LETTER STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON GRAVE REMOVAL - March 30, 1923
Hayward Indian School
March 30, 1923
Mr. C.E. Brown
State Historical Society
Dear Mr. Brown:
I have just returned from an inspection of ‘The Post’, and find your letter of March 28th, relative to the removal of the Indian graves.
After making this last inspection, I doubt very much that there is going to be very much out there that will be of interest to you. I find, after the levels have been run by Mr. Schneider, a surveyor who has been representing the State Railway Commission in the construction of the dam, that the greater number of graves located in the cemetery at ‘The Post’, to which I particularly referred in my letter of March 26th, are above the high water mark and will not need to be moved. There are but two or three graves in that burying ground below the high water mark, which graves it will be necessary for the Power Company to move, and I thought, perhaps, that you would not care to make the trip for such a small number. However, that is a matter to be decided by you.
It is very probable that I will be in Madison the first part of next week for a conference with the U.S. Attorney, and if I am there, I shall make a point to call upon you for the purpose of talking this matter over more in detail.