Practical education

ca. 1915

Students conduct physics experiments at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, ca. 1915. The school, the first of the off-reservation boarding schools operated by the Government, offered classes in reading, writing, math, mechanical arts, agriculture, and home economics. The goal of this failed experiment was to forcibly assimilate Native American children into the prevailing culture of the United States.

National Archives, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs