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Native American class at the Indian Training School



Native American class at the Indian Training School


A posed photograph of Native American students sitting at desks outside of a building at the Forest Grove Indian Training School. Various maps, drawings and Christian signs are on wall behind the students, demonstrating the academic subjects that the students were learning. The actual classroom spaces at the school were indoors. The caption notes that this was number 32 in a series of photographs by I.G. Davidson, a photography studio based in Portland. The series shows how the school taught the children to behave according to the norms of white society. The Pacific University Archives' copy of this photo is a black-and-white reproduction of the original, which would have been a sepia-toned albumen print.


I. G. Davidson, photographer





Image Text

[back] Indian Training School, Forest grove Capt M.C. Wilkinson USA, in charge I.G. Davidson photo


I. G. Davidson, photographer, “Native American class at the Indian Training School,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed May 25, 2018,