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Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
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Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Portage Indian Boarding School (Ninth Street NE, Portage la Prairie)

It is believed this facility at Portage la Prairie—now long-gone—was developed in the 1880s by local women to care for malnourished and poorly clothed Sioux people who came to Canada after the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana Territory. It was still operating in the early 20th century but it is, as yet, unknown when it closed and was demolished, with the land used for construction of private residences.

Portage Indian Boarding School

Portage Indian Boarding School (late 1880s)
Source: Halwas Collection, Portage Collegiate Institute Archive

Site Location (lat/long): N49.97393, W98.27779
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Portage la Prairie Indian Residential School (Crescent Road West, Portage la Prairie)


Fire Insurance map of Portage la Prairie by Charles E. Goad, September 1908. [Copies held by Les Green and Gordon Goldsborough]

Information for this page was collected by James Kostuchuk and prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 December 2013

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