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Away From Home Exhibit Comes to Mid-America All-Indian Museum

Contact: April Scott, Mid-America All-Indian Museum |

The Mid-America All-Indian Museum is hosting a national touring exhibition called Away from Home: Native American Boarding School Stories Sept. 1 - Oct. 17.

Away From Home examines an important and often unknown period of American history. Beginning in the 1870s the U.S. government aimed to assimilate American Indians into “civilized” society by placing them in government-operated boarding schools.

The exhibit is comprised of a collection of artifacts, objects, photographs and more.

The public is asked to be aware that Away from Home is recommended for mature audiences due to graphic depictions of human indignities, violence, racism and harsh language.

The exhibition is made possible by National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) on the Road, a special initiative of the NEH. It was adapted from the permanent exhibition, Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories, organized by The Heard Museum in Phoenix.

The Mid-America All-Indian Museum, 650 N. Seneca, is open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and military personnel and students.

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