Explanation and Statistics regarding Student Wages and Savings Accounts

Explanation and Statistics regarding Student Wages and Savings Accounts
Date: 
January 13, 1894

Captain Richard H. Pratt explains to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs the many benefits of paying student employees for their labor at the school and setting up savings accounts for each student. Pratt provides statistics on how much the school paid students and how many students were paid; he then compares to this to the amount that students earned on outing. 

Pratt also submits a report that lists irregular employees and includes details on their compensation, position titles, race, and the number of days worked at the school in December 1894. He distinguishes between the "White Labor," whose names appear on the first page, and the "Indian Apprentice Labor," representing student employees, listed on the subsequent pages of the report.

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Repository: 
National Archives and Records Administration
Location: 
RG 75, Entry 91, box 1055, 1894-#2179