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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1892
61st ([1892])

Reports of supervisors of education,   pp. 619-646 PDF (13.1 MB)


Page 634

634          REPORTS OF SUPERVISORS OF EDUCATION. 
The agency boarding school is in excellent condition. A new building, com-
prising class and assembly rooms, has recently been erected. An additional
building is needed for the boys, to include dormitories and sitting room,
and a 
system of water supply under pressure is desirable. The facilities for industrial
training are good and the results are excellent. 
The Yamax boarding school continues to merit its high reputation. The 
building is overcrowded. A new-'ormitorv is needed. A system of waterworks,
including tower and windmill, is also desirable. The fine farm of 500 acres
and 
the carpenter shop, afford good facilities for instruction in these departments.
Siletz Agency.-The boarding school h~s an enrollment of 65 pupils, which
equals 
its capacity. Twenty-five from this reservation are attending Harrison Insti-
tute. Six children are not attending school. The buildings are fair. An addi-
tion to the boys' dormitory is needed. 
Grand Ronde Agency.-The Grand Ronde boarding school has a capacity of 75.
Seventy-four pupils are enrolled. Twenty children of school age have not
at- 
tended school. The building for girls is in good repair. The boys' building
is 
old, worthless, and dangerous. The school barn is old, decayed, and of no
value. 
A new building for boys, to include dormitories and sitting room and a school
barn, are sadly needed. 
Warm Springs Reservation.-The agency boarding school has an enrollment of
76 
pupils. The school building is old and worthless. The erection of a new build-
ing with a capacity of 100 pupils has been planned. The Sinamasho boarding
school has a capacity for 65 pupils. The buildings are badly constructed
and of 
little value. A new building similar to the one planned for the agency school
is needed. A system of waterworks for supplying the school with spring water
under pressure is desired. There are 224 children of school age on this agency;
9 are attending the Harrison Institute. 
The Umatilla Reservation.-The Umatilla boarding school has an enrollment
of 72. 
There are 195 children of school age on the reservation. This school now
has 
three fine buildings, including one for class and assembly rooms just completed.
It can accommodate 100 pupils. 
SCHOOLS IN WASHINGTON. 
Puyallup Agency.-The number of children of school age belonging to the Puy-
allup Consolidated Agency is as follows: 
Reservation.                     Males. Females. Total. 
Puyallup------------------.----------------------------------------- 81 
73  154 
Chehalis..     .   .   .   .   .   .   .    ..------------------------------------------------------
13  17  30 
S'kokomish..     .  .   .   .   .   .   .   ..---------------------------------------------------15
 17  32 
Squaxon..      .   .   .   .    .  .   .    ..------------------------------------------------------
9  10  19 
Nisqually..    .    .  .   .    .   .  .    ..-----------------------------------------------------
10  9  19 
Sklallam Indians..   .  .    .  .   .   .   ..----------------------------------------------
38  34  72 
Quinaielt..    .   .   .   .   .    .  .   ..-----------------------------------------------------
33  22  55 
Total   ---------------------------------------------------199  182  381
The Puyallup boarding school has an enrollment of 149. It is in fine condi-
tion, and excels both in literary and industrial instruction. The buildings
are 
mostly new, are well planned, and of sufficient capacity. 
The Chehalis boarding school has 51 enrolled. The instruction in farm work
and dairying is especially good. The buildings are of fair capacity, but
are old 
and need considerable repairing. 
The S'kokomish boarding school has 56 enrolled. The school has done efficient
work in all its departments. Considerable attention is paid to fruit growing.
The building for girls is of sufficient capacity and in good repair. The
boys' 
building is old and of little value; it is much too small. A new building
for 
boys is needed. 
The Quinaielt boarding school is doing excellent work. The buildings are
poor and old. Some repairs, and an addition to the boys' dormitory are needed.
The day schools at Jamestown and Port Gamble, with an attendance of 24and
22, respectively, are doing well. 


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