Carlisle Indian Industrial School classroom photograph   Save
Jim Thorpe Collection
Description: Dated ca. 1907-1912, this photograph shows a classroom at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. One of the students pictured here is Jim Thorpe, a Sac and Fox Native, who was an American athlete, playing professional football and baseball, and an Olympic track gold medalist. Founded by the United States government in 1879, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School was a boarding school for American Indian peoples. Students were taught common school subjects, such as English, history, and math, and also learned professional trade skills for their careers after school. Many American Indians criticized the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, and other boarding schools for native youths, because the schools forced children to leave their families and abandon their native language and culture. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV235_1_25
Subjects: Carlisle Indian Industrial School; Thorpe, Jim 1887-1953; American Indian athletes--United States--History; American Indian history; Education
Places: Carlisle (Pennsylvania); Cumberland County (Pennsylvania)