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Old 08-24-2010, 08:38 PM   #13
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Fairmont Indian School District, Marion, WV

I called the Historical Society of Marion County, West Virginia and left a message but have not heard from them. I am concerned that records may have been destroyed about an Indian School there. If that is the case, my great-grandfather's trail may be lost at that point. Was his history and heritage beaten out of him in a school?

A wonderful lady from the Munsee Delaware tribe is also helping me with researching the Fisher and Hager family in West Virginia. She has worked on my father's side which is primarily Shawnee.

Seems WV may have been very hard on the native peoples, I found the 1880 census where one grandfather is recorded as being born in Oklahoma and in the next one he is listed as born in WV. Was he afraid of being sent back?? of loosing his home or children??

So much is a mystery . . .
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