Canton Indian Insane Asylum (South Dakota)

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United States Gotoarrow.png American Indians Gotoarrow.png South Dakota Gotoarrow.png Indians of South Dakota Gotoarrow.png Canton Indian Insane Asylum (South Dakota)



At least some of the records of this health facility are at the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City, including a record of employees, 1901-1917 and a register of patients treated, 1910-1916. Name, age, degree of Indian blood, occupation, and other information is recorded for each person treated.

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Canton Insane Asylum, 1910-1933 are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Rolls 7-8, available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their microfilm number 1724225-1724226). Reports for some years are missing.


  • Hill, Edward E. (comp.). Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1981.
  • "Accompanying Pamphlet for Microcopy 1011", National Archives Microfilm Publications, Appendix.