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Letter to the Editor

Local Researchers Looking for Indian School Information


February 17, 2022

To the Editor:

We are two local residents who are seeking reader assistance with a research project focused on the Juniata Collegiate Institute (also known as the Martinsburg Indian Training School). We are diligently working to compile information on the building – which was once located at the 400 block of E Allegheny Street – with a focus on the time period in the late 1800s when Native children from the Osage and Oneida tribes studied and lived there. Approximately 100 children arrived by train to the school, which was overseen by P.H. Bridenbaugh and his family. Also known as “Th...

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