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Orphanages of Arizona?

Orphanages of Arizona?

Posted: 3 Sep 2000 2:15PM GMT
Edited: 26 Nov 2001 12:52AM GMT
Does anyone know of a orphanage/indian boarding school c. 1914 around the Phoenix, AZ area?
My grandfather Juan Cabrera Nevarez was half Hopi and half Mexican American and became an orphan around 1914. His mother Maria Jesusita Cabrera died when he was 6 (1909) and his father died when he was 11 (1914) and her family wouldn't take him because he was an indian.
Anyways, he did mention he was in an orphanage/boarding school but soon ran away because of the treatment he received.
I would like to see if I can obtain some records about him if one existed or records were moved to an archive.

Re: Orphanages of Arizona?

Norma (View posts)
Posted: 16 Jan 2006 5:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
There used to be a large school in Phoenix for Indians only. It was located on Indian School Road in Phoenix and was there for many years.

You might want to check with the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce..... or the Arizona Historical Society. I am sure they can give you more detail.

Good luck!

Re: Orphanages of Arizona?

F. Eugene Barber (View posts)
Posted: 14 Jun 2006 4:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
The School building is still there. I would imagine someone there can tell you where the records are now located
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