May 13, 2022

Federal efforts to find graves could impact the search at a Native boarding schools in Kansas

Author: Luke X. Martin

Congressional testimony began Thursday on a bill that would create a federal commission to look into the impacts of Native American boarding schools such as those that once operated throughout Kansas and at two sites in Missouri.
The bill, sponsored by U.S. Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids, of Kansas, could also impact ongoing efforts to identify unmarked gravesites at religiously affiliated schools like the Shawnee Indian Mission in what is now Fairway, Kansas.
“In many ways, that school, which s...