Matches, William Fletcher and Richard Davis, Cheyenne, and Neatha, Arapaho; and Elizabeth Dixon, Menominee,  Phebe Howell, Pawnee; Mollie Neatha, Northern Arapahoe; Julia Pryor and Metopah, Osages, joined the Second Church. 


A.J.Standing to J.M.Lee, Sept.13, 1885 Bull Bears sons, Oscar and Richard Davis "exemplary young men". 

Text Copyright (c) 2004 John Sipes
(Berthrong Cheyenne Collection. Carlisle School Section.)


Richard Davis (Cheyenne) : “The stock. raising that is now going on largely on the reservations did not save the wild Indians from starving during this past winter. Think of them at present. Many of them are stock raisers. But why do they get the rations from the govcrnment of the United States? Why is it the civilized tribes don’t have any? Because they went to work for their living on the farm and did not starve. A stock-raiser is not the only one who raises many animals, but the farmer comes above him. He is a raiser of the stock as well as many other things that he has to do for himself and others. When the Indian shall receive land in severalty, 160 to 200 acres of land will not be the place for 200 or 500 stock, not even 100. If a man goes out to be a stock-raiser and gets his  wealth and leaves it, this shows that their business is one they do not care to follow always. The Indian cannot live without rations now for the game he used to have is scarce. Farming will keep the rations off and will help the Indian to become a citizen of the United States. 
     It may take many months of hard labor, but an industrious Indian will not be discouraged and leave, but bedcome as one of the honest agriculturalists." 



   Soon after General George Custer had slain chief Black Kettle and his warriors, of the Southern Cheyennes, on the Washita river Indian Territory, some six or seven hundred under my father departed from the Northern Cheyennes of Dakota and joined with those of the south. At the arrival of these Indians, in the spring of 1867, my life began; then the war with the Cheyennes was at hand. In hunting and riding on ponies with my father I early learned that the United States troops could not capture us. 
   My early life was that of an Indian of the west until in 1876 when the Cheyennes marched up with a flag of truce to the military post on the North Fork Canadian river. They were soon disarmed; ponies and prisoners were taken because of their cruelty to the whites in Kansas and other places along their country. 
   When the last war of 1876 took place, the prisoners were put under the care of Capt. Pratt who brought them away in chains to Florida, and the kindness he had shown towards them was honored by the tribe, and in the summer of 1877 they were willing their children should become educated. A reservation school was opened where I entered and left my blanket and paint. I attended school irregularly. 
   When 1879 came, a school for all the tribes of Indians was opened at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. I had the permission from my father to spent three years at that place. When I arrived October 27th, I was put to read from the chart, i arithmetic I began at the first part. I had no knowledge of the English language. 
   The second year of the school in the summer, I was out at Danboro, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with a farmer by the name of Henry Kratz; there I learned my first lessons in farm work. I stayed from June to September 1881. I returned to carlisle and took up my second reader, arithmetic and geography. 
   The third summer vacation came, and many of my Cheyenne friends who came with me in 1879 bade good-bye to me and they returned to their western homes, but I turned my face towards the east instead of the west, and went to live with another farmer by the name of Joshua Keller, a Pennsylvania Dutchman at Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County. I was there from June to October 1882. I learned how to take care of the fruit trees; how to graft and bud them and other things. Besides that I found many friends among the white boys, but some of them were not so good, and I soon left them alone. I returned to the school, and entered in the school printing office, where I learned how to set type for our monthly paper the MORNING STAR. I worked half a day and wen to school the other half. That year I took the third reader, arithmetic, geography and language. During this year I became a member of the First Presbyterian church, at Carlisle and was baptized by Rev. Joseph Vance. 
    When our fourth vacation came I again went out to Bucks county to live with a Quaker by the name of Joseph Eyre, of Dolington. I was with him from May to September 1883. From him I learned to do man's work on the farm. I was called from the west by my father, and on the 18th of that month some thirty of us started from Carlisle to our homes. On our arrival at the agency very little improvement was made by them and it was greatly discouraging to me, and I begged my father to send me back to Carlisle. by that time I understood and spoke a little of the English language; I was put in a higher class and received the fourth reader, geography, arithmetic and language. 
   The summer of 1884 I was sent to the President of a Bank, John B. Garrett, a good Friend in Philadelphia, to be a coachman for him from June to October. When the school opened I returned and began with my studies in Fifth reader, U.S. history, grammar, and went into a higher arithmetic. Last summer I visited Washington where they wanted me to go into a printing office, but Capt. Pratt thought I had better stick to school a while longer and get a higher education and better knowledge of my trade. I can set seven thousand ems of type in a day and I intend to work until I can set twelve. 
                                                                                         RICHARD DAVIS, 

THE MORNING STAR, December 1885.

  The non-commissioned officers as now settled upon for the present school year are: 
  Sergeant-Major Richard Davis; Sergeants for Company A: Chester Cornelius, Dick Wallace, Joel Tyndall, Stacy Matlock, and Wm. Morgan. 
  Corporals Brule I.E. Feather, Roland Fish, Samuel Keryte, Calls Horselooking, and Work Together. 
  Sergeants for Company B: Frank Lock, Kish Hawkins, Luther Kuhns, Geo. Thomas, Timber Yellowrobe. 
  Corporals Harvey Warner, Arrow R. Horse, Jos. Lone Wolf, Constant Bread, Frank Dorian. 
  Sergeants for Company C: William Brown, Luke Phillips, Carl Leider, Otto Zotom, Phillips White. 
  Corporals, Jessie Cornelius, Staley, Jonas Place, Albert Anderson, Chas. Wolf. 

September 30 1887 INDIAN HELPER

  The Indian Union Debating Club held a meeting last Friday night, the first this year.  The following officers were elected: President, Richard Davis; Vice President, Kish Hawkins; Secretary, Carl Lieder; Treasurer Harry Raven; Reporter, Samuel Townsend; Marshall Frank Lock. 

October 7, 1887 INDIAN HELPER

  The event of the week was the marriage of Richard Davis, (Cheyenne) and Nannie Aspenall (Pawnee) in the chapel Tuesday noon, by Rev. Dr. Norcross, of Carlisle. The large flag that draped the platform and the bank of blooming plants in front of the reading desk, gave a touch of brightness to the scene. 
  We thought the bridal party as they came down the aisle to the glad strains of the "Wedding March," and took their places in front, unusually decorous and self-possessed. The bridesmaids and groomsmen were - Chester Cornelius, Dessie Prescott; Wm. Morgan, Edith Abner; Phillip White, Lily Cornelius; Joel Tyndall, Lily Wind; John D. Miles, Phebe Howell; Otto Zotom, Annie Thomas. 
  The simple service, clear and full of feeling, was followed by an earnest prayer and the newly married pair passed out. The guests and employes followed, wending their way to the sewing-room, where a reception was held and all enjoyed an ample lunch. 
  An hour of pleasant intercourse quickly passed - the good byes were said - rice thrown after the happy pair - and they were gone - launched on the new life to make for themselves a white man’s home in the white man’s country. 
  Quite a number of presents were given them. The boys gave them a sewing machine, the girls a chamber set. Other friends gave a beautiful Bible, table and tea spoons, a clock, towels, white spread, tea set, large engraving, little stove, brass tea kettle, splasher, tidies, books, iron and stove holders, tea towels, bureau covers, etc. 

March 23, 1888 INDIAN HELPER

  Extracts From Compositions of Two Indian Boys. 

  Our old Guard House was erected in 1776, by some of the prisoners that were confined under the authority of General Washington, who was then the Commandant of the armies. 
  Those prisoners were Hessians from Germany, who were hired by the British to assist in crushing liberty in these United States of America. 
  No doubt they worked very hard in putting in some of those large stones. 
  It is strongly built (65x22 ft.), with walls whose thickness is 6 ft., consisting of stone on the outside and the rest brick. 
  The walls extend to some 18 ft. up forming an arched ceiling, but the outside wall is 8 ft. high meeting the roof made of tin which runs up to some 18 or 20 feet. 
  It has three light-rooms (18x10 ft.) and four dark cells (7x6 ft.) 
  One of the large rooms is for the guard and in in the middle part. 
    (continued on Fourth Page.) 
  It was used by the military forces until 1879 when the Barracks were turned into an  Indian School. 
  By its ruins in the inside wall it seems at times there might have been thirty or fifty prisoners trying to break out. 
  It is now used only for strong headed or refractory Indian boys at this school. 

April 6, 1888 INDIAN HELPER

The Red Man for April will contain President Cleveland’s views on the language order; What the N. Y. Times has to say editorally upon the same; An interesting letter from the Crow Agency, Mont., physician, in regard to hospitals on reservations; Appeals from other agencies; The test of Time, in regard to "English in Indian Schools;" The Beautiful Indian Territory and the openiug of same for settlement; Record of the Osage Students from Carlisle; Speech of Joshua Given, Kiowa, before our pupiis; How Indians get their names; An evening with Japan, or what Mr. Kanzo Uchimura, a young Japanese, said to us in a speech; Bills on Indian matters before Congress; Discussion in Congress on the Mission Indians; Carlisle Indian boys on farms ; Frances E. Williard’s remarks to us; The visiting Apache chiefs; Description of Richard Davis’ marriage, with letters from him and his employer; Editorial matter upon Indian topics of the day; What pupils write home; besides notes on the happenings at the school during the month. 

April 20, 1888 INDIAN HELPER

  Yours received.  So far we are getting on well.  Have been visiting friends at Downingtown and Phila. 
  If you had made your way here when you were out among the farm boys you would very likely have found me painting our old house that is a hundred and forty-six years old. 
  Along the west side of it, the figures 1742 are made of black brick and laid in with the other bricks so as to show 1742, and the figures are very large and show plainly. 
  The house is two stories high and is in the shape of the letter L.  Its walls are strongly built with a slate roofing.  All of the bricks were imported from England.  The wood part only is wearing out and has been repaired in some places.  We have finished the red painting part and are now striping it white.  At the beginning of this month the regular dairyman left, and so now I have to be responsible for that place.  I have to be very active in getting our cream to the station and in skimming, I have to be very careful to get 

cream only, for if I don't the parties we send to will growl at us. 
  Remembering us to all, I am, 
         Yours Truly, 

September 14, 1888 INDIAN HELPER

  Charley Wolf who now calls himself Chas. Williams, writes from Idaho Territory that he has found plenty to do since he went home. He visited the printing office at Wallowa, Oregon, one day and they were glad he could help them for a day. They would have given him steady work and he would have stayed but as he was offered a place with a Surveyors’ Company both he and Jesse Paul are working at that business for a while at $40 a month. He says one day they surveyed right through a wigwam and it made him think of Richard Davis’ speech here when "Railroads through Indian reservations" was up for debate. 

October 12, 1888 INDIAN HELPER

 Mr. William Harvey with whom Richard Davis lives, spent Wednesday night with us. He says Richard, Nannie and the baby are well. 

February 1, 1889 INDIAN HELPER

Richard Davis expects before long to visit friends at the school. 

 Our youngest baby Richenda Davis is growing very fast and is as good as pie. Her papa being Cheyenne and her mamma Pawnee it has been suggested by a friend of the baby that she be called Chey-Paw. 

March 8, 1889 INDIAN HELPER

Davis, Elsie  [NARA FILE ABSTRACT - Record Group 75, File 1327] 
     Carlisle Indian Cemetery Plot #:d-7 
     Blood Quantum: full 
     Arrived CIIS: 5/21/90 
     Departed CIIS: 7/16/93 cemetery
Board of Indian Commissioners, Twenty- Second Annual Report of the year 1890. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1891. Page 170. 

During the campaign of 1874 and 1875 against the Cheyennes, Kiowas, and Comanches, in the Indian Territory, two of our companies ran into a large Cheyenne camp on the border of the Staked Plains near the headwaters of the Washita River. The Indians vastly outnumbered the troops, and the troops, by rapid retreat, barely escaped being annihilated. Two soldiers were killed and left on the field. When the companies reached our main camp, our whole force was at once ordered out and moved on the Cheyennes. The Cheyennes had, doubtless, followed the troops, I was the first to enter the vacated camp. The two soldiers had been scalped, and near the center of the camp, on elevated ground, I found a pole about 10 feet high on the top of which was the fresh scalp of one of the soldiers, while the sod around the pole,for about 20 feet or more, was all worn out by the dancing of the Indians. I found out afterwards from the Indians that their women and children had danced all night around the scalp. Among these dancers was a lad about 10 or 11 years old. Some time after the war, when these Indians had come in about their agancy, this lad was induced to attend the agency school. On the opening of Carlisle, in 1879, he was one of the first pupils. He was bright and capable, advanced rapidly to the higher department, and in time became sergeant-major of the cadet organization. After being eight years with us he married one of our girls, a member of another (the Pawnee) tribe. Both he and his wife, having established themselves in the confidence of the white people through our outing system, he found employment and went out from us to live in a community near Philadelphia. He has been in the service of a responsible business man for three years. He has arduous duties to perform which require him to get up at 4 oclock inthe morning. He receives a salary which enables him to support himself and his family. During these three years neither he nor his family has cost the Government of the United States one cent. Both he and his wife are respected members of the church and the community where they live. He pays his taxes and votes. He desires to remain among civilized people and follow the pursuits of civilized life. He can talk of his former savage habits and the habits of his people, but he despises them and deplores the pauper condition into which his people have been forced by the system of control and management pursued by the United States. I know scores of like cases, Cheyennes, Comanches, Arapahoes, Kiowas, Sioux, and others of the most nomandic tribes. 

Text Copyright (c) 2002 Sipes/Berthrong Boarding School Experiences Collection. 

   Richard Davis, Cheyenne, who is working for himself in the east on an independent basis, writes, "When I went to carlisle I began with the chart and then went through with the Frist, second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Readers, Arithmetic, Geography, U.S. History, Physiology, Philosophy and Geometry.  I knew the English allpahbet and coud read a little before I went to carlisle. Had no knowldege of the English language and had no work to do before going there, but when I went there I learned how to talk English." He is now dairying in Chester Counlty, and receiving $30 a month wages and he also has charge of Guernsey calves. He married an educated Pawnee girl at our school and they have a tenant house, paying $3.00 a month rent to their employer. He owns 37 head of cattle which are on the Cheyenne reservation. 

June 1890 THE RED MAN, p. 3.

Richard Davis led the meeting Sunday evening. His earnest, thoughtful words will long lived in the memories of those who heard him. 

   We have had a visit from Richard and Nannie Davis with their two precious babies. They came from their home in Chester County, on Friday. (Doesn't that sound just right - an Indian having a HOME right here in Pennsylvania?) Every body loved the babies at first sight. Richenda Davis and Mary Davis are their names. While here Mr. Choate took their photograph and we all want one, of course if it is good. Nannie was the picture of health and happiness. Richard was just getting over a severe cold. Their dairy work called them back early Monday morning, but we hope they may come again sometimes. 

December 5, 1890 INDIAN HELPER

A new premium picture: Richard Davis, Cheyenne, who married Nannie Aspinall, Pawnee, has been living with his family in Chester county for several years. It is now Richard Davis, the citizen. Richard and Nannie and their two bright pretty little children born in Pennsylvania, make a very interesting group. The photograph is worth 20 cents cash, or will be sent free to the person forwarding five subscriptions to the HELPER and a one-cent stamp extra. 

February 27, 1891 INDIAN HELPER

Richard Davis, a young Cheyenne, married one of our Pawnee girls and went to live on a farm, since which he has become a worthy citizen of Pennsylvania. The family of four - two pretty little children, are an interesting picture which may be had for twenty cents cash or a club of five subscribers for the HELPER. 

April 17, 1891 INDIAN HELPER

Mrs. Richard Davis with her two babies Richenda and Mary attended Commencement. 

June 5, 1891 INDIAN HELPER

Richard Davis’ house at the near farm is receiving its last touch of paint and will soon be ready for occupancy. Richard and Nannie will have a nice little home there. The outlook from the west balcony is beautiful. 

   Premiums will be forwarded free to persons sending subscriptions for the INDIAN HELPER, as follows: 
1. For one subscription and a 2-cent stamp extra. a printed 
copy of the Pueblo photo, advertised below in paragraph 5. 
2. For two subscriptions and a 1-cent stamp extra, the printed 
copy of Apache contrast, the original photo. of which, composing two groups on separarte cards, (8x10), may be had by sending 30 subscriptions, and 5 cents extra. 
(This is the most popular photograph we have ever had taken, as it shows such a decided contrast between a group of Apaches as they arrived and the same pupils four months later.) 
3. For five subscriptions and a l-cent stamp extra a group of 17 
Indian printer boys. Name end tribe of each given. Or, 
pretty faced pappoose in Indian cradle. Or, Richard Davis and family. 
4. For seven subscriptions and a 2-cent stamp extra, a boudoir combination showing all our prominent buildings. 
5. For ten subscriptions and a 2-cent stamp extra, two photo 
graphs, one showing a group of Pueblos as they arrived in their Indian dress and another of the same pupils, three years after, showing marked and interesting contrast. Or, a contrast of a Navajo boy as he arrived and a few years after. 
6. For fifteen subscriptions and 5-cents extra, a group of the whole school (9x14),  faces show distinctly. Or, 8x10 photo of prominent Soux chiefs. Or, 8x10 photo of INidan baseball club. Or, 8x10 pohto of graduating classes, choice of '89, '90, '91. Or, 8x10 photo of buildings. 
7. For forty subscrptions and 7-cents extra, a copy of "Stiya, a returned Carlisle Indian girl at home." 
   Without accompanying extra for postage, premiums will not be sent. 

October 23, 1891 INDIAN HELPER

The members of the Standard Debating Society have elected the following officers for the ensuing term : President, Samuel Townsend 
1st. Vice President., Charles Dagenett; 2nd Vice President, Arthur Johnson; Recording Secretary, Albert Bishop; assistant Secre- 
tary Chauncey Y. Robe; Corresponding Secretary, Fred B. Horse,, Treasurer, George Ladeaux; Reporter, Richard Davis; Marshal, Staily Norcross.. 

[same as above premium offer] 

December 4, 1891 INDIAN HELPER

No. 922, Richard Davis, father, 25, at Carlisle; 923, Richenda A. Davis, daug., 4, at Carlisle; 924, Mary A. Davis, 2, at Carlisle. 

Sipes Corrected Dawes Roll, May 7, 1892. Text Copyright (c) John C. Sipes 2003.

A little run down to the farm and a chat with Mrs. Richard Davis, who is a Pawnee,  gave us the news that William Morton, class 
‘90, is still on the police force at the Agency. He is married and is enjoying most excellent health. 

At the Dawes Bill meeting on Wednesday evening, Dennison Wheelock and Richard Davis made stirring speeches in addition to 
Mr. Standings remarks, which are always in favor of the main points of the Bill. Dennison cannot see much in the Bill that is helpful for his people, the Oneidas, while Richard Davis is disposed to think that Mr. Standings views are about right. 

February 10, 1893 INDIAN HELPER

[Repeat of premium/photo offer] 

March 24, 1893 INDIAN HELPER

DIED - On the 30th of April, Susan Longstreth, in the 81st year of her age. 
Susan Longstreth, one of Carlisle's earliest, most loyal and most helpful friends, went to her home on Sunday, the 30th of April, full of years and good works. We had just arrived at Carlisle with our first party of students, in 1879 when she in company with one of her former pupils, Miss Mary H. Brown, came to the school, looked over its needs and from that time forward she became one of its most devoted and unswerving friends. In every emergency she not only gave liberally herself, but influenced others, especially in the beginning when the Government was inclined to be doubtful and to withhold help. During all the years of the history of the school, until disabled by sickness, her letters and words of encouragement and advice were most helpful to the school management. Having for a period of fifty years carried on a very celebrated young ladies’ school in Phila., she was qualified and able to give most helpful advice. Her calm, sweet face from its place on the walls of the chapel has looked down upon the school in all its assemblies for a number of years, an inspiration in itself to higher, nobler 
and better things. All Carlisle feels the loss of its noble, good friend. Capt. and Mrs. Pratt, Miss Burgess, Miss Shaffner, Richard Davis, Martha Napawat, Alice Long Pole, Annie 
Lockwood, Maggie Thomas, Julia Given, Phebe Howell, Katie Grinrod, Bettie Wind and Mary Bailey attended the funeral, which took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Twelfth St. Meeting House, ‘Phila. 


Roll No. not shown clearly on document for---Elsie Davis, 18, at Carlisle. Julia Bent, 21, at Carlisle. Kate Stalker, 16, at Carlisle. 

Sipes Corrected Dawes Roll, May 7, 1892. Text Copyright (c) John C. Sipes 2003.

The remains of Elsie Davis were laid quietly to rest in the school grave yard on Monday afternoon. Elsie has been a sufferer for several months and died Sunday afternoon of consumption. 

July 21, 1893 INDIAN HELPER.

  The above name is familiar to all who knew Carlisle in her early days. 
  Richard is an ex-Cheyenne pupil, and married one of Carlisle's Pawnee girls.  They lived for several years in the east, Mr. Davis following the dairy business.  He had charge of our own dairy for a time.  A few years since, Mr. and Mrs. Davis moved to the Cheyenne Agency and are now living on their own farm. 
  We do not often hear from them, but Mrs. Bushman had a letter from Mrs. Davis recently and she writes most cheerfully of their home and prospects. 
  They have five daughters.  Richenda and May who were born in the east, are now going to school at Anadarko, 70 miles from home.  Mrs. Davis says they are big girls.  They call the youngest two their Oklahoma girls. 
  There is some talk of Richard coming east with a party of chiefs who will visit Washington on business connected with the tribe. 

July 29, 1898 INDIAN HELPER

  A very interesting letter has been received from Annie Thomas Lillibridge, whose husband is one of the corps of workers of the Genoa Nebraska School, and who is editor of the News published at the school.  We all remember Annie Thomas when a pupil with us.  She recently attended the Omaha Exposition and found there a number of our old pupils.  Among others, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davis, White Buffalo, Jesse Bent, Frank Everett, Joe Stewart, Elsie Springer Baxter, all in attendance upon the Indian Congress, and most of them as interpreters.  She missed by only a few hours seeing Nellie Carey.  Mrs. Lillibridge says that the Genoa brass band played for a few weeks at the Exposition, and won the admiration of the people.  Captain Mercer who is in charge of the Indian Congress spoke of them in the highest terms. 

September 30, 1898 INDIAN HELPER

  Alex. Upshaw, '97, has heard that it was said that he was seen at the Omaha Exposition dressed as Indian, and he would have it distinctly understood that the statement is false and injurious.  Richard Davis and he were called to have their photographs taken for the Smithsonian Institute and donned buckskin suits for the picture.  They both wore the same coat and he wore the pantaloons that morning.  Alex. in keeping with those not Indian, paid his board, and did not join in any of the Indian games except when sent by the authorities; the interpreters must do their duty and he did not wish to refuse the agent.  He took part in sham battles in order to have his men understand what Captain Mercer planned for the Indians. He went with the Crow Indians as their interpreter.  Alex. would have his schoolmates know that he is trying to be a man, although in the midst of trials and temptations.  He says Montana is a good climate for good health. 

October 28, 1898 INDIAN HELPER

(Followup letter from Richard Davis, Cheyenne Indian)
Boggy, Washita County, O.T., Jan. 21, 1899.
Reports that the "Younger Indians" desire to have a voice in the appointment of an Attorney.
Attachment to letter states: Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency, Darlington, Okla., Jan. 26, 1899.
Respectfully forwarded to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for his information. The writer of this is an educated Indian - a Carlisle graduate. /S/ A.E. Woodson, Major U.S.A.. Acting Indian Agent.
Boggy, Washita Co., Okla. O.T., Jan. 21, 1899.
Maj. A.E. Woodson. U.S. Indian Agent, Darlington, O.T.
Dear Sir: If the older Indians have not arrange the matter of appointing an Attorney for the 2 tribes, we younger Indians ought certainly have our side of the case represented - and should not be called upon to pay the penalty for what our parents or grandparents are said to have done. As I said if it has not been attended to by this time we would to get a say of the proceedings that are now being had to give us time to take action in defense. If any more Indians are going we want them to go with full power to act. I am in favor of getting a skillful lawyer to watch this for us, but some how I am not inclined to have Mr. Field. Great many of us have just learned what was wanted since two wks. I think I am too late but I want you to know my views in this matter. If you answer any of my letters forward them to Mr. Avant, our Farmer. Very Respectfully, Richard Davis.
(The above letters were in reference to claims of land, treaties, and monies illegally taken from the C&As to pay six attorneys for the C&A Tribes in the Dawes Act or Allotmant Act which the Attorneys did nothing to defend the tribes in the Dawes Act and taking of the reservation and opening the rest of the land to homeless settlers April 12. 1892.)

Text Copyright (c) 2005 Sipes/Berthrong Cheyenne Collections. Allotment Files and Land Thieves of the C&A Reservation.

We *ll remember little Richendr Davis. 
who was at Carlisle~Wl%Zi *n infant 
in *rme. She comee thirr week ta her 
friendri at the school. with * hewsi 
little letter, 88 follows : 
March 18, 1%. 
I got your most. kind and welcome 
letter come time ago. I got the picture 
you sent to me and was very glad to get 
the pictnre. The Cheyennes end Arapa- 
hoes are now getting their pay. Mam- 
ma has *nott+r little baby boy, WILB born 
on Sunday night st half past nine. I do 
not know what its name soinu to be. 
I am very glad to hr*+ih&“m-ell 
snd Mre Pratt. 

March 25, 1904 RED MAND AND HELPER.

Richard Davis,34,full blood,Chey.,father,married by clergyman, father Bull Bear,dead, mother Buffalo Wallow,dead. Richinda A. Davis, 13; Mary A. Davis,11; father Richard A. Davis and mother Nellie Davis. (Pawnee) (Nellie A. Davis with 2 or 3 children retains her rights with her tribe at Pawnee Agency, Okla.) 

Lulu Davis (not enrolled at C&A Agency) died 3-6-1907, single, Richard Davis is father. 

Births and Deaths of C&As (no name of vol. pages only shown)
1902 C&A Family Registar 
Text Copyright (c) 2003 Ruby Bushyhead C&A Family Heirship and Estate Testimonies compiled by John Sipes.

Chicago, Illinois, January 19, 1914.
F.E. Farrell, U.S. Disbursing Officer, Darlington, Oklahoma.
Dear Sir;
When you was at my house on the night of December 23rd. last, you told me that you had requested authority for money belonging to my niece, Pauline Big Horse, so you could send her to Arizona and the following day Mrs. Wilcox notified me that the authority had been granted.
I saw Paulines mother and she is willing to have Pauline sent to Phoenix, Arizona. I hope by this time she is over there and I want to thank you for the interest you took in her case and I hope she will improve and come back well.
I wish you, soon, to let me know if she is over there. I am here in Chicago and if any of my lease money comes to you please send to me here.
Very respectfully yours, /S/ Richard Davis
Address;-- Richard Davis, C/O Toona Indian Company, 543 Lincoln Parkway, Chicago, Illinois.

Text Copyright (c) 2005 C&A Phoenix Indian School File, Berthrong Cheyenne Collection

Nellie A. Davis, female, born 1867. 

Richard Davis, male, born 1868. 

Richanda Davis, female, born 1889, mother; Nannie Esther Eades, dau., born 1920; Susie Rosetta 
Eades,dau., born 1921. 

Mary A. Davis/Mrs. Walter Rhodes, female, born 189, mother; Virginia Lizetta Rhodes, dau., born 
1910; Walter Rhodes, son, born 1914; Dallas Davis Rhodes, son, born 1919; Neellee Mae Rhodes, 
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.
Text Copyright (c) John C. Sipes  2003 .

Geary Times Journal, August 6, 1936. 
From far away Montana comes word that Frank Bush has joined a motion picture show company on location there. Through the efforts of Richard Davis. 

Text Copyright (c) 2005 Sipes/Berthrong Cheyenne Collections. Newspaper Section.