Federal Indian Boarding School Maps
A map of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites identified by the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative at the Department of the Interior. Source: Appendix C, Volume 1 of Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report
Maps of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
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The following images represent maps of the Indian boarding school sites that were identified by the Department of the Interior as part of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative.

The information is drawn from Appendix C of Volume 1 of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report. The maps show the 408 schools were identified in 37 states, including 21 in Alaska and seven in Hawaii. Over time, the schools were located at 431 sites.

“The research conducted for the initial work of the Department of the Interior Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative has resulted in the identification of hundreds of boarding schools that have been considered against four criteria,” the 53-page document reads. “All four criteria must be met for an institution to be considered a Federal Indian Boarding School (FIBS).”

The four criteria follow:

  1. Housing – Institution ever described as providing housing or overnight lodging to attendees on site.
  2. Education – Institution ever described as providing formal academic or vocational training or instruction.
  3. Federal Support – Institution ever described as having federal government funds or other support provided to the institution.
  4. Timeframe – Institution operational at any time prior to 1969.

Federal Indian Boarding School Maps as of April 1, 2022 [53 images]
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Alaska and Hawaii
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Alabama: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 1
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Alaska: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 25
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Arizona: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 48
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Arkansas: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 1
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California: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 12
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Colorado: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 5
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Connecticut: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 0
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Delaware: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 0
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Florida: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 1
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Georgia: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 2
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Hawaii: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 11
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Idaho: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 6
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Illinois: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 2
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Indiana: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 2
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Iowa: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 3
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Kansas: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 14
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Kentucky: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 1
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Louisiana: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 0
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Maine: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 0
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Maryland: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 0
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Massachusetts: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 0
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Michigan: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 5
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Minnesota: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 21
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Mississippi: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 7
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Missouri: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 2
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Montana: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 18
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Nebraska: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 9
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Nevada: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 3
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New Hampshire: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 0
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New Jersey: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 0
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New Mexico: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 45
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New York: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 3
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North Carolina: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 4
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North Dakota: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 14
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Ohio: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 0
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Oklahoma: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 79
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Oregon: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 10
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Pennsylvania: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 4
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Rhode Island: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 0
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South Carolina: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 0
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South Dakota: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 31
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Tennessee: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 1
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Texas: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 0
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Utah: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 7
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Vermont: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 1
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Virginia: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 1
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Washington: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 15
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West Virginia: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 0
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Wisconsin: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 10
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Wyoming: Number of Federal Indian Boarding School Sites – 6
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