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# Final Project

#### Were Students More Likely to Run Away from the Carlisle Indian School if Their Tribe was in the Same Region as the School?

##### Background on the Carlisle Indian Industrial School
• Served as the model for off-reservation boarding schools across the U.S. and Canada
• Operating from 1879-1918, CIS enrolled over 10,000 students from across the United States
• Rather than continue the costly “Indian wars,” the founder of Carlisle, Capt. Henry Richard Pratt, convinced Congress that schools such as Carlisle should be established to assimilate and “civilize” Indian children
##### Reasons Why Students left the School
• Running away was not the only reason students left the school, but it was a reoccurring reason
• Reason’s students left the school:
• running away
• ill health
• illness in family
• expulsion
• enlistment in the military
• sent home at parents’ request
• employment

To make these values comparable between regions, you must divide the number of students that ran away by the total number from that region. Then multiply by 100 to get a comparable percentage:

• Great Basin: 5/213= 2.3%
• Northeast: 158/2909= 5.4%
• Northwest Coast: 1/45=2.2%
• Plains: 30/1374= 2.2%
• Plateau: 6/232= 2.6%
• Southeast: 10/275= 3.6%
• Southwest: 6/475= 1.3%

The Northeast was the top region with a 5.4% run away rate.

To make these values comparable between regions, you must divide the number of students that enlisted by the total number from that region. Then multiply by 100 to get a comparable percentage:

• California: 2/99= 2%
• Great Basin: 1/213= .5%
• Northeast: 11/2909= .4%
• Plains: 14/1374= 1%
• Plateau: 2/232= .9%
• Southwest: 9/475= 1.9%

California was the top region with a 2% enlistment rate.

To make these values comparable between regions, you must divide the number of students that were expelled by the total number from that region. Then multiply by 100 to get a comparable percentage:

• Artic: 1/150= .7%
• California: 1/99= 1%
• Northeast: 33/2909= 1.1%
• Plains: 12/1374= .9%
• Plateau: 1/232= .4%
• Southeast: 3/275= 1.1%

The Northeast and the Southeast were tied for the top with a 1.1% expulsion rate.

To make these values comparable between regions, you must divide the number of students that were sent home for poor health by the total number from that region. Then multiply by 100 to get a comparable percentage:

• Artic: 2/150= 1.3%
• California: 7/99= 7.1%
• Great Basin: 24/213= 11.3%
• Northeast: 147/2909= 5.1%
• Northwest Coast: 5/45= 11.1%
• Plains: 128/1374= 9.5%
• Plateau: 17/232= 7.3%
• Southeast: 15/275= 5.5%
• Southwest: 54/475= 11.4%

The Southwest was the top region with 11.4% of their students being sent home because of poor health