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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe accepts old Indian school grounds

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan held a remembrance and healing ceremony on Monday at the site of the former Mt. Pleasant Indian Industrial School.

The school operated from 1893 to 1934. Officially, five children died there but a search of obituaries and local records turned up the names of nearly 150 more, whose names were read at the ceremony.

The city of Mt. Pleasan owns most of the site but the state deeded eight acres and six historic buildings to the tribe.

Get the Story:
Tribe remembers boarding school era, begins healing (The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun 6/7)
Tribe plans day of remembrance, healing for June 6 (The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun 5/31)

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