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Haskell Indian Nations University
TypeFederal tribal university
LocationLawrence, Kansas, U.S.
Former namesUnited States Indian Industrial Training School (1884–87)
Haskell Institute (1887–1970)
Haskell Indian Junior College (1970–93)
ColorsPurple and Gold            
Sports8 varsity teams
NicknameFighting Indians

The Haskell Indian Nations University is a university in Lawrence, Kansas, a city in northeastern Kansas. It has free tuition for all Native Americans. About 1000 people attend the university.[1] The university was created in 1884.


Haskell Indian Nations University was built in 1884. It was called the United States Indian Industrial Training School.[2] It changed its name to Haskell Institute in 1887. Its name changed to Haskell Indian Nations University in 1993.[3][3] Haskell offered its first four-year bachelor degree program in elementary teacher education.[4]

Famous alumni


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  2. Kennedy, Frances (2008). American Indian Places: A Historical Guidebook. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 174. ISBN 9780395633366 . 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "About Haskell, pp 5-6" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  4. "About Haskell". Archived from the original on 2012-05-18. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  5. "Evelyne E. Bradley". Arizona Journal. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  6. "Former Nanticoke chief dies". Delaware Online, The News Journal. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  7. "ROE CLOUD, HENRY (1884-1950)". Encyclopedia of the Great Plains. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  8. Sharice Davids edges Brent Welder for Democratic nomination, will face Kevin Yoder in fall; Shawnee Mission Post; August 8, 2018.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 "NFL Players who attended Haskell Indian Nations University". Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  10. "LAWS, Gilbert Lafayette, (1838 - 1907)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.\. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 

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