Capacity of the Carlisle Indian School in 1882

January 24, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt details the additional capacity of the Carlisle Indian School at the beginning of 1882. He notes that the school is capable of having 200 boys and 125 girls on site at the school. In addition by sending students on the outing program the total capacity of the school further increase. He notes that there would be room for the Seminole students if desired by the Indian Affairs Department to send them though he noted he would prefer to see students from poorer areas be given priority. He ends by detailing that the initial enrollment period of the first Sioux children is set to expire but he believes many will stay on for an extended period.

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National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 59, 1882-#1645
Capacity of the Carlisle Indian School in 1882