Topic: Indian Schools

Washington Indian Agencies and Schools

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction. Colville Agency and School, Washington Post-office: Miles, Washington Telegraph address: Davenport, Washington; Western Union, 28 miles from school; thence telephone. Railroad station: Davenport, Washington, on Washington Central branch of Northern Pacific Rwy. via Spokane; thence stage daily, except Sunday, to Miles, 28 miles. Or Creston, on same railroad: thence hired team, 20 miles. Colville mission school. Post-office: Ward, Washington Telegraph address: Ward, Washington, via Meyers Falls, Washington. Railroad station: Ward, Washington, on Spokane Falls and Northern Rwy.; trains daily from Spokane. Nespelem sub-agency. Post-office: Nespelem, Washington Telegraph address: Almira, Washington, Western Union, 37 miles from sub-agency; thence mail daily, except Sunday: time from Almira, 10 hours. Railroad station: Almira, Washington, on Washington Central branch of Northern Pacific Rwy.; thence stage daily, except Sunday, 37 miles. St. Mary’s mission school. Post-office: Mission, Washington. Telegraph address: Wenatchee, Washington; thence telephone to Okanogan, Washington; thence mail daily, except Sunday; time from Okanogan, 2 hours. Railroad station: Wenatchee, Washington, on Great Northern Rwy.; thence Columbia River steamer to Brewster, 55 miles: thence stage daily, except Sunday, to Okanogan, Washington, 28 miles; thence hired team to Mission, 8 miles, ferrying across Okanogan River. Or Almira, Washington, on Northern...

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1910 Census of Fort Shaw Industrial Indian School

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Fort Shaw Industrial Indian Boarding School opened in 1891 in Montana. It was discontinued 30 June 1910, due to declining enrollment. In 1904, it had a famous girls’ basketball team that barnstormed its way to St. Louis playing basketball and performing, and won the “World Championship” at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. This census was requested by the Department of the Interior for a listing of all the Indians enrolled at Fort Shaw Indian School for June 1910 in answer to Circular #448. Key to Relation Father – F    Mother – M Sister – S    Brother – B Aunt – A    Uncle -U Guardian – G NameAgeFamily RelationTribeResidence Adams, Matthew20No RecordGros VentreHarlan, Montana Adams, Fanny15No RecordGros VentreHarlan, Montana Adams, Daisy6M, Mrs. L. AdamsGros VentreHarlan, Montana Arrowtope, Silas19PieganBrowning, Montana Archambeau, David18M, Mrs. A. VollinSiouxFrasier, Montana Anderson, John14F, Chas. AndersonCreeBrowning, Montana Anderson, Alice11F, Chas. AndersonCreeBrowning, Montana Anderson, Viola9F, Chas. AndersonCreeBrowning, Montana Allein, Mary6G, Pat LaFromboiseChippewaAnaconda, Montana Allein, Marion7G, Pat LaFromboiseChippewaAnaconda, Montana Arrowmaker, Maggie17No RecordPieganBrowning, Montana Ameline, Rose6No RecordChippewaSaype, Montana Ameline, Albert8No RecordChippewaSaype, Montana Ashley, Mary14No RecordPieganBrowning, Montana Ashley, May17No RecordPieganBrowning, Montana Bear Paw John15No RecordPieganBrowning, Montana Boy Chief, Wm.15No RecordPieganBrowning, Montana Bear Chief, Sebas14No RecordPieganBrowning, Montana Blackbied, Perry24No RecordGros VentreHarlan, Montana Blackbied, Chas22No RecordGros VentreHarlan, Montana Burland, Gilbert14No RecordFlatheadSt. Ignatius, Montana Burland, Theo11No RecordFlatheadSt. Ignatius, Montana Bruno,...

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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.”

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