Carlisle Indian Industrial School

Carlisle Indian School Presentation

Kate Theimer is a Project Partner with the Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center, focusing on cataloging photographs and authority control of student names. She also hosts the Carlisle Indian School Research podcast and is the author of “A Very Correct Idea of Our School”: A Photographic History of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School (2018).

Walking Tour of Carlisle Indian School 

Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, opened in 1879 as the first government-run boarding school for Native American children. The goal? Forced assimilation of Native children into white American society under the belief of “Kill the Indian, Save the Man.”