An update on the Hiawatha Asylum
Thanks to R.
A woman on the video says, “In order to heal, we have to know.” as she speaks about the Hiawatha Asylum. . .~J
One of the central elements of my most recent book, The Girl who Sang to the Buffalo, is the Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians that was built at the turn of the last century in the small town of Canton, South Dakota. I wanted to bring attention to this inhumane institution and do what I could to bring it back into the historical consciousness of…