The U-S Department of the Interior has released Volume 1 of a report on the history of Indian boarding schools. The Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative found there were 408 of the schools in 37 states between 1819 and 1969. One was located In Tomah. Democratic Congressman Ron Kind says the school policies “caused unimaginable pain and suffering,” with the impacts “deeply felt for generations.” Kind says he hopes the initiative will continue to shed light on that dark chapter in U-S history.

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