[Chapter IX Footnotes]
1 Recent recognition of this principle
by the Indian Office has led to action looking toward fundamental revision
of the course of study. For the past two summers teachers in Indian
schools have been required to take courses in curriculum-building, the
curriculum was the principal topic of employees' meetings during the
past year, and some material has already been gathered for the proposed
2 For detailed tables and discussion,
see Schmeckebier, The Office of Indian Affairs, pp. 199-202.
3 The examination announcements indicate
possibility of promotion, but funds have never been provided to make
promotions possible. The figures given include the estimated
value of maintenance.
4 Course of Study for United States
Indian Schools, p. 1 (1922).
5 There is no individuality in clothes
in most schools, and suits are apparently passed on interminably, necessitating
repeated repair. Professor Dale of the survey staff has a record of
one pair of trousers worn, according to the labels, by twelve Indian
6 See pages 627 and 628, also 639 and
7 Bobbitt, The Curriculum.
8 For further details of this work,
see the chapter on Economics, pages 524 to 526.
9 See pages 314 to 339.
10 Actual compulsion was limited to
one hour on each of these nights.
11 In fairness to the Indian Office,
it should be noted that the tendency in the past few years has been
strongly in the direction of encouraging attendance in public day schools.
12 For illustrations, see the chapter
on Women and the Home, pages 573 to 580.
13 Particularly of the Children's Bureau,
the United States Employment Service, the Federal Board for Vocational
Education, and the Bureau of Education.
14 Haskell and other Indian schools
should be warned against attempting to train teachers or other school
employees at the secondary level. This merely helps perpetuate the very
low personnel standards in Indian schools.
15 Under the policy adopted in 1925,
"senior high school grades" (through the twelfth) have been established
in the larger schools.
16 Apparently one or two state universities
will accept an Indian candidate from one of these schools on specific
17 Knox, School activities and equipment
18 See pages 368 to 370 of this chapter,
and pages 132 to 134 of the chapter on Organization.