Hope Indian School (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 Hope Indian School (South Dakota)

History[edit | edit source]

From 1895 to 1902, Hope School existed under the Santee Agency. Its name was changed to Springfield School in 1902, when it became an independent boarding school for girls. The name was changed back to Hope School, 1 January 1919. The school was discontinued in June 1920, It reopened in July 1921, but was abolished, 30 June 1923.

Records[edit | edit source]

Many of the records for the time period this school was known as Springfield School are in the National Archives and are described on the page for that school. No textual records for the 1921-1923 time period have been found in the National Archives collection, except the following.

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Hope School, 1919-1923, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Roll 65, available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their microfilm number 1724283).

References[edit | edit source]

  • American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998.
  • 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.
  • Preliminary Inventory No. 163: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Services. Available online
  • "Accompanying Pamphlet for Microcopy 1011", National Archives Microfilm Publications, Appendix.