“To protect, honor, and remember the children who lived and died at the Rapid City Indian Boarding School.”
–Amy Sazue, Rapid City Indian Boarding School Lands Project
Rapid City Indian Boarding School Lands Project will develop an interpretive site and memorial to protect and remember the children who died at the Rapid City Indian Boarding School, a federal assimilation school that operated from 1898 to 1933, and explore how the distribution of the school’s land in the 1940s contributed to ongoing tensions within their community in the Black Hills.
Team members include: Amy Sazue, Bobbie Koch, Eric Zimmer, Valeriah Big Eagle, Kibbe Brown, Sandra Fire Lightning, Eirik Asa Heikes, LaFawn Janis, Tatewin Means, Lorraine Nez, Jennifer Read, Beverly Stabber-Warne, Heather Dawn Thompson, and Robin Zephier.
Local Organizational Partner: Black Hills Area Community Foundation