Calling all Preservation Pennsylvania Members!
We invite you to join us at the Annual Meeting Luncheon, taking place during the Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
12:00 noon - 1:15 p.m. Todd Hall, Cumberland County Historical Society, 21 N. Pitt Street
We'll adjourn in time to attend the conference Plenary Session.
Many thanks to Annual Meeting Luncheon Sponsor Janet Klein!
The Carlisle Indian School Farmhouse
Who Gets to Tell the Stories: Voices of the Descendants
Dr. Louellyn White
Associate Professor of First Peoples Studies
Concordia University, Montreal
Carlisle Indian Industrial School Archives & Library Specialist
Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle
The Carlisle Indian School was founded in October 1879 by U.S. Army Officer, Lt. Richard Henry Pratt. Now a National Historic Landmark, the school was a model for a nationwide system of U.S. government off-reservation boarding schools with the purpose of acculturation. Over 10,000 students from virtually every Native American Indian nation attended from 1879 until 1918, when the school closed. Despite idealistic intentions to offer academic and industrial training, the school’s legacy is mixed viewed today as an effort to assimilate students into mainstream culture and forego their own cultural traditions. It was housed at the Carlisle Barracks, now the home of the U.S. Army War College.