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A History of The American Indian Boarding Schools

Date and Time: May 8, 2023, 12:30 PM CT

Location: Shawnee United Methodist Church, 10700 Johnson Dr, Shawnee
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Renewed calls for investigations into the abuses to American Indian children have brought new scrutiny to the boarding school system. This talk will examine the thinking behind the creation of federal schools for youth including Haskell Indian Nations University, originally known as the United States Indian Industrial Training School, and how this system affected Native communities in the short and long term. The American Indian story is one of cultural survival, but what are the next steps for reckoning with this difficult and painful part of our national history? Presented by Eric Anderson.

This presentation is part of "21st Century Civics," a collection of resources that invite Kansans to participate in community discussions and learn more about the history of American democracy and the shared responsibilities of citizenship.

Sponsored by: Shawnee United Methodist Church


For more information about this event, please contact:
Joan Walton
(913) 322-1900


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