Navajo Superintendent Annual Reports, 1918


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SECTION III- SCHOOLS The Indian children under this jurisdiction must depend solely on school facilities furnished by the Federal Govern ment; at the present time no public schools are available. In fact the only public schools within reach of this entire jurisdiction are at Gallup, New Mexico. According to the census of 1915, the school population of this reservation was 4411, all between the ages of 5 and 18 years. When the present capacity of the schools on this reservation are filled there will be 950 boarding school pupils and 90 day school pupils. The mission boarding schools have enlarged their capacity so they can admit 380 pupils , and about 75 in non- reservation boarding schools, making a total of 1495 children provided with school privileges. There are still 2916 of school age unprovided for, The new course of study for Indian schools is much more practical and more advanced than the Arizona State course. The Arizona State course is very good but for Indian children it is not as practical and so well adapted to their needs as the new course of study. Industrial training is given to all pupils in both Govern ment and mission schools according to the course of study. The Navajo School plant needs a new boiler and engine house, laundry remodeled, two cottages for employees, four additional class rooms, a domestic science building and repairs to two domitories ,

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