St. Bernard Mission School photographs
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.125
Creators:
St. Bernard Indian Residential School (Grouard, Alta.)
Dates:
circa 1925-1935
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.01 Linear feet
5 Photographic prints
Repository:
This collection contains 5 gelatin silver prints depicting students and teachers at the St. Bernard Mission School (also known as the St. Bernard Indian Residential School) in Grouard, Alberta, Canada, circa 1925-1935.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains 5 gelatin silver prints depicting students and teachers at the St. Bernard Mission School (also known as the St. Bernard Indian Residential School) in Grouard, Alberta, Canada. The photographs, shot by an unidentified photographer, depict student classes, activities, and teachers circa 1925-1935. One photograph also depicts a nurse and child at St. Theresa Hospital in Ft. Vermilion in Alberta, Canada. The students are most likely from the Plains Cree First Nations Indigenous community in Canada.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Founded in 1872, the St. Bernard Mission was located at Lesser Slave Lake in Alberta, Canada near the Hudson's Bay Company trading post. The Catholic mission run by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate worked with the Plains Cree and Cree Metis Indigenous communities in the region. By 1900, the mission ran the St. Bernard Mission School (also known as the St. Bernard Residential School), a residence for nuns, and a farming operation at Grouard, Alberta, Canada. The school closed its doors in 1962.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Emily Moazami, Assistant Head Archivist, 2018.
Author
Emily Moazami
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Patricia Krehbiel in 2017 and 2018.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Preferred Citation
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); St. Bernard Mission School photographs; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Grouard (Alta.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Canada Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Education Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Off-reservation boarding schools -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cree Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Plains Cree (Prairie Cree) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cree Metis Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland 20746-2863
nmaiarchives@si.edu
http://nmai.si.edu/explore/collections/archive/