Ute Tribal Paths

Reservation Life-Boarding Schools

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The government established two boarding schools for Ute children, including one at Ignacio in 1902 and one at Towaoc in 1906.

Boarding School

The U.S. government believed that if American Indians lived on farms, spoke English, believed in Christianity, and were U.S. citizens, they would be happy and become wealthy.