Richard Henry Pratt objects to the gender imbalance among two incoming student groups from L. J. Miles and from the Northern Arapaho. He notes that the work details of the school are divided among the sexes and depends on an equal number of girls and boys to be fair. The current makeup of the incoming students would further imbalance the schools gender ratio. Pratt ends by noting the entire educational system depends on educating both genders as he has received letters from returned students who have difficulties maintaining their education when their spouse was not schooled.
Objection to Present Composition of Arriving Students
January 28, 1881
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 5, 1881-#1661