Finding Lost, Stolen, and Kidnapped Children in Indian Boarding School Cemeteries

Finding Lost, Stolen, and Kidnapped Children in Indian Boarding School Cemeteries

Northern Cheyenne citizen Marsha Small and Dr. Jarrod Burks discuss investigations to identify the locations of over 200 unmarked burials at the Chemawa Boarding School in Salem, OR.

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Finding Lost, Stolen, and Kidnapped Children in Indian Boarding School Cemeteries

Finding Lost, Stolen, and Kidnapped Children in Indian Boarding School Cemeteries Using Multi-Instrument Geophysical Survey: Chemawa Indian Boarding School

The final presentation in the Archaeological Institute of America's Dayton Society 2022-2023 Lecture Series presented by Northern Cheyenne Tribe citizen Marsha Small, M.A. from Montana State University and Dr. Jarrod Burks from Ohio Valley Archaeology, Inc.

Since 2016 Marsha Small and Jarrod Burks have been conducting geophysical investigations to identify the locations of over 200 unmarked burials at the Chemawa Boarding School in Salem, OR. The school originally opened in 1880 and today is one of four remaining off-reservation boarding schools funded and operated by the federal Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). From the 1880s to about 1940 students who died at the school were buried in the school cemetery. Disturbances in the cemetery had by 1960 removed any grave markers that were there and since then new markers were placed to create a memorial garden, though those markers did not mark actual grave locations.

This lecture is currently scheduled to take place in person in the Science Center Auditorium (SC 114) at The University of Dayton.

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Finding Lost, Stolen, and Kidnapped Children in Indian Boarding School Cemeteries is taking place at University of Dayton, which is located at 300 College Park in Dayton. University of Dayton - UD - Dayton Ohio. The official web site for the University of Dayton. - read more

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