Richard Henry Pratt indicates that the delegation of students being recruited by the Rev. Sheldon Jackson should be left to the Indian Agents. He notes that the students Jackson can be more easily deceived and less likely to follow instructions. Pratt states that if there is difficulty in finding girls to attend Carlisle that there should only be the same number of boys sent in order to keep the gender ratio in Carlisle relatively even.
Instructions for Navajo and Ute Recruitment
March 21, 1881
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 12, 1881-#5009