A federal investigation seeks to uncover the painful history of Native American boarding schools

By: - July 12, 2021 6:30 am
Indian Industrial School, Morris, Minn.

Indian Industrial School, Morris, Minn. Original print in the Sisters of Mercy Archive, Omaha, Neb. (CC BY-SA 4.0) CC BY-SA 4.0

WASHINGTON —The Native American children travelled on trains, thousands of miles from their homes, to Pennsylvania’s Carlisle Indian Industrial School in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Many had been forcibly taken from their parents and communities. 

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Allison Winter
Allison Winter

Allison Winter is a Washington D.C. correspondent for States Newsroom, a network of state-based nonprofit news outlets that includes the Wisconsin Examiner.

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