Fort Lewis Indian School, 1892-1911

Sep 24, 2020


"Join us on Zoom on Thursday, September 24 at 6pm for our next Borderlands of Southern Colorado online lecture. In this lecture, Dr. Majel Boxer will present ""Any Step Back Into the Old Ways is Naturally a Hindrance: Fort Lewis Indian School, 1892-1911""

This presentation focuses on locating and ""hearing"" the voices of Indigenous students attending Fort Lewis Indian School during the two decades of operation. Dr. Boxer will explore how the federal Indian policy of assimilation was manifested in the daily life of children attending the boarding school.

Dr. Majel Boxer (Sisseton and Wahpeton Dakota) is an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Montana. Dr. Boxer served as the 2018-2019 president of the American Indian Studies Association, serves as a contributing editor to Wicazo Sa Review and is currently an associate professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies at Fort Lewis College.

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Our Online Borderlands Lecture Series is generously supported by the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area and Colorado State University Pueblo."