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Chemawa Cemetery - Salem, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member shadow101
N 44° 59.910 W 122° 59.662
10T E 500443 N 4982783
Quick Description: A cemetery for those who died in the early years of the nearby Indian school.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 5/17/2009 10:29:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM6DM0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
Views: 5

Long Description:
The Chemawa School was founded in the 1880s, with a mission to integrate Indians into Anglo society through education. The students were taught various trades, along with general studies. But this was not the most well funded of schools, given the prevailing attitude that they were elevating savages. So quality medical care was at a premium, and on several occasions there were disease outbreaks. Those who perished, and could not be returned to their families were laid to rest here. There are 198 known grave sites here.
City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Not listed

Approximate number of graves: Not listed

Cemetery Status: Not listed

Cemetery Website: Not listed

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