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Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories

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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.