March 16, 2015 –
MAYETTA: An effort is being made by PBPN members Juanita Jessepe and Laura Abeyta who are trying to get the word out to students who attended Marty Indian School in Marty, South Dakota for a reunion scheduled for July 9-12.
A big bus is being planned and costs $20 to reserve with time and location to be announced.
Registration for the reunion costs $35 and hotel reservations can be made at the Ft. Randall Casino for $39 per night.
Jessepe and Abeyta both graduated from Marty Indian School in the 1960s. They both reported that they had good experiences while there academically and socially. Jessepe graduated in 1964 and was vice president of her class and homecoming queen. Abeyta attended the school from 2nd grade to 8th grade graduating in 1968.
Marty Indian School opened in 1922 and students were Catholic and non Catholic. Many students came from several reservations and the school was important because it provided food and clothing for some Indian families who, during the 1920s to the 1970s, were often living in deplorable conditions.
The school is located on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in Marty, South Dakota and the Yankton Sioux tribe took control of the school in the 1970s.
For details see the flier below: