Smithsonian

Powell Report

“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.