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Letter From The Secretary Of The Interior, In Answer To A Resolution Of The House Of 23rd Of May, In Regard To The Conduct Of Indian Affairs In Dakota Territory. by James Harlan

Letter From The Secretary Of The Interior, In Answer To A Resolution Of The House Of 23rd Of May, In Regard To The Conduct Of Indian Affairs In Dakota Territory.

by James Harlan

Publication: 1866, Washington

First Edition. Sewn Self-Wrappers. 25pp. 39th Congress, 1st Session. House. Ex. Doc. No. 147. Report on the status of efforts to build school-houses, and the maintenance of schools at various Agencies in the Dakota Superintendency. "There are but two agencies in Dakota where an appropriation has ever been made for school purposes ... the Ponca and the Yankton. Under the treaty of March 12, 1858, with the Poncas, the sum of $35,000 has heretofore been appropriated for the support of a manual labor school." Of that money, $17,500 has been spent in building a school, but the building has not yet been completed and that which is completed is not suitable for which it was intended. According to the treaty $10,000 is appropriated to the Yankon Sioux for the building of a school-house(s) and to establish and maintain one or more manual labor schools for the education of letters, agriculture, the mechanic arts and housewifery. No attempt has been made to build a school-house or maintain a school. Rather half of the money has been used for building a mill and other buildings. Un-cut. Very Good.

Inventory Number: 47923

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