Atoka Baptist Academy 1892
Prof. E. H. Rishel Supertendent

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Atoka Academy

The $12.00 a month fee for board and room, usually included washing was soon reduced to enable more Indian children to attend. Some churches or lodges sponsored individuals.

Although the basics were taught Father Murrow, decided to upgrade for a higher quality school, offering political economy, geology, chemistry, astronomy, algebra, geomentry trigonomentry, Latin, Greek, pshchology and shorthand.

In 1902 steps were take to change the Academy into an Indian Only Orphanage. More on the Monroe Academy and Orphanage, in the 1899 Indian Citizen Newspaper.

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