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Pratt's Perspectives on the Reservation

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“To teach the parents that the proper care of the child (clothing, cleanliness, good food, and giving of medicine as directed) was necessary to its life and health, and that they, individually, were responsible for these things, and so for its life, was the first, and to some extent the present task."

The Red Man did not only deal with issues of education; in addition, their contributors discussed life on the reservation, which was often decried for poor living conditions. Issues of healthcare were especially relevant. In this excerpt, the author frames white interference in reservation life as a welfare issue, arguing that Indian parents were unable to take care of their children. The visual contrast between Indian dress and Western fashions was often combined with the language of health and wellness; Pratt’s vision of Carlisle also relied on these negative connotations of Indian dress and consequently included military inspired uniforms for the boys and “proper” dresses for the girls.