St. Cyprian’s Residential School (Peigan)

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Primary Name(s): St. Cyprian’s (Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Home)

Location: Brocket (Peigan Reserve), AB

Religious Entity(ies): Anglican

Operating Dates: 1890 – 1961

In 1890, the Anglican Peigan Mission Home opened at St. Peter’s Mission on the Peigan Reserve in what is now Alberta. In 1897 it was replaced by a new school, the Victoria Jubilee Home for Indian Children, near Brocket. It was replaced by a new school, known as St. Cyprian, in 1927. In 1946 the school barn was destroyed by fire. While attendance was as high as 60 students in the 1950s, by 1961, the year the school closed, it had declined to 35.

Remembering the Following Students:

Date of Death (Year/Month/Day)
Donat Crow Shoe
Frank Calf Chief
Gloria White Cow
John Alexander
John Bright Iron
Louis Bastien
Stanley Big Swan

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