Exhibit U

THAD S. SMITH
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
ROOM 35 BELKNAP BLOCK

BILLINGS, MONTANA

February 8, 1911

Secretary of the Interior,

Washington D. C.,

Dear Sir:

Mrs. Violet Smith consulted an attorney by the name of E. H. Cullison relative to procuring her an allotment at or near Miami Oklahoma, She says the attorney charged her fifty Dollars and required her to sign certain papers and informed her the allotment could be procured.

At that time Cullison was practicing law at Baxter Springs Kansas but has since moved to Delaware Oklahoma.

I have written several letters to him concerning the matter but have received no response.

Mrs. Smith’s maiden name was Violet Creech, she married when about fifteen years of age and her husband died in Colorada. She claims her grandfather was a full blood Delaware Indian and she attended the Indian Schools in the Indian Territory before coming with her parents to Billings.

She is about nineteen years of age and claims the following table will show her Indian ancestry.

L.L. Creech (residing at Billings Montana) – Father
E. W. Creech  – Grandfather
Elizabeth Creech (nee Elizabeth Williams) – Grandmother
Elizabeth Williams – Great Grandmother
Tillie E. Fent now Tillie Creech – Mother
Mary F. Marshall (Mary F. Fent) – Grandmother
Lucinda Pringle (Lucinda Marshall) – Great Grandmother
W. M. Fent – Great Grandfather
Elizabeth Fent – Grandmother
Elizabeth Drake – Great Grandmother

She requests that the matter be placed in the hands of the proper officer of the Indian department and investigated.

If there is an other information necessary I will be glad to endeavor to procure it but she seems to have no other evidence.

Very truly yours,

(signed) Thad S. Smith