Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Richard Henry Pratt
10th United States Cavalry
Founder of the Carlisle Indian School and its Superintendent from 1879-1904. The Indian School was created through his vision, tenacity, and sense of purpose. Under his leadership. it grew and flourished into an institution of world renown.
Retired as a Brigadier General, USA, in 1904.
“The way to civilize an Indian is to get him into civilization. The way to keep him civilized is to let him stay."
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Native Americans.
Location. 40° 12.53′ N, 77° 10.584′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. The marker within Carlisle Barracks, on the Garrison Lane pathway near the Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); To Commemorate the First Home of the "Mobile Arm" (within shouting distance of this marker); Dragoon Circle (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Albert "Chief" Bender (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Upton Hall (about 400 feet away); Quarters 2 Thorpe Hall (about 500 feet away); Wheelock Bandstand (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
Also see . . . Richard Henry Pratt. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on April 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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