Recruitment of Female Students from the Indian Territory for Hampton

Recruitment of Female Students from the Indian Territory for Hampton
Date: 
October 27, 1879

Hampton Institute Principal Samuel C. Armstrong informs Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz that he received a telegraph from Captain Richard H. Pratt, who is currently in the Indian Territory. Pratt stated that there are many Indian girls in the Indian Territory who would be great students at Hampton. Armstrong states that, though he would rather have Dakota girls, it would be better to have new female students from the Indian Territory than none at all.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

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National Archives and Records Administration
Location: 
RG 75, M234, roll 480, frames 157-159