Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding a desire by the Secretary of the Interior to increase enrollment at Carlisle. Pratt suggests that a number of new rules be adopted regarding students' ages, gender ratio, and health. Pratt also suggests that the children of chiefs and headmen be preferred, to ensure good behavior among parents.
Richard H. Pratt Recommendations for School Enrollment Rules
February 24, 1880
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Series 79, box 574, Miscellaneous-1880-P-#0313