Crowfoot (St. Joseph’s) Residential School

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Primary Name(s): Crowfoot (St. Joseph’s)

Other Name(s): Crowfoot 

 Crowfoot

Location: Cluny, AB

Religious Entity(ies): Catholic

Operating Dates: 1900 -1968

Roman Catholic missionaries opened Crowfoot school at Blackfoot Crossing, Alberta in 1900. In 1909 the school (also known as the Blackfoot or St. Joseph’s) was moved to Cluny Alberta. In 1909, 22 of 29 students had tuberculosis, and Indian Affairs believed the school to be overcrowded. In 1921 a nurse reported finding “four boys in chains and chained to the benches” at the school. From 1950 onward the school also operated as a day school and the number of students in residence declined from that point onwards. The residence closed in 1968.


Remembering the Following Students:

Name
Date of Death (Year/Month/Day)
Damien Weasle Head
1927-06-29
Angela Black Water
1931-05-31
Anna Littlechief
1900-10-01 – 1900-10-31
Annette Many Bears
1928-04-04
C. Windsor Three Suns
1941-09-08
Catherine Bear Hat
1916-07-11
Clarissa Drunken Chief
1912-01-01
Daisy Medicine Smoker
1932-03-04
David Bear Shirt
1931-07-17
Denis Skunk
1925-01-01
Dorothy Red Gun
1932-09-13
Edith Cutter
1928-03-08
Emile Yellow Old Woman
1932-11-28
Emma Many Shots
1933-01-24
Genevieve Half Leg
1933-06-16
Helen Spring Chief
1940-11-17
Isidore Black
1958-02-02
Jack Good Eagle
1932-11-12
James Crowfoot
1903-04-01
John Th. Stand at Door
1929-01-04
Jos. Many Shots
1925-03-07
Joseph Alex Cutter
1929-12-23
Joseph Drunken Chief
1902-04-01
Joseph Storm
1931-11-27
Josephine Hard Collar
ca. 1926-08-31
Julianna Spring Chief
1932-12-02
Leon Run Rabbit
1916-08-01
Magdalen Calf
1929-08-01
Maggie Whittney
1933-06-17
Margaret Many Poor Eagle
1929-01-03
Mary Clair
Not known
Mary Eva Iron Head
1927-04-05
Mary Judith Calf Bull
1903-01-08
Mary Lucy Leather
1943-01-01
Mary Martha Iron Head
1925-06-30
Mary Rose Was Getting Up
1901-02-01 – 1901-02-28
Maurice Frog Head
1902-03-01 – 1902-03-31
Monica Black Kettle
1936-01-01
Paula Owl Child
1929-12-08
Phyllis Red Gun
1943-01-01
Pius Calf Robe
1933-12-12 – 1933-12-13
Priscilla Prairie Chicken
1948-02-15
Ralph Cat Face
1950-04-11
Rose Mary Scalp Lock
1937-01-01
Sophia Yellow Old Women
1915-02-01
Stephen Medicine Shield
1939-01-01
Thomas Yellow Old Woman
1928-06-01 – 1928-12-31
Vital Red Morning
1915-03-01

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