Main Report of Inspector E. B. Linnen for 1914 Investigation

February 24, 1914

Chief Inspector E. B. Linnen reports his findings after conducting an investigation of the Carlisle Indian School in early 1914. Broken up into approximately 20 sections, this report discusses the shortcomings Linnen found with Moses Friedman's administration of the school including use of corporal punishment, misappropriation of athletic funds, poor academic curriculum, and management of food and discipline in such a way that meant "an open break and rebellion was imminent" just before Linnen began his investigation in late January of 1914.

In the report Linnen makes reference to evidence he gathered, labelling these exhibits in alphabetical order as the report progresses. Each of these exhibits can be found in the "1914 Congressional Investigation" topic tag.

Note: This content reveals information about corporal punishment, which some readers may find troubling. 


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RG 75, CCF Entry 121, #10144-1914-Carlisle-154
Front page of document, titled Report of The Carlisle Indian School By Inspector E. B. Linnen