Lac du Flambeau Indian Boarding School (Wisconsin)

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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.[1]

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.

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