Sneak peek: Phoenix Indian School Park visitors center revives history
For 99 years, Phoenix Indian School housed and educated Native American children — initially by forced removal from their reservations — on 160 acres of land in what is now central Phoenix.
Today, nearly 30 years after the campus shuttered, all that remains are three historic brick buildings in the middle of Phoenix's Steele Indian School Park.
"(The school is) a huge historical piece for American Indians that since the school closed people don't talk about. They don't know. They drive down Indian School (Road) but they probably never even wonder, 'Why is the road called that?' "... read more