Pratt Responds to BIA Policy Change Regarding Student Recruitment

Pratt Responds to BIA Policy Change Regarding Student Recruitment
Date: 
March 3, 1891 - March 10, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Henry A. Kennerly regarding an order from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that discouraged the transfer of mixed blood students to Carlisle. Kennerly notes that unless this order is modified he could not come up with a party of students.

Pratt adds that he while he agrees with the sentiment of the Commissioner a slight exception would be desirable but that he would be content if it remained. Pratt further writes that all students of mixed heritage should be regarded as white but that historically this has not been the case and as a result it would be difficult to enforce this new policy. He then writes various Agencies have inquired about sending more students and that he would like to go to the Ute Agency in Colorado to recruit students.

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Repository: 
National Archives and Records Administration
Location: 
RG 75, Entry 91, box 712, 1891-#9537