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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1883
([1883])

Report of Carlisle school,   pp. 161-165 PDF (2.3 MB)


Page 161

REPORT OF CARLISLE SCHOOL. 
161 
INDIAN TRAINING SCHOOL, CARLISLE, PA., 
August 31, 1883. 
SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith my fourth annual report. The change
in the time at which this report is required, leads me to think it better
hereafter to 
begin and end the report with the fiscal year, and I make this report to
cover the 
period between September 30, 1882, the date of my last annual report, and
June 30, 
1883, end of the fiscal year. 
The following table gives statistics of pupils during the period covered
by report: 
1- 
Tribes.              z 
Boys. 
Apaches.............Boy3 
Arapahoes .............    17 
Caddoes ...............     1 
Cheyennes .............    30 
Comanches ............     11 
Creeks ................    10 
Crows  ................. ..... 
Delaw.res...........I...... 
Gros Ventres ---------I     1 
Iowas     ............      3 
Kaws      ..............    3 
Keechieh ..............     1 
Kiowas-.............. -  4 
Lipans .................    1 
Menomonees ...........      5 
Miamies ...............I1 
Modocs ................     2 
Navajoes ............. ...... 
Nez Percs--.............   4 
Northern Arapahoes...       8 
Omahas ...............     20 
Osages ................    20 
Ottawas ...............     2 
Onondagas ............. ...... 
Pawnees ...............     9 
Poncas ................     5 
Pueblos ................   10 
Potawatomies ............ 
Sac and Foxes .........     1 
Sioux, Rosebud........I1 
Sioux, Pine Ridge           4 
Sioux, Sisseton.........   4 
Seminoles .............. ...... 
Shoshones .............,    2 
Towaconies .................. 
Wichitas ..............     5 
188 
Q            . 
0 
CI 
Girle. Boys. Girls. 
2  ...... ...... 
13  -- - - - - - 
......  8  ...... 
121    1  ...... 
15 
2 ----.... 
2 i...... '....... 
3 . .....  .. 
------ ---- 
......  ......'...... 
2  ............ 
1  11     1 
1............ 
2 ............ 
11  ............ 
14.......... 
.....  ....  I... .2 
4 ........... 
8.     1  .2 
. ....  23 11 
1     23     8 
4 .......... 
2 ...... ...... 
1 ...... ..... 
2 ...... ..... 
108    70     24 
goo- 
P 
5 
30 
1 
43 
11 
25 
8 
1 
1 
5 
5 
1 
9 
2 
8 
1 
4 
13 
5 
10 
31 
34 
4 
1I 
5 
21 
1 
1  , 
35 
36 
8 
2 
2 
1 
7 
390 
e 
0 
Boys. 
5 
Died. 
Girls. Boys.' Girls. 
.    3............ 
1.......... 
.    2........ ...... 
3.......... 
1....... ...... 
1 .... .. 
1..... ...... 
1 .... .. 
. ....  4... ... 
Our average during the nine months covered by my report was 367.7. For the
whole year between July 1, 1882, and June 30, 1883, it was 343. 
During the winter we had out in families, attending the public schools, 33
boys and 
19 girls. At the end of June, 1883, we had placed out 99 boys and 43 girls.
Our 
pupils come to us now for 5 years, 2 years of which we shall endeavor to
place them 
under this family training. My reports for 1881 and 1882 give a fair expression
of 
the continued esteem these placed-out students receive, and my remarks in
those two 
reports in regard to its advantages are reaffirmed. In my judgment it opens
up a 
practicable course to accomplish the destruction of race prejudices and to
bring our 
Indian population into useful, productive life. Two years in our school will
generally 
give to previously uneducated and untrained Indian boys and girls a sufficient
knowl- 
edge of English and enough skill and industry to make them acceptable helps
in 
farm and other industrial civilizerl pursuits. After three years' trial I
can see nothing 
to prevent a very great expansion of this system, so that it may be made
to bear upon 
thousands instead of a few score. But some encouragement and influence should
grow up looking to the enlargement of their sphere of life and usefulness
beyond 
reservation lines after the expiration of their school periods. 
5916 IND-11 
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be 
A 
Boys.1 Girls. 
3     2 
1f-   10 
26    11 
10.. 
10    13 
3     2 
4     1 
1.. 
3     2 
1     1 
5     3 
1.. 
2     2 
10     2 
4     1 
3     2 
20    10 
20    14 
2     2 
1. 
8     4 
4  .--- 
11    10 
1. 
1.. 
23    11 
26     9 
3     3 
2 
4     2 
239   12 
Total 
5 
27 
1 
37 
10 
23 
8 
1 
1 
5 
5 
1 
5 
2 
5 
1 
4 
12 
5 
5 
30 
34 
4 
1 
12 
4 
21 
1 
1 
34 
35 
6 
2 
2 
1 
6 
360o 
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