Brief early history of the Indian School

Title

Brief early history of the Indian School

Description

This brief history of the Forest Grove Indian School was written in 1904. It was probably by Myron Eells, who edited the text from which it is extracted, 'A History of Tualatin Academy and Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, 1848-1902.' This text was never published but still exists in a typescript copy at the Pacific University Archives. This brief historical sketch notes Pacific's support for the Indian school, its successes, its removal to Salem, and the fate of the Indian school's buildings afterwards. Particularly notable is the mention that one of the dormitories had been converted into a boarding house for male students at Pacific by 1894. Also of note is the editor's background: Myron Eells was the brother of Edwin Eells, who was an Indian Agent in the Puget Sound area during the time when the Indian School was in Forest Grove, and who likely helped to funnel native students to the school.

Creator

Eells, Myron

Is Part Of

A History of Tualatin Academy and Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, 1848-1902. Typescript. (1904) p. 83-84.

Subject

Off-reservation boarding schools
Native American Studies
Chemawa Indian School

Place

Forest Grove, Oregon

Language

English

Identifier

PUA_MS27_079.pdf

Rights

No Known Copyright

Source

Forest Grove Indian School Collection, Pacific University Archives

Date

1904

Relation

<a href='http://exhibits.lib.pacificu.edu/items/show/7211'><span>Indian School dormitory being used as a Pacific University boys' boarding house</span></a>