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UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS

United Pueblos Agency
Albuquerque, New Mexico
November 25, 1947

Mrs. Ruth Muskrat Bronson, Sec.
National Congress of American Indians
Washington, D.C.

Dear Ruth:

It was a pleasure to read your recent letter. However, there was one rather rapid promotion implied which is gratefully acknowledged but not exactly a reality. You addressed me as Supt. of Education; actually I am a Supervisor of Education. Thanks for the compliment; someday it may be my good fortune to rate the other title.

Eric Hagberg is out today and I'll be in the field tomorrow. Consequently I left a memo about your request for two stenographers to take shorthand minutes of the speeches etc. at Santa for the dates Dec. 4, 5, and 6th. I asked his secretary to have him answer the request immediately. Eric states that he has not received the letter you mentioned mailing to him but perhaps it will arrive in tonight's mail. 

Alel Paisano, Chairman of the All-Pueblo Council, received a wire from Nat Johnson asking that he give the welcome address on Dec 4th. Alel will do the job. The Santa Fe Indian School choir was invited to sing also. It appears that the group will also ablige. We are giving the event a deal of publicity here and have invited the various Pueblo Governors to attend. Selected leader-type high school students from the Albuo. and Santa Fe Indian Schools are interested in attending the meetings also. To me, this interest is significant. 

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We are looking forward to a most successful meeting with all of you. Please keep me informed, particularly about ways in which I or this group can help. 

Sincerely yours,
Alom
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