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Title: Bismarck Indian School

Dates: 1930-1937

Collection Number: 2018-P-062

Quantity: 23 items

Abstract: Consists of group photographs of graduates, students, basketball teams, and other extracurricular groups of the Bismarck Indian School taken by Risem Studio.

Provenance: The provenance of this collection is unknown.

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Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.       

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11133 Lydia Frerking Schneider Bismarck Indian School    
00715 Bismarck Indian School
00843 Emma Zuger's Indian Book

AGENCY SKETCH
The Bismarck Indian School was established in 1905, one of thirty non-reservation schools opened in the United States. It was located on the east bank of the Missouri River, within the city limits of Bismarck, at the current site of Fraine Barracks. Enrollment averaged about 100, and was directed by a faculty and staff of about 10 to 20 men and women. After 1922 the school enrolled girls only because of inadequate equipment for both sexes. The school enrolled students in the fourth to the ninth grades. Students received instruction in academic class work and home economics classes, as well as leisure activities like singing, physical exercise and play. The Bismarck Indian School closed after the graduation of its 1937 class. The closing of the school was part of a larger movement to shift schools to reservations. Work at the Bismarck Indian school was transferred to Fort Yates and Fort Totten, ND.
Sources:
“Bismarck Indian School Has Last Graduation.” The Minneapolis Journal. 20 June 1937.
1934 Bismarck Indian School Yearbook, p.5. SHSND MSS 11113.
INVENTORY

2018-P-062-00001 1935 graduates of Bismarck Indian School
2018-P-062-00002 1933 graduates of the Bismarck Indian School
2018-P-062-00003 1932 Bismarck Indian School Glee Club
2018-P-062-00004 1931 Bismarck Indian School Glee Club
2018-P-062-00005 1932 graduates of the Bismarck Indian School
2018-P-062-00006 1933 Bismarck Indian School girls basketball team
2018-P-062-00007 1932 Bismarck Indian School girls basketball team
2018-P-062-00008 Students on the steps of the Bismarck Indian School ca. 1930
2018-P-062-00009 Students of the Bismarck Indian School ca. 1930
2018-P-062-00010 Students of the Bismarck Indian School ca. 1930
2018-P-062-00011 1937 graduates of the Bismarck Indian School with Superintendent Sharon Mote
2018-P-062-00012 Students of the Bismarck Indian School ca. 1930
2018-P-062-00013 Graduates of the Bismarck Indian School ca. 1930
2018-P-062-00014 1931 Bismarck Indian School girls basketball team
2018-P-062-00015 1932 Bismarck Indian School girls basketball team
2018-P-062-00016 1935 Bismarck Indian School girls basketball team
2018-P-062-00017 1935 Bismarck Indian School students basketball team
2018-P-062-00018 1934 graduates of the Bismarck Indian School
2018-P-062-00019 Graduates of the Bismarck Indian School ca. 1930
2018-P-062-00020 Graduates of the Bismarck Indian School ca. 1930
2018-P-062-00021 Students and Mrs. Alfred Zuger at the Bismarck Indian School ca. 1930
2018-P-062-00022 Bismarck Indian School classroom and students ca. 1933
2018-P-062-00023 Students in a classroom in the Bismarck Indian School with barns and animal toys 1933

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