Pratt's Recommendations on Proposed Rules for Indian Schools

Pratt's Recommendations on Proposed Rules for Indian Schools
Date: 
July 8, 1890

Richard Henry Pratt returns the Rules for Indian Schools with a few recommendations. Pratt's main recommendation is that students should be as strongly encouraged as possible to enter the general public school system rather than establishing a separate Indian public school system. In addition, Pratt recommends an equal proportion of sexes at the Schools because otherwise the work that falls on the girls is too much. Other recommendations include night inspections by employees, limits on over crowding, and promotion within the Indian Service to limit turnover.

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Repository: 
National Archives and Records Administration
Location: 
RG 75, Entry 91, box 639, 1890-#20849