Indian School

1924 Bloomfield Seminary Student List

In the fall of 1847, John Harpole Carr was appointed him to superintend the construction of buildings known afterward as “Bloomfield Academy,” in the Choctaw Nation. He was afterward appointed superintendent of the school. This establishment of the first missionary boarding school for girls among the Chickasaws. The Board contributed one third and the Nation …

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Teaching the Indians

Another teacher was less successful with her moral teaching, in trying to explain a hymn they had learned to recite: “Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin; Each victory will help you some other to win.” The next day one of the girls came to her, exclaiming, triumphantly, ” I victory! I victory! Louisa …

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