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970.5 + 319 TO THE PEOPLE,

OF BOTH RACES,

WHOM I MET ON THE RESERVATIONS,

THIS LITTLE BOOK IS INSCRIBED

WITH

SINCERE INTEREST AND GOOD-WILL.

THE

LATEST STUDIES

ON

INDIAN RESERVATIONS

BY

J. B. HARRISON,
AUTHOR OF “CERTAIN DANGEROUS TENDENCIES IN AMERICAN Life,”

“Notes ON INDUSTRIAL CONDITIONS," Etc.

PHILADELPHIA :
INDIAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION,
No. 1316 FILBERT STREET.

1887.

COPYRIGHT,
By J. B. HARRISON.

1887.

2415775

Press Of Wm. F. Fell & Co.,
1220-24 SANSOM STREET,

PHILADELPHIA.

THE LATEST STUDIES

ON

INDIAN RESERVATIONS.

DURING the month of May, 1886, as a representative of the Indian Rights Association, I visited and examined the schools for the training of Indian youth of both sexes, at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and at Hampton, Virginia. At Washington I obtained letters from the Honorable Commissioner of Indian Affairs to all Indian Agents, and from the Honorable Secretary of War to commanders of forts and military posts in the Indian country, directing them to give me any assistance consistent with their official duties.

Thus prepared and equipped, I set out to examine, observe and report as fully as possible everything connected with the condition and character of the schools, farming, home-life, and missionary work, and the general and special relations of the Indians to civilization and their progress therein, on several of the principal Indian Reservations. I wished, also, to observe

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