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Indigenous Appalachia

A guide to sources informing the Indigenous Appalachia exhibition

Oral histories and digitized archives

Digitized Indian Boarding School archives

Oral histories: content notes

Oral history 

  • aligns to indigenous ways of recording history and transmitting knowledge
  • is sometimes mixed in with collections of other formats
  • may or may not have written transcripts available

Oral traditions include stories meant for specific people, or intended to be told at specific times. The oral histories and videos here are understood to be those Native people have chosen to share widely. 

Oral histories: American Indian boarding schools

La Plant Oral History Project: American Indian Boarding Schools

Edited from series of interviews conducted from 2014 to 2015 in the town of La Plant on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation, located within South Dakota. To view the entire project, visit: http://www.simplysmiles.org/la-plant-oral-history.

American Indian boarding schools in the news 2021-2022

American Indian boarding schools in the news 2022

Selected current news coverage of Native American Boarding Schools from a mix of Native news sources and national/multinational news agencies and media groups, named beneath each article link. 

Volume One of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report

American Indian boarding schools in the news 2021

Selected current news coverage of Native American Boarding Schools from a mix of Native news sources and national/multinational news agencies and media groups, named beneath each article link.