# Boarding schools
Agency finds at least 500 Native American deaths in U.S. boarding schools
Deb Haaland - Department of the Interior, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. A new study of Native American boarding schools that were established or supported by the U.S. government starting in the early 1800s and operating through the late 1960s, identified more than 500 student deaths at these institutions. The Interior Department released a first-of-its-kind study highlighting the deaths in records for at least 20 of the schools during that time period.