Copy of First School Newspaper and Report of School Progress

Copy of First School Newspaper and Report of School Progress
Date: 
January 25, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt a copy of the first issue of Eadle Keatah Toh, the first newspaper published at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that more donations will soon fund the purchase of a better printing press, and discusses other topics including new student uniforms and the possible purchase of farmland. Regarding future students he states that he would prefer more girls than boys, not over the age of sixteen, and that ten is not too young. 

The newspaper enclosed in this letter is included in this document, and is also posted in the Publications section of the website.

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Repository: 
National Archives and Records Administration
Location: 
RG 75, Series 79, box 574, Miscellaneous-1880-P-#0132