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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 636

636          REPORTS OF SUPERVISORS OF EDUCATION. 
Walker River Reservation.-Children of school age, 156. The only school accommo-
dation is a day school with a capacity for 24 pupils and an enrollment of
35. 
The buildings~are very poor. These Indians are progressive and anxious for
the education of their children. I would recommend the erection-of a boarding
school at this place to accommodate 100 pupils. 
SCHOOLS UNVISITED. 
I have not as yet visited the Lemhi nor the Western Shoshone Agency. 
TRAINING SCHOOLS. 
The Stewart Institute at Carson, Nev., has been filled to its capacity with
an at- 
tendance of 105 pupils. There are at least 100 additional children asking
ad- 
mission t this school. Were it possible to accommodate them the attendance
could easily be increa-ed to 250. 1 would recommend the erection of additional
school buildings to increase the capacity of the Institute to 250 pupils.
Black- 
smith, harness, and shoe shops are also needed. 
The Harrison Institute, located near Salem, Oregon, has had a prosperous
year; 
270 pupils have been enrolled. Extensive improvements in buildings have been
completbd during the year. including the erection of a siperintendent's resi-
dence, employes' building, hospital, boys' dormitory, and additions to the
main 
b ,ildings, increasing the capacity of the school to 275. The grounds and
drain- 
age have been greatly improved. 
TRANSFER OF PUPILS. 
The number of pupils in this district recommended for transfer to training
schools is as follows: 
School.                       Males. Females. Total. 
Yakama boarding..   ..     ..    ....---------------------------------------------
 7  3  10 
North Yakama contract.   .    .     .     ..----------------------------------------
 2  2  4 
Klamath boarding3--------------------------------------------- 3   5    
  8 
Yainax boarding ---------------------------------------------- 3   5    
  8 
Warm Springs boarding.  .     .    .     ..----------------------------------------
6  8  14 
Sinemasho boarding . .    .    .    ..-------------------------------------------
89  17 
Chehalis boarding --------------------------------------------- 2       
  2 
Puyallup  boarding  ----------------------------- ---J 2"2-- - - 2-
:2-  2  1  3 
Neah Bay boarding.  .    .     .    .    ..--------------------------------------------
6.-... - 6 
Tulalip contract boarding---------------------------------- -6  .4-     
 10 
Lummi day .-------------------------------------------------------  -8 5
 13 
Total ------------------------------------------------------  53  42  95
ATTITU)E OF THE INDIANS TOWARD EDUCATION. 
With the exception of the band of Bannacks at Fort Hall, and the small bands
of San Puells and Nespilems on the Colville Reservation, the Indians of this
district are greatly in favor of schools. This is true of most of the old
Indians 
and especially so of the young members of the tribes both on and off the
reser- 
vations, and they highly appreciate the advantages of education for their
chil- 
dren. The desire for education appears to b3 rapidly increasing, and is especially
noted among the nonreservation Indians. 
CONCLUSION. 
In this district the educational outlook isverv encouraging. During the year
school attendance has materially increased, several new b.ildings of large
capac- 
ity have been erected, and others have been planned. The class-room work
gen- 
erally is excellent, and is not surpassed by the best schools of equal grade
in 
the adjacent country. The industrial instruction is very practical and of
the 
kind best adapted to the material advancement of the Indians in civilization.
Respectfully submitted. 
WILLIAM T. LEEKE, 
upervisor of .Educat ion, Third District. 
The COMMISSIONER OF INDIAN AFFAIRS.° 


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