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Annual Report by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs for 1889.
Detailed report on the efforts by the US government to civilize, educate and provide moral training to the original inhabitants. This largely involved placing the Indians on reservations, teaching them agricultural and homebuilding skills, training them in proper dress and customs of the white man and providing opportunities for education. This report sets forth eight convictions of the Commissioner on the absorption of the Indians into the national life noting that, "They cannot escape it, and must either conform to it or be crushed by it."
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"1889 - Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for 1889" (2017). US and Indian Relations. 27.