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an inconvenient truth: The History Behind Sioux San & Indian Lands in West Rapid City

Children Who Passed Away at the Rapid City Indian Boarding School

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ozens of children passed away after being removed from their homes to attend the Rapid City Indian Boarding School. Most died from diseases to which they had little immunity, others died while attempting to run away from the school in the harsh South Dakota winter. The school did not keep complete records of the deceased, and many of the records were rendered illegible by the passage of time. This list is far from complete. But the painstaking hours of labor it took to compile this list is a small token from the authors in honor and memory of the children that never made it home:

[Illegible] Abner Kirk Adolph Bissonettee Adolph Russell Alonzo Little Chief Bessie Bare Arm Necklace* Charles Crowdog Charles Long Turkey Dorothy Crier Evelyn Day Female Child 1 Female Child 2 Female Child 3 Female Child 4 Female Child 5 Female Child 6 Female Child 7

Infant - Foreman* Infant - Naomi Goings* Isadore Eagle Feather James Means Jennie Pretends Eagle* John [Illegible] Joseph Brown Joseph Face Darkling [Darling] Josephine Spotted Bear Lia Logan Louis Longhorn Luke Shell Necklace* Mabel Holy* Male Child 1 Male Child 2 Mark Sherman Martin Hart

Martin Williamson Mary Galligo Melania Rencountre Nicholas Eagle Horn* Philip Moore Robert Cedar Boy Sophia Fleury Spencer Ruff Susan Blue Horse* Tommy Afraid of Thunder* Unnamed Child 1 Unnamed Child 2 Unnamed Child 3 Unnamed Child 4 Unnamed Child 5

*Indicates child is buried at the Mt. View Cemetery in Rapid City

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An Inconvenient Truth  

An Inconvenient Truth