“The Indian Experiment:” Beloit College and the Native American Boarding School System
The Reverend Alfred 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 virtual 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 for this thought-provoking program where Lippert will discuss 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 free program will be presented in-person and via Zoom on Sunday, Nov. 14, 1pm. Please do not use the registration form below for accessing the program via Zoom, that is just for in-person registration. Just use this link: https://beloit.zoom.us/j/87442764293?pwd=QmxIZkxpV3JzOXV6dEt2UGlTTEVCZz09
This program is co-sponsored by Beloit College’s Logan Museum of Anthropology.
In-person attendees will need to wear a mask in accordance with IL Mask Mandate.
Morgan Lippert works for the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Cultural Resource Office and Myaamia Heritage Museum & Archive.