Camp Verde Indian School


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J. E. Axton/Axton Photo Arizona Unknown bus5033pd.jpg BU-S-5033 B&W 1408.5033.0004 bus5033pd Print 5x7 Historic Photographs 1912 Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives

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Agent Taylor Price Gabbard (b. 1878 - d. 1973) poses with Indian men at Camp Verde Indian School. Handwriting on back of photograph is: “taken 1912 by J. E. Axton.”

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. https://www.cvbugle.com/news/2012/oct/30/a-105-year-old-hunting-tale/. Steve Ayers. Camp Verde. Arcadia Publishing. 2010. Coconino Sun. "Verde Indian School." December 19, 1907.

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