May 23, 1881
Richard Henry Pratt outlines a proposal for sending students from the Carlisle Indian School to local families in the Cumberland Valley and Bucks County. Pratt justifies the program by noting that any cost will be offset by savings in food as families will be required to board the students. He notes that students will benefit from English immersion and proposes to send out 100 boys and 40 girls for the summer vacation.
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 21, 1881-#8960