Steele Indian School Memorial Hall and World War I Memorial (AZ)

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Title

Steele Indian School Memorial Hall and World War I Memorial (AZ)

Description

Memorial Hall is a Mission Revival Style auditorium built in 1922 to be an auditorium and dining hall for the Indian School.  The war memorial in front of Memorial Hall was built at the same time.  It commemorates the students of the school who served in World War I.

The memorial is a four-sided tall column painted white with an electric light on top. Four cement legs reach out from the memorial. The south side of the memorial has a bronze plaque in memory of the students of the school who served in the military in World War I. The north side of the memorial bears a bronze plaque mentioning the building of Memorial Hall and "this fountain." This indicates that the memorial at one time was a fountain, but it no longer functions as such.

Inscription on south side of memorial:
IN MEMORY OF THE STUDENTS
OF THIS SCHOOL WHO ENLISTED
IN THE ARMY AND NAVY DURING
THE WORLD WAR.

HONOR ROLL HONOR ROLL

LEE RAINBOW  KILLED IN ACTION  WALLACE ANTONE

CHARLES LAWS     HUDSON LOCKWOOD          JOSE JUAN CHICO           PEDRO NORTEZ
ISAAC JESE             FRED V. JACKSON               CHARLEY WILSON           JESSE WEBB
OLIVER SNEED       BLAINE CARLISLE                CALVIN ATCHIAVIT           WALTER KEYES
WM. T. MOORE       JOSE MARTINEZ                   ADOLPH KINNEY               ROSS SHAW
JOE McCARTHY      MARCUS CARBAHAL           CHARLES REYNOLDS       WILLIAM ENAS
PETER MOORE       HARLEY SHIPES                  JOHN H. PORTER               HARRY LEWIS
CHARLES COUGN  JAMES LITTLE SON             WILLIAM EBERSOL             LEON HALLIAN
SETH OLD MAN      CHARLEY GEORGE             LEWIS CARLISLE                CLYDE HAROO
HARVIER ADAMS   CONRADO MARTINEZ         THEODORE FIERROS         JOSHUA MORRIS
GEORGE BELL       EDWARD JOHNSON             ANTONIO PALLAN               JOHN McNARY
ROY LEFT HAND    FRANK YOUNG EAGLE        PRUDENCE RESVOLOSO  WILLIAM BAKER
GUY MAKTIMA       CHARLES HARPER               SCOTT ELDRIDGE              JAMES MOSES
JOSEPH PALLAN   WEBSTER BUFFINGTON      MAURICE ALEXANDER      FRANK STANLEY
JUAN P. ENAS        CRUZE McDANIEL                 STEWERT LEWIS               HERMAN SOTO
                                 MIKEY TAHDOOAHNIPTAH  FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ
                                 CHARLES CEDERTREE        TEDDIE WEAHKEE

Inscription on north side of memorial:

UNITED STATES INDIAN
VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL
ESTABLISHED 1891

THIS FOUNTAIN AND BUILDING ERECTED 1922
CHARLES H. BURKE
COMMISSIONER OF INDIAN AFFAIRS

"THE INDIAN WILL BECOME AN ASSET OR A LIABILITY AS WE CUL-
TIVATE OR FAIL TO CULTIVATE HIS BODY, MIND AND SOUL WITH A
VIEW TO FITTING HIM FOR AN HONORABLE PLACE IN OUR SOCIAL
AND ECONOMIC STRUCTURE.

"THE PURPOSE OF THIS SCHOOL IS TO INTRODUCE INDIAN YOUTH
THE OPPORTUNITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF CIVILIZATION
AND TO ACQUAINT HIS CAUCASIAN BROTHER WITH THE STERLING
QUALITIES OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN."

Location

300 East Indian School Road
Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona

Contributing Institution

Kristin Larsen