Lac du Flambeau Indian Boarding School (Wisconsin)
History[edit | edit source]
During the 19th century, the United States government created multiple policies to assimilate Native Americans into the culture of European-American culture. One of these ways was to create boarding houses for Native American children. Mandatory attendance was required for children ages 5-15. The government run, year-round, boarding school at Lac du Flambeau was opened in 1895 and was shifted to a day school in 1932. Most of the children at Lac du Flambeau were Ojibwe.
Records[edit | edit source]
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
Wisconsin Historical Society. Dictionary of Wisconsin History.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Government Boarding School at Lac du Flambeau," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_Boarding_School_at_Lac_du_Flambeau, accessed 31 December 2019.