We just launched a new project from the National Anthropological Archives: a set of essays & drawings by Native children at the Pine Ridge Agency Day School, created circa 1904. Help us spread awareness of Native Boarding & Day School history & make these materials more accessible through transcription: https://s.si.edu/2BTJZpE
Want to learn more about the history of US Indian education policies in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the ways in which Native communities are working together to share resources related to this history and heal from trauma brought on by these policies? Visit the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition: boardingschoolhealing.org
Created circa 1904 at the Pine Ridge Agency Day School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of the Oglala Lakota in South Dakota. This collection includes 13 drawings. All but four are accompanied by short handwritten essays regarding the scene, and most are signed by the artist who created them.