The Latest Studies on Indian Reservations

The Latest Studies on Indian Reservations

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...thoroughly. Very few, if any, white men have ever seen so much of this reservation; and I wish here to place on record my deliberate judgment that there is no more land on the Klamath reserve than these Indians need for themselves and their children, to give them reasonable means for selfsupport by stock-raising. If any part of this reservation is taken from the Indians, and opened to settlement by white men, it can be accomplished only by the use of unworthy influences and discreditable methods. If the consent of the Indians to the cession of any considerable portion of the reserve is obtained, it is almost certain that it will be procured by misrepresentation, deception and fraud. There are two large Government industrial boarding schools on this reservation, one at the agency, the other at Yainax, forty miles away. The one at the agency had been, until a year ago, for a long time under inefficient management. Its contiguity to the agency is unfavorable to the necessary freedom, responsibility, and efficiency of the superintendents and teachers. The former history and traditions of the school are in every respect unwholesome. It should be removed to Modoc Point, twelve or fourteen miles south of its present location, and the superintendent's place should be invested with its legitimate responsibilities. All the boys over twelve years of age who have attended hitherto should be left out in the reorganization of the school, and their places should be taken by younger children of both sexes. Mrs. Florence I. Kilgour, at the time of my visit matron of this boarding school, since then promoted (in accordance with the recommendation of the special agent of the Department of the Interior) to be the first assistant teacher, is one of the most capable...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236613457
  • 9781236613455