Pratt Informs Office of Upcoming Student Departures

March 13, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that 101 pupils are due to be returned to their homes after having spent five years at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt digresses from his request to cover transportation for these pupils by discussing the fact that he feels their futures are much more uncertain by returning them to their communities rather than allowing them to remain in the East.

Pratt ends by requesting that he be allowed to enroll 200 new students for the upcoming school year. He notes that he will provide additional details nearer the close of the fiscal year.

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National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 452, 1888-#7015
Pratt Informs Office of Upcoming Student Departures