Rev. George M. Diffenderfer Congressional Testimony, 1914

February 7, 1914

The typed transcript of Rev. George Diffenderfer's testimony before the Joint Commission to Investigate Indian Affairs. At the time Diffenderfer contracted with Carlisle to preach sermons on a semi-regular basis. He had previously served as the school chaplain.

In his testimony Diffenderfer begins by clarifying his different connections to the school (chaplain, outing patron, etc.) then explains that he thinks Friedman has made progress in coordinating the academic and vocational programs at the school. He then answers questions from the Committee about discipline, alcohol use, and availability of food.

In the published version of this testimony Diffenderfer's testimony begins on page 1167.


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RG 75, CCF Entry 121, #10144-1914-Carlisle-154
First page of typed transcript of testimony