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GI-253987-17

Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323)
Janet Cantley (Project Director: August 2016 to present)

Tragedy and Triumph: The American Indian Boarding School Experience

Tragedy and Triumph examines an important but 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 boarding schools. Children were taken from families and transported to far-away schools where all signs of “Indianness” were stripped away. Students were trained for servitude and many went for years without familial contact—events that still resonate today. Boarding schools were designed to change American Indians, but it was American Indians who changed the schools. A sense of Pan Indianism grew on campuses, and advocates demanded reform. Eventually, schools came to celebrate the very culture they were designed to eradicate. The exhibit places archival materials, works of art, video, audio, and interactive technology in an immersive environment that conveys the complex history of these schools and recognizes the resilience, vitality, and creativity of American Indians.

Project fields:
Cultural Anthropology; Native American Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Exhibitions: Implementation

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$250,000 (approved)
$250,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2017 – 3/31/2019


GE-230672-15

Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323)
Janet Cantley (Project Director: January 2015 to present)

American Indian Boarding Schools: History and Legacy, Transition in American Indian Boarding Schools

Planning for the reinterpretation and expansion of a permanent exhibition, two traveling exhibitions, and a catalog that would examine the experience of Native American youth in boarding and tribal schools from the nineteenth century to the present.

In 2000 the Heard Museum opened what was supposed to have been a 3-year exhibition depicting the harrowing experiences American Indian children and their families faced as the children were forcibly removed from their homes and sent to Indian Boarding Schools. The exhibition has been the Museum's most visited and most thematically powerful exhibition in the last 15 years. The exhibit is being updated to show the slow process that took place by which Native Americans made the schools their own, turning the schools into tools for self-realization and self-preservation. The expansion project includes adding new information to the existing exhibition to bring the boarding school story into the 21st century; an oral history project - Voices Heard; creating an accompanying catalogue, and creating a Traveling Exhibition for venues nationwide & a Traveling Panels Exhibit for the Museum's education department.

Project fields:
Arts, Other; Native American Studies; U.S. History

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$60,445 (approved)
$60,445 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2015 – 7/31/2016


GM-25843-98

Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323)
Margaret Archuleta (Project Director: January 1998 to present)

Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience

To support a permanent exhibition and catalog on the social and cultural impact of the United States government's boarding schools on Native American students.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$200,820 (approved)
$200,820 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1998 – 9/30/2001


GM-25344-95

Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323)
Margaret Archuleta (Project Director: June 1994 to present)

The Boarding School Experience

To support planning for a long-term exhibition, catalog, and programs on the history of Indian boarding schools and their role in the development of American Indian art.

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Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$45,000 (approved)
$45,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1995 – 12/31/1996