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Carlisle Indian Industrial School

Type: 

Roadside

This school was the model for a nation-wide 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.

Dedication Date: 

08/31/2003

Location

North side of Claremont Road, 50 feet East of the Carlisle Barracks entrance

County: 

Cumberland

Latitude: 

40.21

Longitude: 

-77.17