indian boarding school NPR article with links to resources.This is something that we were never taught about in History class.  Please read!

American Indian Boarding Schools Haunt Many

indian boarding school NPR article with links to resources.This is something that we were never taught about in History class. Please read!

Alice Charley (StuYat) lived in hiding for 18 years to escape being sent to a white boarding school where her language and culture would be stripped away. Born in 1909, Alice lived with two grandaunts in Spearfish, on the Columbia River. Alice never enrolled in the Yakama Tribe as a child. Without tribal identification, she eluded agents as they swept homes for children. She immersed herself in her Native culture, learning five dialects, scraping hides and gathering food.

Alice Charley (StuYat) lived in hiding for 18 years to escape being sent to a white boarding school where her language and culture would be stripped away. Born in 1909, Alice lived with two grandaunts in Spearfish, on the Columbia River. Alice never enrolled in the Yakama Tribe as a child. Without tribal identification, she eluded agents as they swept homes for children. She immersed herself in her Native culture, learning five dialects, scraping hides and gathering food.

Boarding school victims. Creek students at the Indian Mission School in Muskogee, Oklahoma - 1888

Boarding school victims. Creek students at the Indian Mission School in Muskogee, Oklahoma - 1888

boardingschool   These wood journals are made from reclaimed or recycled wood and are hand-bound with heavyweight watercolor paper

boardingschool These wood journals are made from reclaimed or recycled wood and are hand-bound with heavyweight watercolor paper

You have an abundance of blazers and dress socks. | 67 Telltale Signs That You Went To BoardingSchool

Community Post: 67 Telltale Signs That You Went To Boarding School

You have an abundance of blazers and dress socks. | 67 Telltale Signs That You Went To BoardingSchool

At one time, the Jacob Tome School for Boys in Maryland – also called the Old Tome School – was considered one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the United States. Tragically, in December of 2014, a fire engulfed several of the most prominent buildings on the campus, including a clock tower that had served as a landmark for decades.

10 Creepy Abandoned Boarding Schools - Urban Ghosts

At one time, the Jacob Tome School for Boys in Maryland – also called the Old Tome School – was considered one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the United States. Tragically, in December of 2014, a fire engulfed several of the most prominent buildings on the campus, including a clock tower that had served as a landmark for decades.

These are actual tiny child handcuffs used by the U.S. government to restrain…

Tiny Handcuffs: A Sad History

These are actual tiny child handcuffs used by the U.S. government to restrain…

There's something particularly spectacular about witnessing the decay of a once-grand building. Lavish trappings fall into disrepair, once proud halls play host to insects and dust, and elegantly constructed architecture is exposed to time and the elements. Here are nine crumbling mansions that are fascinating to look at and come with some intriguing backstories.

9 of the Most Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World

There's something particularly spectacular about witnessing the decay of a once-grand building. Lavish trappings fall into disrepair, once proud halls play host to insects and dust, and elegantly constructed architecture is exposed to time and the elements. Here are nine crumbling mansions that are fascinating to look at and come with some intriguing backstories.

Portrait of Zitkala-Sa by Gertrude Kasebier, about 1898. Zitkala-Sa was the pen name of writer and activist Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (1876-1938).  She exposed the hardships faced by students at Native American boarding schools by writing about her own experiences as a student and as a teacher.  Zitkala-Sa also published a book of tribal folklore called Old Indian Legends. She also founded the National Council of American Indians, which was trans-tribal, to lobby for better treatment for all.

Portrait of Zitkala-Sa by Gertrude Kasebier, about 1898. Zitkala-Sa was the pen name of writer and activist Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (1876-1938). She exposed the hardships faced by students at Native American boarding schools by writing about her own experiences as a student and as a teacher. Zitkala-Sa also published a book of tribal folklore called Old Indian Legends. She also founded the National Council of American Indians, which was trans-tribal, to lobby for better treatment for all.

A group of Chiricahua Apache students at Carlisle Indian school.  This is history you won't learn unless you look for it.

A group of Chiricahua Apache students at Carlisle Indian school. This is history you won't learn unless you look for it.

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