“Third, The Indians should not be furnished with tents; as long as they have
tents they move about with great facility, and are thus encouraged to continue
their nomadic life. As fast as possible houses should be built for them… A few,
especially the older people, are prejudiced against such a course, and perhaps
at first could not be induced to live in them. . . .
“Eighth, It is unnecessary to mention the power which schools would have over
the rising generation of Indians. Next to teaching them to work, the most
important thing is to teach them the English language.”
Source: John Wesley Powell, Report of Special Commissioners J.W. Powell and G. W.
Ingalls on the Condition of the Ute Indians of Utah; the Paiutes of Utah.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1874.