Friday, March 19, 2010

Canton Asylum for Insane Indians

Recently Carla Joinson introduced me to her blog and website on the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians (1902-1934). which showed me that there are still fascinating local stories to be told in the history of psychiatry. "If there were ever a building that ought to be haunted, Joinson tells us, the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians in South Dakota would be that place.  Native Americans were committed to its care, involuntarily, with little recourse for protest. Many remained for life…"I will list the link. 

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