- Title: Bodies of 10 native children buried at boarding school returned to families
- Date: 16th July 2021
- Summary: CARLISLE, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES (JULY 15, 2021) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGIST DR. ELIZABETH DIGANGI, SAYING: "The skeletal remains of Sophia Tetoff of the Alaskan Aleut tribe and Lucy Take The Tail Pretty Eagle, Warren Painter Bear Paints Dirt, Alvan Kills Seven Horses, Friend Hollow Horn Bear, Rose Long Face Little Hawk, Ernest Knocks Off White Thunder, Dennis Strikes First Blue Tomahawk, Dora Her Pipe Brave Bull and Maud Little Girl Swift Bull of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe were found to be consistent with the ages and sexes they were known to be in life. In Lucy Pretty Eagle's gravesite, the presence of part of a second person was indicated by two unique spine bones, specifically two of the second cervical vertebra. Maud Little Girl's gravesite contained the remains of two children. These unknown remains have been reinterred in the cemetery."
- Embargoed: 30th July 2021 02:07
- Keywords: Indian boarding schools Native American Rosebud Sioux tribe
- Location: CARLISLE, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES
- City: CARLISLE, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Race Relations / Ethnic Issues,Society/Social Issues,United States
- Reuters ID: LVA007ELYE98N
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- Story Text: The bodies of ten native American children who were buried on the grounds of what was once the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, were returned to their tribes on Wednesday (July 14) by the U.S. military that now runs the property as part of the U.S. Army War College.
Nine of the children were returned to representatives of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and one child was returned to the Alaskan Aleut tribe.
According to the Army War College, Carlisle Indian Industrial School was a government-run boarding school that operated from 1870 through 1918 and educated more than 10,000 Native American children.
Students attended classes in English, academic subjects and vocational training, such as shoemaking, carpentry and blacksmithing. The school also offered agricultural training and operated three farms, according to the Army War College.
Many children died from disease at the schools that have been criticized for their assimilation practices that forced children to change their clothing, language and culture.
Dozens of Native American and Alaskan Native families have requested the return of their relatives' bodies from Carlisle, reported the Sioux City Journal, that added that the Rosebud Sioux Tribe has negotiated for years to bring about this return.
Rosebud tribal representative Russell Eagle Bear said the tribe was planning a ceremony and prayer service for the nine children whose remains were returned to South Dakota.
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