1/17 Carlisle Indian School

Continuing our studies relating to key concept 6.2 and the idea that industrialization and migration changed society and culture throughout America in the late 1800s, we began examining life for western Native Americans.

The Carlisle Indian Industrial School was the first off-reservation school funded by the federal government and hosted about 10,000 students in the 40 years it was open. Providing public education to Native Americans was a new interaction for the American government. Previously, America had chosen to ignore, fight, or forcibly relocate Indians.

As we examined these documents and answered the guiding questions we also prepared to write a well-developed paragraph about the purpose of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School.