School Photos on Loan

Posted by Richard Ellwanger on 11/15/2022

 

On loan from Seminole Nation Historic Preservation department are over 2 dozen amazing photos of the Mekesukey Academy for Boys (more commonly known as the Mekesukey Mission),which was a boarding school for Native American children establish in 1891 in present-day Seminole, OK. The school was closed in 1930 and was soon after consumed by a fire. Artifacts from it are difficult to come by, making these photos a profoundly useful research tool.