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RICHARD HENRY PRATT / PRATT WITH INDIAN PRISONERS AT FORT MARION
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In this photograph Pratt is seen with his wife and their two children, quite at ease with "his" Indians. Pratt's efforts were so successful that all the "Florida boys" were released in 1878. Twenty-two younger men remained in the East for further studies. Several became Christian ministers. Pratt went on to found the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1879. From then until 1904, when he was forced to resign, he controlled every aspect of his students' lives, much as he had with his POWs in Florida.

Photos: CUMBERLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY /NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

A Moira Productions Film in association with Datline Productions, 2008, Lillian Lincoln Foundation