Most non-Indians either are not aware of or know very little about Indian boarding schools. The first one was the Carlisle Indian School, founded in 1878 at an abandoned military post in Pennsylvania by Captain Richard H. Pratt. Captain Pratt was not an educator. He was in the Army and had been put in charge of 72 Apache prisoners who were held at Fort Marion near St. Augustine, Florida under suspicion of having murdered white settlers. The Army never proved this claim.
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