Indian Country 52 #20 – Carlisle Indian School (200)
“For American Indians here, the past is present. And Carlisle means one thing – a brutal, turn-of-the-century effort to cleanse natives of their “savage nature” by erasing their names, language, customs, religions, and family ties. When school founder Richard Henry Pratt went looking for Indian boys and girls in the late 1870s, he came here first.
Many children did not survive the school experience, among them Kills In Sight’s relation, Friend Hollow Horn Bear. He lies next to a roadway, among nearly 200 native children in a cemetery on the grounds of what is now the Army War College.”
– The Morning Call, Army’s promise to Carlisle Indians’ kin creates hope, skepticism.
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Indian Country 52
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