Reports to the Secretary of the Interior

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Page 41 - ... relieved of much drudgery and toil once imposed upon them by the male members of the tribe, the burden of the heaviest work being borne, as it' should be, by the stronger sex. Under the progressive measures that have been enforced at this agency many of the old tribal customs have been abrogated, and now it is rarely that forbidden practices are indulged in. They are subservient to the rules and regulations of the Department and the instructions of their agent, and are beginning to recognize...
Page 16 - ... to be applied only to instruction in agriculture, the mechanic arts, the English language and the various branches of mathematical, physical, natural and economic sciences, with special reference to their applications in the industries of life, and to the facilities for such instruction.
Page 7 - ... ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars. To enable the governor to take a census of the inhabitants of said Territory, as required by law, the sum of five thousand dollars. To be expended by the governor in temporary support and aid of common school education in said Territory, as soon as a system of public schools shall have been established by the legislative assembly, the sum of fifty thousand dollars.
Page 18 - Territory, the exclusive purpose of which si all be the instruction of both male and female colored persons in the art of teaching, and the various branches which pertain to a common school education, and in such higher education as may be deemed advisable by such board, and in the fundamental laws of the United States, in the rights and duties of citizens, and in the agricultural, mechanical, and industrial arts.
Page 13 - ... There were enrolled 143 students, not all of whom were present throughout the college year. Regular classes up to the junior year were maintained, 54 students being enrolled in these. The faculty consists of eight persons, including the president and two teachers in the preparatory department. Good work was done in all departments. The policy of the institution is to keep in close touch with the public-school system, receiving students direct from these schools. The course of study gives special...
Page 41 - Indians to live in houses on their allotments has become scr general, that proportionately a very limited number could be accommodated in this line during the past year. Seventy-four dwelling houses were erected on allotments during the year, at a total cost of $6,696 to the Government, to which the sum of $4,325 was contributed by the Indians out of their own private funds. They are generally 2-room houses, plastered or ceiled, containing 384 square feet of floor space, although several 3 and 4...
Page 13 - That no divorce shall be granted in any Territory for any cause unless the party applying for the divorce shall have resided continuously in the Territory for one year next preceding the application...
Page 41 - ... the burden of the heaviest work is now borne, as it should be, by the stronger sex. Under the progressive measures that have been enforced at this agency, many of the old tribal customs have been abrogated. Now it is rarely that forbidden practices are indulged in. They are subservient to the rules and...
Page 8 - ... covered by them and the number of inspections made on all character of buildings throughout the District. Another year's experience in the building division confirms me in the report made a year ago that generally the services of the employees of this division are not fairly and properly recompensed, and I earnestly recommend that this matter be brought to the attention of Congress, and that, as specifically enumerated in the estimates, certain of the salaries of this office be increased and...

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