Midstate Memories: Carlisle Indian School Athletes

The Carlisle Indian Industrial School (CIIS), the first U.S. Government off-reservation school for American Indian Children, was located at the Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, PA and operated from  1879 – 1918. About 10,000 native children attended the school, and of course many were involved with sporting programs at Carlisle.  Carlisle’s legendary athletic teams and athletes influenced sports throughout the country.

Learn more in the video above, or check out their website for more Cumberland-area history.


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