Arapaho Manual Labor and Boarding School

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Arapaho Manual Labor and Boarding School
Opened 1867
Current Status Closed
Building Style Single Building
Alternate Names


Opened in 1867, the school was federally funded, but missionaries of the Society of Friends (Quakers) operated it under the "Quaker Peace Policy" of Ulysses S. Grant's presidential administration. As the Indian Service began its policy of forced assimilation through manual arts training and religious education (the "Pratt system"), the curriculum expanded to include craft training and especially farming and herding for the male students.

The school was moved to Concho Indian Boarding School in 1909.