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Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Hampton Indian Program

 
 
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By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
1. The Hampton Indian Program Marker
Inscription.  Hampton Institute began the Hampton Indian Program to “christianize and civilize” American Indians. The first students arrived at the Institute near midnight on 13 April 1878. They had been incarcerated at Fort Marion in St. Augustine, Florida, in an attempt by the U.S. government to control their kinsmen. Later, government officials recruited males and females from 65 tribal groups from the Midwest and Southwest. Approximately 1,388 students participated before the program ended in 1923. Thirty-eight students from the program are interred in the integrated campus cemetery. The Hampton Indian Program became the model for the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WY-99.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 13, 1878.
 
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Wide view of The Hampton Indian Program Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, May 15, 2014
2. Wide view of The Hampton Indian Program Marker
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1.332′ N, 76° 20.246′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Tyler Street and East Queen Street, on the right when traveling south on East Tyler Street. The marker is located on the grounds of Hampton University adjacent to Parking Lot 21. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23668, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Chapman Armstrong (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Phenix Hall (about 500 feet away); Camp Hamilton (about 600 feet away); Hampton University Museum (about 700 feet away); Wigwam (about 700 feet away); The Ultimate Sacrifice (about 800 feet away); Hampton National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study The Carlisle Indian Industrial School marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  Training the hand, the head, and the heart: Indian Education at Hampton Institute. by Minnesota Historical Society: Minnesota History Magazine (Submitted on May 17, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 670 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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