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View Resource Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center

The Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, was perhaps the most prominent Native American Boarding School. Between 1879 and 1919, thousands of Native Americans from around the country, representing a number of different tribes, attended Carlisle, where they experienced a curriculum and environment designed to forcibly assimilate them into white culture. Today, a group of...

View Resource The Indigenous Digital Archive

Historians, scholars, and readers with an interest in Native American history may want to check out the Indigenous Digital Archive (IDA). Launched in 2017, this ongoing project enables visitors to "explore the history of US government Indian boarding schools in the 19th and 20th centuries." Also known as residential schools, these government-run boarding schools were created to forcibly assimilate...