Project to connect
people with records, historical information
College received a grant to help digitize Carlisle Indian
School records and connect them with the public. Pictured
are students identified as Muscogee (Creek). (courtesy
CARLISLE, Pennsylvania Through a grant received from
the National Historical Publications and Records Commission Program,
Dickinson College is visiting communities who had children sent
to Carlisle Indian School.
The grant is helping an archive team digitize records from the
Our purpose is to allow the stories to emerge from the
other side. In other words, most of whats been written about
Carlisle for a long time was written by people who were sympathetic
to the goals of the school and not by Native people, archiving
specialist Barbara Landis said.
She said CIS was in operation from 1879-1918 and was the first
off-reservation boarding school for Native Americans. Other boarding
schools were modeled after CIS.
Some of the students have been identified as Muscogee (Creek).
The team will be visiting Okmulgee at 9 a.m., March 9 at the
Landis said the meeting will be hands-on, and attendees can
bring a laptop if they have access to one.
The visit is for anyone who has an ancestor who attended the
school or anyone interested in the historical information.
Other visits are planned throughout Oklahoma the same week.
The archives and additional information about the project can
be found at: carlisleindian.dickinson.edu.
To contact the resource center, email: email@example.com,
or call: 717-245-1399.
are Carlisle Indian School students identified as Muscogee
Indian School Digital Resource Center
The Carlisle Indian Industrial School is a major site of memory
for many Native peoples, as well as a source of study for students
and scholars around the globe. This website represents an effort
to aid the research process by bringing together, in digital format,
a variety of resources that are physically preserved in various
locations around the country. Through these resources, we seek to
increase knowledge and understanding of the school and its complex
legacy, while also facilitating efforts to tell the stories of the
many thousands of students who were sent there.