Indian New Deal, Tribal Termination, and Urban Relocation 1934-1967

1934

Investigation of the Canton Insane Asylum

Office of Indian Affairs insane asylum in Canton, South Dakota. Image: Robert Bogdan Collection
Office of Indian Affairs insane asylum in Canton, South Dakota. Image: Robert Bogdan Collection

Canton closes due to abuse of patients and deplorable conditions. The Office of Indian Affairs seeks other facilities near Indian communities in which to place the mentally ill, but the remaining patients are sent to an insane asylum in Washington, D.C. (Stawicki, 1997).

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