“The Indian Experiment:” Beloit College and the Native American Boarding School System | Native American Heritage Month Program
November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
“The Indian Experiment:” Beloit College and the Native American Boarding School System
The Reverend Alfred L. Riggs, a Congregational missionary, founded the Santee Normal Training School in 1870 in Santee, Nebraska for Native American children. In 1883, Reverend Riggs met with Beloit College professors to discuss an exchange program between the Santee Normal Training School and Beloit College, a program they called “the Indian Experiment”.
While conducting research for her exhibit at Beloit College, “Nothing Servile: Native Resistance at the Santee Normal Training School”, Morgan Lippert (Beloit College ’21) was surprised to discover information about this 1883 “experiment”. Join us as Lippert discusses her research and virtual exhibit as part of Nature At The Confluence’s celebration of Native American Heritage Month. Nature At The Confluence’s Executive Director, Therese Oldenburg will also speak briefly about Ke-Chunk village, the large Ho-Chunk village that was located along Turtle Creek until 1832.
This is a free program but registration is required. Please register below.
This program is co-sponsored by Beloit College’s Logan Museum of Anthropology.
Morgan Lippert is Curator at the Sauk County Historical Society as well as a NAGPRA Research Assistant for the Milwaukee Public Museum and Miami Tribe of Oklahoma.