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Contestants for the title of Miss Phoenix Indian School 1978-79 line up in this photo. The school’s alumni say events like this show the change in attitude toward the tribal board-ing schools, once students were allowed to showcase tribal culture and tradition that the schools originally tried to stamp out. (Photo courtesy Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center)

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In the early 1930s, Robert Carr, a member of the Creek Nation, was expelled for “incorrigible behavior” from Chilocco Indian Agricultural School near the Kansas-Oklahoma border.

By Calah Schlabach, News 21 with Cronkite News September 8, 2020