Canton Indian Insane Asylum (South Dakota)

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United States Gotoarrow.png American Indians Gotoarrow.png South Dakota Gotoarrow.png Indigenous Peoples of South Dakota Gotoarrow.png Canton Indian Insane Asylum (South Dakota)

History[edit | edit source]

Records[edit | edit source]

At least some of the records of this health facility are at the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City, including a record of employees, 1901-1917 and a register of patients treated, 1910-1916. Name, age, degree of Indian blood, occupation, and other information is recorded for each person treated.

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Canton Insane Asylum, 1910-1933 are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Rolls 7-8, available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their microfilm number 1724225-1724226). Reports for some years are missing.

References[edit | edit source]

  • Hill, Edward E. (comp.). Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1981.
  • "Accompanying Pamphlet for Microcopy 1011", National Archives Microfilm Publications, Appendix.