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To the Honorable Commissioner of Indian Affairs :
I now endeavor to comply with your request to give you m writing some of my own ideas in regard to practical work among the Indians. I can speak only for the Dakotas, as my acquaintance with Indians does not extend beyond this tribe.
Indians of North America, Dakota Indians
Collins, Mary Clementine and American Missionary Association, "Practical Suggestions on Indian Affairs" (1885). Books and Publications. 89.