When a young Indian man or woman steps up to you and addresses you in good English, having all the manners of a cultivated person, and you having known the same young man or woman but a few years ago when he or she came direct from camp, was dressed in Indian clothing, and could speak no English, you can't help feeling amazed at the wonderful transformation.
Country life with its opportunities for INDIVIDUAL training does it every time.
The Indian Helper, September 30, 1893. Vol. VIII:3
Pratt called Outing the "ultimate assimilator"