Carlisle Journeys a biennial initiative of the cumberland county historical society


“Carlisle Journeys: Places of Memory and the Unfolding Stories of the Carlisle Indian School


The year 2018 marks the centennial of the closing of the Indian Industrial School at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Some of the questions we want to explore are “What were the issues American Indians were identifying in the early 1900’s?” Land reclamation? Citizenship? Self-governance?

We look forward to broad participation by the local community, Dickinson College and area university students and faculty, local high school students, educators and Carlisle Barracks personnel. Events will be held at the Historical Society and Dickinson College. We will issue a call for papers in the hope of drawing from a wide range of experts, academics and descendants of Carlisle Indian School students. Check back for more information as plans develop for our upcoming 2018 conference carrying the themes that moved “Carlisle” from Alma Mater to activism.



Dr. John Bloom, Shippensburg University
Ory Cuellar (Absentee Shawnee)
Cara Holtry Curtis, Librarian, CCHS
Dr. Nikki Dragone, Dickinson College

Dr. Jacqueline Fear-Segal, University of East Anglia, England
Dr. Gary Gordon (Mohawk), Professor (Retired)
Jason Illari, Executive Director, CCHS
Barbara Landis, CIIS Biographer, CCHS
Matthew March, Education Curator, CCHS
Suzanne Reynolds, Volunteer, CCHS
Dr. Susan Rose, Dickinson College
Malinda Triller Doran, Special Collections Librarian, Dickinson College

Dr. Louellyn White (Mohawk), Concordia University, Montreal


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