Historian to Lecture on Sherman Institute Nursing Program

UC Riverside alumna Jean Keller will present in the on-going Rupert Costo Lecture Series on March 20.

Sherman Institute

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Historian Jean A. Keller will discuss “Healing Touch: The Nursing Program at Sherman Institute” at UC Riverside on Tuesday, March 20, at noon in the Costo Library, located on the fourth floor of the Tomás Rivera Library. The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking costs $6.

Keller, who teaches American and Native American history at Palomar and Mesa community colleges, is the author of “Empty Beds: Indian Student Health at Sherman Institute.” Her presentation is part of the on-going Rupert Costo Lecture Series.

Sherman Indian High School is an off-reservation American Indian boarding school in Riverside that began as Perris Indian School in Perris, Calif., in 1892 and relocated to Riverside as The Sherman Institute in 1902. It became known as Sherman Indian High School in 1971 when it was re-accredited as a high school by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It is operated by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.

Keller earned a master’s degree in historic resources management and a Ph.D.  in history from UC Riverside. Her dissertation title was “Student Health at Sherman Institute, 1902-1922.”

The lecture is sponsored by the Rupert Costo Endowment, California Center for Native Nations, and the UCR Department of History.

For more information contact Cliff Trafzer, UCR professor of history and Rupert Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs, at clifford.trafzer@ucr.edu.

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E-mail: clifford.trafzer@ucr.edu

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