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Student body on the grounds of the Carlisle Indian School, 1884. The number of students was 375. Photo by John N. Choate. Courtesy of Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle, PA.

Native Voices at the Autry

First Look Series: Then & Now

Thursday, September 25, 2014
7:30 p.m.

What is the history and legacy of the Indian boarding school and how does it inform or haunt Native Americans today? Using historical documents, first-person narratives, and present-day interviews of boarding school survivors, an ensemble of Native performers curates an evening of new work that explores the forced dispersal of Native peoples and the attempt to eradicate their cultural traditions and practices.

This free staged reading is presented as part of Native Voices at the Autry’s 2014–2015 season, themed “Legacy and Loss: Stories From the Indian Boarding School.”



San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles Edison International Los Angeles County Arts Commission National Endowement for the Arts The Nissan Foundation Seven PostSoboba Band of Luiseño Indians Wells Fargo

Native Voices


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