Tuesday, August 21, 2018

White Man by the name of Henry Smith

Below is a letter dated December 11, 1935 from BIA Superintendent John W. Dady.  Apparently this Henry E. Smith bought some jewelry on credit and did not pay off the loan.  The jeweler then contacted the BIA hoping they could could garnish Henry Smith's wages in order to recoup the loss.
John Dady states

"...there is a white man by the name of Henry Smith married to Agnes Moro, a Pala Indian.  These people live on the Pala Reservation.  I presume he is the same man as the Henry E. Smith you mention in your letter.  He lives at Pala by right of sufferage only on account of being married to an Indian..."