Plan for Reverend Sheldon Jackson to Recruit Southwestern Students

Plan for Reverend Sheldon Jackson to Recruit Southwestern Students
Date: 
April 12, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt approves the Commissioner of Indian Affairs' suggestion that General Agent for the Presbyterian Board of Missions Sheldon Jackson should recruit and send students from Colorado and New Mexico to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt states that Jackson recently visited Carlisle and is familiar with what types of students the school is looking for, and it would allow him to stay at the school rather than leaving for long periods of time to recruit 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
Location: 
RG 75, M234, roll 485, frames 907-909