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Walk the Indian Schools w/ Patty Talahongva

Saturday May 7th, 2016
8:00am - 10:00am
Steele Indian School Park
300 E. Indian School Rd. (3rd St. and Indian School Rd.)
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Chances are you’ve taken Indian School Road to drive into downtown Phoenix but do you know how the road got its name? Did you know the federal government operated a boarding school for Native American children for 99 years at the corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road? Come join us for a walking tour of the former school site, which is now Steele Indian School Park, and learn about the history of such boarding schools and the students and people who lived, worked and played on the site. Three buildings remain from the Indian School and all three are on the National Register of Historic Places. The City of Phoenix owns and operates the park and rents out Memorial Hall for public and private events. Learn about the effort to restore the former music building and turn it into a Native American Cultural Center. The tour will be led by a former student who attended Phoenix Indian School. For more information about the event click here.

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