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North Dakota Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Bismarck School, North Dakota. Post-office: Bismarck, North Dakota Telegraph address: Bismarck, North Dakota; Postal and Western Union, 2 miles from school; thence telephone. Railroad station: Bismarck, North Dakota, on “Soo” Road and …

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Utah Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Kaibab Day School, Utah. Post-office: Moccasin, Arizona Telegraph address: Marysvale, Utah; Western Union, 150 miles from school; thence telephone. Railroad station: Marysvale, Utah, on Denver and Rio Grande Rwy.; thence stage to …

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South Dakota Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Canton Insane Asylum, South Dakota Post-office: Canton, South Dakota Telegraph address: Canton, South Dakota; Postal and Western Union, 2 miles from asylum; thence telephone. Railroad station: Canton, South Dakota, on Chicago, Milwaukee …

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Pennsylvania Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Carlisle School, Pennsylvania Post-office: Carlisle, Pennsylvania Telegraph address: Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Postal and Western Union, 1 mile from school; thence telephone; if sent by messenger, 15 minutes. Railroad station: Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on Cumberland …

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Oklahoma Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Cantonment School, Oklahoma Post-office: Cantonment, Oklahoma Telegraph address: Canton, Oklahoma; Western Union, 4½ miles from school; thence telephone. Railroad station: Canton, Oklahoma, on Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Rwy.; thence hired team, …

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Oregon Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Fort McDermitt Day School, Oregon. Post-office: McDermitt, Oregon Telegraph address: Winnemucca, Nevada; Western Union, 85 miles from school; thence mail, 1 day. Railroad station: Winnemucca, Nevada, on Southern Pacific Rwy.; thence stage …

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New Mexico Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Albuquerque School, New Mexico Post-office: Albuquerque, New Mexico Telegraph address: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Postal and Western Union, 2½ miles from school; thence telephone. Railroad station: Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Atchison, Topeka and …

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New York Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. New York Agency, New York. Post-office: Salamanca, New York. Telegraph address: Salamanca, New York; Postal and Western Union; delivered by messenger; time, 2 minutes. Railroad station: Salamanca, New York, on main line …

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North Carolina Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Cherokee School, North Carolina Post-office: Cherokee, North Carolina. Telegraph address: Whittier, North Carolina; Western Union, 6 miles from school; generally telephone; sometimes mail, twice a day. Railroad station: Ela, North Carolina, on …

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Nebraska Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Genoa School, Nebraska Post-office: Genoa, Nebraska Telegraph address: Genoa, Nebraska; Western Union; thence telephone. Railroad station: Genoa, Nebraska, on Union Pacific Rwy., via Columbus, Nebraska; or from Sioux City, on Chicago, St. …

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Montana Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Blackfeet Agency, Montana Post-office: Browning, Montana Telegraph address: Browning, Montana; Western Union, 2 miles from agency; thence telephone. Railroad station: Browning, Montana, on Great Northern Rwy.; thence stage, 2 miles. Burd day …

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Minnesota Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Bena School, Minnesota Post-office: Bena, Minnesota Telegraph address: Bena, Minnesota; Western Union, near school. Railroad station: Bena, Minnesota, on Great Northern Rwy.; school is near station. Cass Lake School, Minnesota Post-office: Cass …

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Nevada Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Carson School, Nevada Post-office: Stewart, Nevada Telegraph address: Carson City, Nevada; Western Union, 3½ miles from school; thence telephone. Railroad station: Indian School, Nevada, on Virginia and Truckee Rwy., via Reno, on …

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Michigan Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Bay Mills School, Michigan Post-office: Bay Mills, Michigan Telegraph address: Brimley, Michigan; Western Union, 6 miles from school; thence daily mail. Railroad station: Brimley, Michigan, on Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Rwy., …

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Colorado Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Fort Lewis School, Colorado. Post-office: Hesperus, Colorado. Telegraph address: Durango, Colorado; Western Union, 14 miles from school; thence telephone. Railroad station: Hesperus, Colorado, on Rio Grande Southern Rwy.; thence hired team, 5 …

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Idaho Indian Agencies and Schools

Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Coeur d’Alene Reservation, Idaho. Post-office: Tekoa, Washington Telegraph address: Tekoa, Washington; Western Union, ¼ mile from agency office; Continental, ¼ mile from agency office, delivered promptly by messenger. Railroad station: Tekoa, Washington; …

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Indian Schools, Seminaries, and Asylums

Beginning in 1878 the goal was to assimilate Indian people into the general population of the United States. By placing the Indian children in first day schools and boarding schools it was thought this would be accomplished. Federal policy sanctioned the removal of children from their families and placed in government run boarding schools. It was thought they would become Americanized while being kept away from their traditional families. This collection of data focuses on providing the details – names, tribal affiliation, ages, and other data to specifically identify the Native children who boarded, institutionalized, and sometimes died in these “schools.”

Canton Asylum, 1911 List of Patients

In 1898, Congress passed a bill creating the only ‘Institution for Insane Indians’ in the United States. The Canton Indian Insane Asylum, South Dakota (sometimes called Hiawatha Insane Asylum) opened for the reception of patients in January, 1903. Many of the inmates were not mentally ill. Native Americans risked being confined in the asylum for …

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