Possibility of Abolishing the Native Indian Arts Department

Possibility of Abolishing the Native Indian Arts Department
Date: 
July 13 - December 16, 1911

Noting heavy criticism from H. B. Peairs and Charles F. Pierce, Superintendent Moses Friedman asks Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. G. Valentine if he wants Carlisle to continue its Native Indian Arts department, which was started February 1, 1906.

Before making a decision, Valentine asks Friedman for a detailed report on the department. Friedman asks Valentine to send drawing books to the school, so Mr. William and Mrs. Angel DeCora Dietz, the married couple running the department, can decide which books to teach. Assistant Commissioner F. H. Abbott tells Friedman that he should modify the Native Indian Arts Department. 

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Repository: 
National Archives and Records Administration
Location: 
RG 75, CCF Entry 121, #61427-1911-Carlisle-813