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ERIC Number: ED540563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1925
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Work of the Bureau of Education for the Natives of Alaska. Bulletin, 1925, No. 16
Hamilton, William
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
This bulletin documents the work of the Alaska division of the Bureau of Education. It reports advance sheets for the biennial survey of education, 1922-1924. The Alaska division is required to make provision for the education of the natives of Alaska, extend to them all possible medical relief, train them to self-support, and, so far as possible, relieve worthy cases of destitution. The work is under the supervision of the chief of the Alaska division, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, which: (1) functions as a purchasing and disbursing agent; (2) selects and recommends to the Commissioner of Education the appointment of bureau employees in Alaska; (3) expends or invests, as requested, funds sent to it by employees in Alaska, by cooperative store of the natives, or by individual natives of Alaska; and (4) sells commodities, such as furs, ivory, and reindeer meat, for the natives and remits, deposits, or expends the proceeds as directed. The field force in Alaska during the fiscal year ended June 30, 1924, included one superintendent, 5 district superintendents, 151 teachers, 8 physicians, 21 nurses, 12 hospital attendants, and 8 herders in charge of reindeer belonging to the Government. The teachers not only carried on the educational work in the schoolrooms of 83 schools, but, in many instances, were responsible for the relief of destitution, for the extending of medical aid to natives in the vicinity of the school, and for the supervising of the industries and of the reindeer herds tributary to the school. The bureau's work was carried on in 116 buildings, including school buildings, teachers' residences, hospitals, and orphanages. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Alaska