Feds Release Investigative Report on US Indian Boarding School Initiative
Between 1819 and 1969, the United States supported (directly or indirectly) the operation of 408 boarding schools targeting American Indians, Hawaiian Natives, and Native Alaskans. The boarding school program, designed to assimilate indigenous peoples, was implemented in 37 states and territories, including 21 schools in Alaska and 7 schools in Hawaii.
On June 22, 2021, the United States Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, directed Department of Interior agencies "to coordinate an investigation into the Federal Indian boarding school system to examine the scope of the system, with a focus on the location of schools, burial sites, and identification of children who attended the schools." This report identifies each Indian boarding school by name and location. This is volume 1.