Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts prayer services in South Dakota for return of Indian boarding school students
Posted: Friday, July 16, 2021
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts prayer services for the return of nine Lakota students who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, a boarding school that was operated by the U.S. government. The ceremony took place in Wagner, South Dakota, on July 16, 2021. The stop is along the route that the tribe is taking as it brings the children home to the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. The children were formally transferred to the tribe by the U.S. Army on July 14. The ceremony occurred at the Carlisle Barracks Post Cemetery, a military site, in Pennsylvania. The tribe is hosting additional events in Nebraska and South Dakota in preparation of burial services on the reservation on July 17, 2021.
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