Home From School: The Children of Carlisle

Presented by Off Square Theatre & Wyoming Humanities Council

Join the Wyoming Humanities Council and Off Square Theatre for a screening of Home From School: The Children of Carlisle followed by a talkback with the filmmakers and a reception.

“Kill the Indian in him, and save the man” was the guiding principle of the U.S. government run Indian boarding school system starting in the late 19th Century. The program removed tens of thousands of Native American children from their tribal homelands, and through brutal assimilation tactics, stripped them of their languages, traditions and culture. The students were forced through a military-style, remedial education. Most children returned emotionally scarred, culturally unrooted with trauma that has echoed down the generations. Many students never returned home, having died at the schools. Home From School: The Children of Carlisle dives into history of the flagship federal boarding school, Carlisle Indian Industrial School, and follows the modern day journey of the Northern Arapaho Tribe as they seek to bring home the remains of three children who died at Carlisle over 100 years ago. To move forward they need to heal from the past, and in doing so they forge the way for other tribes to follow. 

PLEASE NOTE: FOR THIS PERFORMANCE MASKS must be worn at all times unless actively eating or drinking. TICKETS will be limited for this performance however, the presenting organizations can no longer ensure patrons will be seated socially distanced from other parties. If you have any questions, please call The Center Box Office at (307) 733-4900.


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