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Monday, June 13, 2022

The U.S. Army has begun 5th disinterment at Carlisle

Digging up children's bodies and past atrocity in Pennsylvania...

The U.S. Army has begun another disinterment 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

at the site of the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School to reunite the remains of eight Native American children with family members.

WITF reports the children were from the Washoe, Catawba, Umpqua, Oneida, Ute, and Alaskan Aleut tribes.

It’s the fifth such disinterment with the remains of 21 Native American children returned to date. The school was operated by the Department of Interior from 1879 until 2018 with the motto “Kill the Indian, Save the Man.”

More than 10,000 children attended the school from approximately 50 different tribes and more than 180 died from hunger and disease.

Starting in 2016, some remains began being returned as tribes reached out to the Department of the Army.

The Army reimburses families for their travel to participate in a transfer ceremony. It also funds the cost for transport and reinternment. 

National Native News: https://www.nativenews.net/monday-june-13-2022/

 

Editor Note: I think we should call places like Carlisle death camps and prisons - not schools. Schools don't usually kill their students and starve and torture them.  And the people who ran them (priests nuns, etc.) they all need to be PROSECUTED - no apology will ever do... Trace

 

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Carlisle Indian School Teaching Kit

Thanks to a generous grant from the NHPRC, the Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center has developed a teaching kit for use in schools, libraries, and other educational institutions in the United States. The teaching kit is comprised of color facsimile reproductions of a variety of photographs, newspapers, and booklets dating from the years of the school’s operation, 1879 to 1918. A full inventory of the materials included in the teaching kit is available here, along with PDF copies of each of the items so that you can preview the content and even download your own copies, if desired. The contents of these teaching...

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