Forest Grove Indian Training School campus


Forest Grove Indian Training School campus


An image of the Indian Training School's original campus in Forest Grove. It shows the students in their uniforms, a male teacher (probably the superintendent, Captain M.C. Wilkinson), and other teachers and staff in the foreground, with a dormitory (right), workshop (center) and another dormitory (left) in the background. The caption describes the image: 'One of the main buildings, erected entirely by Indian boys; dormer windows, rustic painting on all. Their work without aid.' It is numbered 36 in a series of photographs by I.G. Davidson, a photography studio based in Portland. The series shows how the school taught the children to behave according to the norms of white society, including learning trades and wearing Western clothing. It was probably taken in 1881 or 1882, based on other dated photographs within the series.





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I.G. Davidson, photographer. Portland, Oregon. [...]