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Haskell Indian Nations University

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  • Date Posted: May 4, 2014
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  • Address: Haskell Indian Nations University, 155 East Indian Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66046, USA

Haskell Indian Nations University

History and Demographics for Lawrence, Kansas and the Haskell Indian Nations University:

Lawrence is located in the northeastern part of the state. It is the Douglas County Seat. With 92,000 residents, Lawrence is the sixth largest city in Kansas. Lawrence is situated along the banks of the Kansas River and the Wakarusa River.

Lawrence was founded in 1854 and named after Amos Adams Lawrence, a famous politician.

In 1884, the Haskell Indian Nations University buildings were originally used a boarding school for 15 young Native American agricultural students in grades 1 through 5. The goal for these students was to teach them how to blend into society. Students were supposed to leave their cultural identity behind.

In 1887, the school was renamed the Haskell Institute after Dudley Haskel, a state representative who was instrumental in putting the school in Lawrence, Kansas. The Haskell Institute at this time used militant methods on young students. Students wore uniforms and were required to march to class. Unruly students went to the “brig” or jail.

The Haskell Indian Nations University is currently a degree-granting institutions for federally recognized members of Native American tribes in the United States. There are about 1,000 students enrolled at the Haskell Indian Nations University. The campus consists of 12 buildings.

The Ghosts and Hauntings of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas:

Hiawatha Hall on the Haskell Indian Nationa University Campus is an important site where paranormal activity is common and well-known.


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