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Uncovering the history of the Shawnee Indian Mission

Over the summer, the remains of hundreds of Indigenous children were discovered at a Canadian boarding school. Since then, officials in Fairway, Kansas, said they would work with the Shawnee Tribe to look into the history of the Shawnee Indian Mission.

Following the discovery of the remains of hundreds of First Nations children at a boarding school in Canada earlier this year, places in the United States started examining their history of Native American residential schools.

In late September, officials in Fairway, Kansas announced they would work with the Shawnee Tribe to look into the history of the Shawnee Indian Mission, which was an Indian boarding school from the 1830s to 1860s on 2,000 acres of Shawnee Tribe land. Juliana Garcia reported that story for the Shawnee Mission Post and joins us for this conversation.

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