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Thu May 25, 2023, 11:09 PM May 2023

Remains of 5 more Native American children to be disinterred in Pennsylvania

The remains of five more Native American children who died at a notorious government-run boarding school in Pennsylvania over a century ago will be disinterred from a small Army cemetery and returned to descendants, authorities said Thursday.

The remains are buried on the grounds of the Carlisle Barracks, home of the U.S. Army War College. The children attended the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School, where thousands of Indigenous children were taken from their families and forced to assimilate to white society as a matter of U.S. policy.

The Carlisle school put children through harsh conditions that sometimes resulted in their deaths. Founded by an Army officer, the school cut their braids, dressed them in military-style uniforms and punished them for speaking their native languages. European names were forced upon them.

The Office of Army Cemeteries said the latest disinterment of remains will take place beginning Sept. 11. It will be the sixth such disinterment operation at Carlisle since 2017 as the military transfers remains to living family members for reburial. Twenty-eight children have been returned so far, according to cemetery officials.

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Remains of 5 more Native American children to be disinterred in Pennsylvania (Original Post) jgo May 2023 OP
Some times I get sick of the human race- they act like animals and in some cases worse Stargazer99 May 2023 #1
It's all showing up now ampm May 2023 #2


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Fri May 26, 2023, 10:02 AM
May 2023

My grandfather went to Haskel, and he completely lost his family, both my great-grandparents died a month apart. He was 6 years old the church took him from New Mexico. He remembered, and his mom found his school record

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