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Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Carlisle Indian Industrial School

 
 
The Carlisle Indian Industrial School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 2, 2010
1. The Carlisle Indian Industrial School Marker
Inscription. This school was the model for a nationwide system of boarding schools intended to assimilate American Indians into mainstream culture. Over 10,000 indigenous children attended the school between 1879 and 1918. Despite idealistic beginnings, the school left a mixed and lasting legacy, creating opportunity for some students and conflicted identities for others. In this cemetery are 186 graves of students who died while at Carlisle.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 12.452′ N, 77° 10.245′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on North Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Albert "Chief" Bender (approx. mile away); Truscott Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hessian Powder Magazine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carlisle Barracks (approx. half a mile away); Flexibility, Firepower, and Mobility (approx.
The Carlisle Indian Industrial School Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 2, 2010
2. The Carlisle Indian Industrial School Cemetery
0.6 miles away); Private First Class Willard Dominick (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sergeant First Class Randall D. Shughart (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
More about this marker. 50 feet east of entrance to Carlisle Barracks (US Army War College)
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study The Hampton Indian Program marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Carlisle Indian Indurstial School with photo. (Submitted on May 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesEducationNative Americans
 
Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pa. Class in Government image. Click for full size.
By Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1901
3. Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pa. Class in Government
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,005 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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