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St. Joseph's Indian Normal School 1888-1896

Location: East side of US 231, across from St. Joseph College main entrance, south Rensselaer. (Jasper County, Indiana)

Erected by the Indiana Historical Society 1971

ID# : 37.1971.1

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Erected by the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions with funds from Katharine Drexel and operated by the Society of the Precious Blood with federal funds, 60 Indian boys from distant reservations were annually trained here.

Keywords

Education, American Indian/Native American, Religion