Carlisle School Annual Reports, 1911


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plete when faced with actual conditions and becomes disheart ened. If instead of returning home, she goes into the home of some family to work, knowing little of the demands of a modern household and the meaning of a full day' s work, she rapidly becomes discouraged and quits I do not give this description as one of general or universal occurence. Many of our schools are giving splendid practical training by the cottage system, or in some other way, backed up with outside experience. But it is too sadly true that many of our Indian girls have left Indian sch ools wi th this incomplete and unsatisfying training, It is just this criticism that the Carlisle Outing System aims to meet. The girls are given the actual training in sewing and dressmaking, in laundering, eto., at the school and then, for a period during their term of enrollment, they are placed in carefully selected households where they learn to cook, to launder and to housekeep in a practical way under the most competent and economical house- wives. It is a period of apprenticeship and of real work as well as a splendid oppor tunity for thorough training and acquaintance with modern civilization These girls become one of the family. They go to Church and Sunday school regularly and, if they stay out dur ing the winter months, they attend the public schools with white children. They are paid current wages. Regular reports are made concerning their welfare, their health, their progress 51

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