Recruitment of Navajo, Pueblo, and Ute Students

September 25, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt states that the Carlisle Indian School currently has 196 students with 20 Navajos and 10 Pueblos on the way, increasing enrollment to 226. He believes that they have room for 300 total students and requests that Major Berry and Colonel Page try to convince the Utes to send 50 students if the Ute Commission continues to stall or refuse. He mentions that the other 25-30 students would likely consist of some combination of the following nations: Chippewa, Menominee, and Pawnee. Finally, Pratt requests that all potential students receive a thorough physical exam and that an effort is made to balance the gender ratio

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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RG 75, M234, roll 486, frames 24-27
Recruitment of Navajo, Pueblo, and Ute Students