"Kill the Indian, and Save the Man": Capt. Richard H. Pratt on the Education of Native Americans

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Richard Henry Pratt

This resource includes the full text from Capt. Richard H. Pratt's "Kill the Indian, and Save the Man" speech delivered in 1892 from History Matters at George Mason University. It also includes shorter experts to be used according to needs and reading level. Ideas expressed in Pratt's speech are central to the development of the Carlisle Indian School (founded 1879) and other boarding schools across the country, which aimed to "civilize" and "Americanize" the Indian.