St. Labre Indian Catholic High School

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St. Labre Indian Catholic High School
St. Labre Indian Catholic High School Logo.png
Address
1000 Tongue River Road
Ashland, Montana, (Rosebud County) 59004
United States
Coordinates 45°36′16″N 106°16′49″W / 45.60444°N 106.28028°W / 45.60444; -106.28028Coordinates: 45°36′16″N 106°16′49″W / 45.60444°N 106.28028°W / 45.60444; -106.28028
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1884
Principal Trivian RidesTheBear
Executive Director Curtis Yarlott
Grades 912
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
Website

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.

Background[edit]

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.[1]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ SLICHS. "How the "Miracle" Began". High School website. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 

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