Haskell Indian Junior College - American Education
A two-year college for Indians, founded in 1884 in Lawrence, Kansas, in fulfillment of the federal government’s treaty obligations to the Indian people. One of the oldest colleges of its kind and one of the few federally supported colleges, Haskell is operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs
and is limited to students who can certify their Indian ancestry, with preference given to students who are at least onefourth Indian. Almost evenly divided between men and women, the student body draws between 800 and more than 1,000 Indians from more than 100 tribes in more than 30 states and territories. Once free, the college continues to hold costs of tuition, room and board at affordable, token levels.