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Choctaw Academy: An Indian Boarding School in Antebellum Kentucky

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 6:00p
Filson Historical Society Louisville, KY

Choctaw Academy, located in Great Crossings, Kentucky, was the first national Indian boarding school in the United States. Open from 1825 to 1848, the school was located on the plantation of prominent politician Richard Mentor Johnson. Although initiated by the Choctaw Nation, the academy became home to a diverse range of Native Americans from the Southeast and Midwest. Through Choctaw Academy, we can see how the territorial growth of the United States forged a multicultural society, but that diversity… Show more

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Filson Historical Society
1310 S. Third St.
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 635-5083
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