Bad Water and Epidemics: The Wages of Neglect at the Seneca Indian School

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Article analyzes the issues of poor federal management and general neglect of health and sanitation that put Indian students' lives in jeopardy at Seneca Indian School and at the nation's other Indian schools in the early twentieth century.

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20 p. : ill.

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Bieloh, Christina Spring 2009.

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Article analyzes the issues of poor federal management and general neglect of health and sanitation that put Indian students' lives in jeopardy at Seneca Indian School and at the nation's other Indian schools in the early twentieth century.

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20 p. : ill.

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Abstract: Measles and typhoid killed dozens at Seneca Indian School in 1927. Founded in 1872 for Seneca, Wyandot, and Quapaw children, by the 1920s Seneca School served as a boarding facility for Cherokee youths. Christina Bieloh analyzes the issues of bad federal management and general neglect of health and sanitation that put Indian students' lives in jeopardy at Seneca and at the nation's other Indian schools in the early twentieth century.

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  • Chronicles of Oklahoma, 87(1), Oklahoma Historical Society, 2009, pp. 56-75

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  • Publication Title: Chronicles of Oklahoma
  • Volume: 87
  • Issue: 1
  • Page Start: 56
  • Page End: 75

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Bieloh, Christina. Bad Water and Epidemics: The Wages of Neglect at the Seneca Indian School, article, Spring 2009; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc2016961/: accessed February 4, 2023), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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