Camp Verde Indian School students


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Agent Taylor Price Gabbard (b. 1878 - d. 1973) and his wife Amanda Frances Moore Gabbard (b. 1883 - d. 1954), daughter Lillian (b. 1907) and son Frederick William (b. 1911) pose with Camp Verde students. Handwriting on back of photograph is: “Taken by J.E. Axton at Camp Verde in 1912 = Mr Gabbard & Wife teacher = and their 2 children.”

The Indian School in Camp Verde, Arizona was established in 1907 with 27 pupils. In addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, girls were taught general housework and boys were taught industrial work, until the school was closed in the mid-1920s. Camp Verde public schools began allowing Indian children to enroll in the 1940s.

Sources: Daniel J. Herman. Rim County Exodus: A Story of Conquest, Renewal, and Race in the Making. University of Arizona Press, 2016. Steve Ayers. A 105-year-old hunting tale:How a tenderfoot earned some respect. Bugle [website]. 2012. Steve Ayers. Camp Verde. Arcadia Publishing. 2010. Coconino Sun. "Verde Indian School." December 19, 1907.


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