Former student says Institute was positive


Many things were said of Wrangell Institute - many bad words, but not in my storied experience.

In 1950, I was sent to the Wrangell Institute when I was 8 years old. Prior to Wrangell, I had gone to first grade in the villages of Kokrines, Galena and Nenana, but never completed a full year of school due to the family trapline and seasonal moving about as part of a nomadic lifestyle.

Finally, my first year at the Wrangell Institute, I got through first grade.

Lately, I have been seeing a lot of perplexing information regarding boarding schools of years past and I gave it some thought as to...

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