An excerpt from a paper written by Capt. Richard H. Pratt, founder of the Carlisle Indian School on the purpose his school would serve in “civilizing” Native American students. In the letter he justifies his reasons for having Native American children attend Carlisle.
Source: Official Report of the Nineteenth Annual Conference of Charities and Corrections (1892) 46-59. Reprinted in Richard H. Pratt, “The Advantages of Mingling Indians with Whites,” Americanizing the American Indians: Writings by the “Friends of the Indian” 1880-1900 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1973), 260-271. http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/4929/