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U.S. to Repatriate Remains of Native Children Who Died in Boarding Schools

HeadlineJun 15, 2018

The U.S. Army says it will repatriate the remains of four Native American children who died at the government-run Carlisle Indian Industrial School they were forced to attend in Pennsylvania a century ago. Native American children were sent to the Carlisle school and similar boarding schools across the country in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to be “Americanized.” The boarding schools were designed to eliminate Native American culture, separating children from their parents and forcing them to speak English, cut their hair and give up traditional clothing. The U.S. Army began the exhumations Thursday and will return the children’s remains to their descendants in Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota by early July.

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