What was the first college created to educate American Indians?

Margaret-Ann Moore
Wilmington, California

The Reverend Eleazar Wheelock established Moor’s Charity School in Lebanon, Connecticut, principally for the education of American Indians, but wanting to expand that school into a college, he relocated to Hanover, New Hampshire. The school, Dartmouth, was chartered in December 1769. The charter called for the creation of a college “for the education and instruction of Youth of the Indian Tribes in this Land … and also of English Youth and any others.”

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