Boarding Schools and Missionaries 


The Federal Government, in an attempt to better coordinate the "management" of Indian lives, assigned various religious missionary denominations to the various reservations.  For example, Methodists were assigned to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (Oregon), the Presbyterian and Catholics to the Nez Perce of Idaho, a Franciscan order of Catholics to the Crow and Jesuit order of Catholics to the Coeur d'Alene of Idaho, and yet another order of Catholics to the Blackfeet of Montana.



Carlisle Indian Industrial School Pupils (1879 - 1918) c. 1900 Pennsylvania


 Father Pierre-Jean DeSmet and Flathead and Coeur d'Alene headmen ca. 1859



 Stanley Lithograph ca. 1850s  Cataldo Mission ca. 2000



Sacred Heart Boarding School ca. 1937  Sewing Class


Father Connolly



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