Mark Tessier
It Happens Here: The Roots of Racial Inequality on the North Shore

It Happens Here – Episode 10 – Taken

This episode features the recollections of Grand Portage elder John Morrin, whose parents were taken to boarding schools at Pipestone and Red Lake, Minnesota. Bemidji State University Professor Anton Treuer shares more about the history of the Carlisle Industrial School and Brenda Child, a U of MN Northrup professor of American Studies talks about the relationship between early mission schools, the first on-reservation schools and the Federal Indian Boarding School system.

To learn more on this topic we recommend the book “Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940,” Brenda Child, University of Nebraska Press, 1998.