posted on July 20, 2013
Mennonite Church and Halstead Seminary had 15 Indian children from Oklahoma. In 1887 the Indian orphanage was moved to Krehbiel’s farm. Children lived on the farm with the Kriehbiels. Children studied academic subjects during the school year worked the farm in summer. For the 1892-93 school year Krehbiel contracted with the federal government to take 30 more Indian children for $125 each. After the government ended its contract policy for Indian children in 1896, Kriehbiels helped organized the Orphan and Children’s Aid Society and they started an orphanage on his farm, they continued the process and were adopting and contracting out these Indian children to neighboring farms of the Mennonite faith. Native American Mennonites?
Are there any documents, contracts, names of these kids? Researching oil paintings from 1921 and listed them as Mennonite paintings on eBay, but research is heading to orphaned Indians? Any records on these government sold kids?