Pratt Suggestions for Improving Student Recruitment for Training Schools

Pratt Suggestions for Improving Student Recruitment for Training Schools
Date: 
January 24, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter providing authority to transport to Wallace Charging Shield and Perry Laravie while also suggesting they serve as escort for other students. Pratt then states that he does not believe individuals in Agencies are currently capable of selecting students to attend the Training Schools in a fair manner. Pratt notes that many students who had desired to come to Carlisle have instead been sent to other Training Schools despite some Agency rules.

Pratt then suggests that the best Agency students be selected and promoted to the Training Schools along with additional suggestions for selecting students.

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Repository: 
National Archives and Records Administration
Location: 
RG 75, Entry 91, box 443, 1888-#2233