Plan to Establish Indian School in Gettysburg

April 27, 1880

Andrew J. Koser informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that he visited the Carlisle Indian School, which he thinks is a "grand success" and more effective than reservation schools. He proposes the idea of purchasing the building formerly housing the Soldiers and Orphans Homestead in Gettysburg to establish a new Indian boarding school for 140 students.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

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National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, M234, roll 485, frames 91-93
Plan to Establish Indian School in Gettysburg