The NABS Archive is a living project that will continue to grow and collect items related to the Indian boarding schools.
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Advisory: The content contained herein may trigger secondary trauma or PTSD; we encourage individuals to seek counseling or healing if you experience any stress related to boarding school history. Indigenous peoples are warned that this database contains images, names, and references to deceased persons.
The database includes:
The Digital Archive contains historical documents. It includes documents found in historical societies across the United States, libraries, state archives, the National Archive and Record Administration (NARA), universities, colleges, schools, personally held items, and other resources.
Here you will find a searchable archive of manuscript collections, books, reports, letters, informal communication, reports from the government, BIA, Indian Agents, and others, newspaper articles, among many others.
Academic articles, white papers, abstracts, studies, reports, essays, work, reviews, papers, dissertations, disquisitions, and presentations
Bibliographic materials from all sources in the Resource Database, other bibliographies, lists of pertinent materials, finding aids, and other resources to help with your research.
IN THE MEDIA
Read, watch, or listen to past articles, interviews, blogs, podcasts/audio, or videos pertaining to the Coalition’s work and other general media related to Indian boarding schools.
HISTORIES & STORIES
Read, watch, or listen to personal histories from survivors and their families. Histories of the the Tribes, tribal traditions, and stories are also included.
EVENTS, MEETINGS, & CONFERENCES
Presentations, handout materials, agendas, general information about past events from NABS and throughout Indian Country.
PROGRAMS, CERTIFICATIONS & EDUCATION
Teaching tools including curricula and lesson plans. Information and resources are included from past programs, certifications and education opportunities.