Indian Country 52 #32 – Arapaho Children
“Three children, who were members of the Northern Arapaho tribe, are among the 200-plus American Indian children buried at the Carlisle Barracks, which was once home to the Carlisle Indian Industrial School.
Officials from the Army National Military Cemeteries, as well as anthropologists and archaeologists, were on hand today to describe the disinterment process, which will begin tomorrow.
The children’s names are Little Plume, Little Chief and Horse, anglicized in their time at the school to Hayes Vanderbilt Friday, Dickens Nor and Horace Washington.
They are the first children who attended the school who will be returned home.”
– Penn Live, First three American Indian children to be disinterred, returned home from Carlisle
“The Northern Arapaho elder sang — a song of gratitude and honor, of thanks and remembrance and healing.
No answer came from the rows of white headstones in the cemetery on the grounds of the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School, now the campus of the Army War College. And none was expected.
“I felt better after I sang the song,” White Eagle said. “We need to hang on to one another, love one another.”
He arrived on the grounds Monday, joined by about 15 other tribe members, come from Wyoming on a mission both sacred and sorrowful: to reclaim the remains of three Northern Arapaho children who died at the school, and who lie among nearly 200 native students lost in a brutal, turn-of-the-century experiment in forced assimilation.”
– The Inquirer, Army begins unearthing remains of children who died at Carlisle Indian school
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