Irving Exhibit Explores Tragic History of American Indian Boarding Schools

Beginning in the 1870s, the U.S. government forcibly removed thousands of Native Americans from their homes and sent them to government-operated boarding schools.

The schools aimed to educate and assimilate the children, who were all ages and from different tribes.

That tumultuous period is the subject of a new traveling exhibit — Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories — now at the Irving Archives and Museum.

“It’s a beautifully created exhibition about a little known but important subject in American history,” said Jennifer Landry, the museum’s executive director.

Part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ On the Road program, the exhibit includes photographs, artifacts, objects and audio and visual components.

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