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Martha Jacobs Benzel moved to Juneau. She went to the Native public school in the Juneau village and went to high school at Wrangell, Institute. She married Clifford Oliver Benzel in 1945 and they were married for 37 years. During that time, Martha had...
StoryCorps excerpt: 'I want my son to know who he is' Harriet Brouilette: My mother had experiences of being locked in a closet (at Wrangell Institute Boarding School) for speaking her language. She was hit with a ruler and had her mouth washed out. But she was...
A day in the life of Rosa Miller

...anymore.'"She attended two different schools in Juneau and Douglas until the seventh grade, when she went to the Wrangell Institute Boarding School.In the summer, once classes were over, many people would go to Hawk Inlet and begin putting...
My Turn: Curriculum whitewashes boarding school abuse

...their Native languages. One such school was the Wrangell Institute in Wrangell, "... the destination for forced...experiences of a 59-year-old Inupiaq man at Wrangell Institute interviewed for the paper stated, "As a young child...
Memorial to the Forgotten

...Those from the smaller villages were taken to Ward Lake camp north of Ketchikan. Some stayed for a time at the Wrangell Institute - a primarily Native school - before being taken to their final destinations.It was a culture shock for all...
Helen Brouillette Gray

...her first language was Inupiat and her brothers were reindeer herders. She left home at an early age to attend Wrangell institute. Helen worked at Mt. Edgecombe and Alaska native hospitals in Juneau before starting work at the of Bureau of...
Kake to host gymnasium naming ceremony

...After earning a teaching degree from the University of Portland, Davies returned to student teach in Wrangell.Wrangell Institute, on the verge of closing, was looking for five teachers and Davies' science background landed him a position...
Amos Wallace collection donated to Walter Soboleff Center

...He had an older brother, Lincoln, who taught him to carve when Amos was 7. Amos went to boarding school at the Wrangell Institute, where he studied and carved with Horace Marks. He joined the U.S. Army in 1942 and fought in World War II...
This Day in History

In Alaska In 1938, Alaskindia post office was established at the Wrangell Institute. It was discontinued in 1945. In 1947, Anchorage voters approved an independent school district for their area. In 1962, the...
Master carver dies at 83

...attended the equivalent of grade school at the Pius X Mission, a Catholic school in Skagway. They went to the Wrangell Institute boarding school in Wrangell. Dauenhauer's cousin, Horace Marks, studied and carved with Wallace at Wrangell...


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