Letter Recommending Expansion of Education Program at Hampton Indian School

August 8, 1879

A letter wherein Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra A. Hayt writes to Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz to recommend expanding the kind of educational program pursued at Hampton for "the civilization of Indian youth of both sexes… far away from their homes". Hayt requests that the Secretary of War approve the use of Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, Pennsylvania to establish an Indian education school under the charge of Captain Richard Henry Pratt. 


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RG75, Entry 96, Medical and Educational, Volume 6A, page 100
Hand-written letter on onion-skin paper