Crowstand (SK)

Dates of Operation
January 28, 1889 - December 1, 1915
The Crowstand school was established near Kamsack, in what is now Saskatchewan, by the Presbyterian Church in 1889. In 1907 it was discovered that, when bringing runaway boys back to the school, the principal tied them together and required them to run behind a horse-drawn buggy. In 1914 the principal failed to take appropriate action when a hired hand was discovered to be having sex with students. In 1914 the department’s medical officer said that it was the worst school he had ever seen, and recommended immediate closure. The school was closed in December 1915. (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)
Presbyterian Church

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Alternate Name(s)
Crow Stand Presbyterian Boarding School
Crowstand Boarding School
Crowstand Indian Boarding School
Crowstand Mission School


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Crowstand (built)