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Details surrounding deaths at Chemawa brought to light by local researchers

The Chemawa Cemetery is located on Indian School Road in Salem. (KEIZERTIMES/Joey Cappelletti)

Over 270 Native children from across the Pacific Northwest died in the custody of Chemawa Boarding School from 1880 to 1945. 

For decades, the details about their deaths have been difficult to access — buried in federal archives and public records.

On Indigenous Peoples' Day, Oct. 11 . . .

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