Sarcee (St. Barnabas) Residential School

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Primary Name(s): Sarcee (St. Barnabas)

Location: Sarcee Junction (T’suu Tina), AB

Religious Entity(ies): Anglican

Operating Dates: 1892 -1921

In 1892, Anglican missionaries opened the Sarcee Boys’ Boarding School (also known as St. Barnabas’s) on the Sarcee Reserve in what is now Alberta. A 1908 the government survey declared the building “unfit for school purposes.” It became increasingly difficult for the school to recruit students to the school. However, it was not until 1914 that a new building was constructed. A 1920 medical survey found that, of the 33 pupils at the Sarcee school, “All but four were infected with tuberculosis.” The school was closed two years later and was turned into a centre for treating Aboriginal tuberculosis patients.


Remembering the Following Students:

Name
Date of Death (Year/Month/Day)
Albert Big Plume
1917-04-25
Bernard Starlight
Not known
Bertie Weasel Robe
ca. 1906-01-01
Billy Big Plume
1917-02-11
Billy Sleigh
1917-01-01
Billy Stabbing First
1897-12-20
Bobby Many Wounds
1893-08-14
Daniel Dog
1904-03-18
Daisy Dodging Noras
Not known
Edgar Calf Robe
Not known
Fanny Grasshoper
1900-05-20
Fanny River Woman
1897-06-27
Jack Big Prairie Head
1896-03-20
James Crow Shield
1896-04-05
Jane Many Shields
1896-03-04
Joe Manipan
1906-07-29
John (Sarcee Reserve)
Not known
Jos Big Prairie Head
1893-06-10
Leo Crowchief
1893-05-21
Leo Sleeping Wolf
1897-09-04
Lizzie Many Horses
1900-10-09
Mary Yellowlodge
1921-05-17
Nellie Night
1917-02-12
Pat Dodgiing Horse
Not known
Pierre Bull Dog Fly
1899-01-01 – 1900-12-31
Ralph Crowded That Way
ca. 1907-11-01
Reginald Starlight
Not known
Robert Running In The Middle
1902-03-30 – 1902-04-30
Sarah Night
1896-05-24
Simon Big Road
ca. 1907-01-01
Sophie Sarceewoman
1921-01-01 – 1922-12-31
Tom Rider
1894-02-04
Walter Big Crow
1916-12-24
Walter Weasel Horn
1903-04-17
Willie Medicine
1896-05-24

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