Anna H. Ridenour Congressional Testimony, 1914

February 7, 1914

The typed transcript of Anna H. Ridenour's testimony before the Joint Commission to Investigate Indian Affairs. At the time Ridenour was the matron at Carlisle.

In her testimony Ridenour explains her perspective on the use of corporal punishment on Julia Hardin and answers questions about the friction between herself and the students in her charge.

In the published version of this testimony Ridenour's section begins on page 1195.

Note: This content reveals information about corporal punishment, which some readers may find troubling. 


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National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, CCF Entry 121, #10144-1914-Carlisle-154
First page of typed transcript of testimony