The Almonte Library at Trinity Lutheran Church with be closed on Tues., 12/12, while the church serves as a polling place.

Chilocco: A Native American Indian Boarding School Documentary (Rescheduled from November 5)

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Between 1869 and the 1960s, Native American children were removed from their homes and families and placed in boarding schools operated by the federal government and churches. The number of children taken is unknown. By 1900 there were 20,000 children in Indian boarding schools, and by 1925 that number had more than tripled. *

Many of these boarding schools have either closed or been restructured by Tribes. 

Join us as we present a documentary about one boarding school -Chilocco Indian Agricultural School.** The documentary includes interviews from prior students and discusses the school’s impact and its contributions to agriculture and the trades during three different periods: The Early Years: 1884-1930; The Golden Years: 1930-1960; and Chilocco's Legacy: 1960-2018. 

This is being shown onsite and through Zoom.  On October 29, Zoom link information will be sent participants. 



*National Native American Boarding School Healing Commission

**The Chilocco History Project documentary- produced by Firethief Productions, in conjunction with the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program of the Oklahoma State University Library and the Chilocco National Alumni Association. With support from the Tom J. and Edna M. Carson Foundation, the Oklahoma State University Library through the Puterbaugh Professorship for Library Service and the Hyle Family Professorship.



This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program.