American Indian Boarding School Workshop on January 29

If you’re in the New York City area, join us for the workshop “American Indian Boarding School Experience” on Monday, January 29th from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York.

Chiracahua Apache Students at Carlisle Indian School

Registration is required: www.facinghistory.org/calendar/pe2018ny1-smithsonian-institute-national-museum-american-american-indian-boarding-school

What is the legacy and impact of American Indian boarding schools?

Join the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York, Facing History and Ourselves, the National Archives at New York, and Dr. Lori Quigley (Seneca Nation, Wolf Clan) to investigate the history and multi-generational legacy of two all-Indian boarding schools: Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania and Thomas Indian School in New York. We will consider the complex issues of identity, particularly the differences between how a group defines itself compared to how others perceive it.

Gain a deeper understanding as Dr. Quigley shares her research, scholarship, and personal narratives on multi-generational and historical trauma from her family’s boarding school experiences at Thomas Indian School, Cattaraugus Territory, Seneca Nation.

Coffee, breakfast, lunch, and a free copy of the book Stolen Lives is included with the $10 registration.

Images above:

Chiracahua Apaches Arriving at the Carlisle Indian School, 1886, From the Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer (available at https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/chiracahua-apache-arriving-carlisle)

Chiracahua Apache Indians After Training at the Carlisle Indian School, 1886, From the Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer (available at https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/chiracahua-apache-at-carlisle)

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