Story Of Canton Asylum Coming To Journey Museum

Mar 20, 2019

Anne Dilenschneider
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The Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum at Canton opened in 1902 and operated for more than 30 years. The facility housed indigenous people from across the country who were deemed insane for rebelling against white rule.

Two South Dakotans have been giving presentations for years to call attention to this piece of state and national history.

On Friday evening, they'll speak with a Rapid City audience at the Journey Museum.

Victoria Wicks has this story.

Jerry Fogg's image "Balance of Nature."
Credit Jerry Fogg