Smithsonian

Second Annual Address to the Public of the Lake Mohonk Conference

1st. Resolved, That the organization of the Indians in tribes is, and has been, one of the most serious hindrances to the advancement of the Indian toward civilization, and that every effort should be made to secure the disintegration of all tribal organizations; that to accomplish this result the Government should . . . cease to recognize the Indians as political bodies or organized tribes. . . .

4th. Resolved, That all adult male Indians should be admitted to the full privileges of citizenship by a process analogous to naturalization, upon evidence presented before the proper court of record of adequate intellectual and moral qualifications. . . .

6th. Resolved, That . . . our conviction has been strengthened as to importance of taking Indian youth from the reservations to be trained in industrial schools placed among communities of white citizens. . . .

14th. Resolved, That immediate efforts should be made to place the Indian in the same position before the law as that held by the rest of the population.