Cultural Enrichment Lecture Series: History of the Public Schools on the Crow Reservation

This week's lecture features Dr. Charles Bradley

Dr. Charles Bradley will present on the History of the Public Schools on the Crow Reservation at noon on Thursday, Feb. 23 in person on Zoom and Facebook.

Bradley wrote his dissertation at MSU which included this topic titled “The Effect of Abundant Resources on the History of Crow Reservation Schools.” It dealt with all Crow Reservation schools beginning in the 1870s including mission and boarding schools and the public schools which largely came into existence as a result of the 1920 Crow Act. The Act transferred some reservation land to the state in exchange for the provision of public schools. Bradley taught at Lodge Grass High School in the early 1970s and has authored other works on the Crows including After the Buffalo Days about the early years of the reservation. His dissertation has considerable information about various tribal members who were involved with the Crow school system.

To connect by Zoom, email Tim Bernardis at or message him on Facebook Messenger and, if approved, he will send you the link. Please make your request for the Zoom link ASAP because some requests last week did not come in until the program was nearly/underway and could not be accommodated.

The presentation can also be accessed on Facebook at Little Big Horn College Library/ Archives | Facebook.

Questions can be asked in person and on both Facebook and Zoom by posting your questions.

For more information, contact Tim Bernardis at or 406 638 3113 or send him a message on Facebook Messenger.

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