St. Labre Indian Catholic High School
|St. Labre Indian Catholic High School|
|1000 Tongue River Road
Ashland, Montana, (Rosebud County) 59004
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Executive Director||Curtis Yarlott|
|Color(s)||Purple and Gold|
|Sports||Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Track & Field, Cross Country|
|Team name||Braves and Lady Braves|
|Rival||Lodge Grass Indians, Lamedeer Morning Stars|
St. Labre Indian Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Ashland, Montana. It is located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings and serves students from Crow and Northern Cheyenne tribes.
The founding of St. Labre Indian School in 1884 was one of the first efforts to care for Native Americans who had been displaced as a result of homesteading. George Yoakum, a former soldier who had been stationed near Miles City, Montana, recognized the hard times experienced by the Northern Cheyenne. He contacted John Brondel, Bishop of Helena and told him of Indian people who were roaming the Tongue River Valley without homes or land - a reservation had not yet been set aside as their land. Land was purchased by the Bishop, and on March 29, 1884, St. Labre Indian School, named for St. Benedict Joseph Labre, became a reality.
Notes and references
- SLICHS. "How the "Miracle" Began". High School website. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
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