Teach PA History
Kill the Indian, Save the Man!
Background Information for Teachers

For history on the Carlisle Indian Industrial School and its founder, Captain Richard H. Pratt, please read
markerCarlisle Indian Industrial School Historical Marker Page. Your students will be using this same reading to become familiar with the history of this Indian boarding school.

In addition, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School Research Pages website is highly recommended for valuable primary source material and historical information. An excellent historical account is provided on its "History" link. It includes sections on Captain Pratt's interaction and experience with Indians prior and leading up to the forming of the school, the recruitment process, school life, and adjustment and response.

Web Sites

Carlisle Indian Industrial School Research Pages

Provides a wealth of information about the school, particularly historical background and photographs

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