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Lac du Flambeau Indian Boarding School (Wisconsin)

Lac du Flambeau Indian Boarding School (Wisconsin)


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.[1]



  • 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.

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Government Boarding School at Lac du Flambeau," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 31 December 2019.