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A book containing autographs and short notes from approximately 44 Native American students who attended the Forest Grove Indian Training School between 1881-1885, along with about 10 teachers and others. It may be the only surviving document in the…

A portrait of an unidentified Native American girl. She probably attended Chemawa School and/or the Indian Training School at Forest Grove. The photograph is a small, 43mm x 81mm image in carte-de-visite format. It is stamped on the verso of the…

An image of the Indian Training School's original campus in Forest Grove. The two large buildings were probably dormitories; the small building in the center was the workshop. The photograph is numbered 35 in a series of photographs by I.G. Davidson,…

A group portrait of students from the Spokane tribe at the Forest Grove Indian Training School, taken when they were "new recruits." The caption notes that this was number 43 in a series of photographs by I.G. Davidson, a photography studio based in…

An image of the Indian Training School's original campus in Forest Grove. It shows the students in their uniforms, a male teacher (probably the superintendent, Captain M.C. Wilkinson), and other teachers and staff in the foreground, with a dormitory…

Group portrait of Native American students who attended the Forest Grove Indian Training School and/or Chemawa School. It may have been taken soon after the students enterered the school; several of the girls have shaved heads. The building in the…

Portrait of two Native American men standing with a white men sitting between them. The white man was most likely a teacher or administrator at Chemawa School, and the two Native Americans were probably students and/or employees of the school. The…

Group portrait of fifteen men and women who were associated with the Indian Training School in Forest Grove. They are sitting in front of one of the buildings used by the school. Most of those depicted were probably teachers and staff members. A note…

A news article advertising a presentation on the Indian Training School by Pacific University alumna Cynthia Straughn in 1992. Straughn's research led to the inclusion of several copies of documents being added to the Indian Training School…

A senior thesis paper written by Pacific University student Cynthia Straughan on the history of the Forest Grove Indian Training School. She discusses the creation of the first off-reservation Indian boarding school, the Carlisle School, and its…