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Cashton Library hosts local historians on Tomah Indian Industrial Boarding school


March 11, 2020

Local historians Kevin and Patsy Alderson will be at Cashton Library on Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 pm to discuss the history of the Tomah Indian Industrial Boarding school. The school opened in 1893 and closed in 1935. The curriculum was designed to replace the student’s indigenous culture with a Christian, English-language education. The Tomah Indian Industrial Boarding School was seen as a model for how other schools like it at the time could develop and was the first school of its kind t...

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