Language: A Historical Perspective On Intercessory Prayer for Native America

February historical prayer focus, part 1.

First Nations Monday


Historical References and Anniversaries

The English Language in Indian Schools – Pages XX thru XV
Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs
To The Secretary of the Interior
The Year 1887
By J.D.C. Atkins (Sept 21, 1887)

Main Website for Online Copy of Entire Report

Webpage for the pages pertaining to “The English Language in Indian Schools”

Webpage to the quote from February 2, 1887 – (Which is our emphasis of prayer)

Reference in Phil Konstantin’s book, This Day In North American Indian History
That pertains to February 2, 1887 – Law passed to prohibit Indian language in school.

That quote says:

February 2, 1887
“In reply I have to advise you that the rule applies to all schools on Indian reservations, whether they be Government or mission schools. The instruction of the Indians in the vernacular is not only of no use to…

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