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Indian school legacy presents a conflicted point-of-view


September 9, 2018

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — The experiment began with native children crying out in the night.

Cold, tired and lonely, they were in a strange place far from their homeland, far from their tribe.

Their first introduction to Carlisle was on a train pulling into the downtown station around midnight on Oct. 6, 1879. Hundreds of onlookers had gathered to watch them disembark.

Wrapped tightly in blankets, these first of many thousand students were escorted to the open gates of an abandoned Army post and separated by gender. There, they slept fitfully on bare floors unaware of the indoctrination to com...

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