Ceremony marks 350 years of Harvard Indian College

Tribal leaders, Native students and Native alumni attended a ceremony on Friday to mark the 350th anniversary of the Harvard Indian College.

The college was created in 1655 to further the "the education of English and Indian youth." But the program graduated only one Indian -- Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck, a Wampanoag -- before falling into disuse and eventually being dismantled by Harvard.

It wasn't until the 1970s that the second Indian received a Harvard degree. There are now 49 undergraduates who identify themselves as Native.

Get the Story:
Indian Tribe Back in Yard (The Harvard Crimson 4/11)
Ceremony marks anniversary of Harvard's Indian College (The Boston Globe 4/9)

Relevant Links:
Harvard Native American Program -

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