Phoenix Indian School World War I War Memorial

Phoenix Indian School World War I War Memorialloupe
300 E. Indian School Rd

This memorial stands in front of Memorial Hall and was built in 1922. It commemorates the students of the school who served in World War I.

The memorial is a four-sided column painted white with an electric light on top. Four cement legs reach out from the memorial. The south side of the memorial has a bronze plaque in memory of the students of the school who served in the military in World War I. The north side of the memorial bears a bronze plaque mentioning the building of Memorial Hall and “this fountain.” This indicates that the memorial at one time was a fountain, but it no longer functions as such.

The inscription on the south side of the memorial reads:

“In memory of the students of this school who enlisted in the Army and Navy during the World War.”

“Lee Rainbow – killed in action – Wallace Antone”

“Charles Laws, Hudson Lockwood, Jose Juan Chico, Pedro Nortez, Isaac Jese, Fred V. Jackson, Charley Wilsdon, Jesse Webb, Oliver Sneed, Blaine Carlisle, Calvin Atchiavit, Walter Keyes, WM T. Moore, Jose Martinez, Adolph Kinney, Ross Shaw, Joe McCarthy, Marcus Carbahal, Charles Reynolds, William Enas, Peter Moore, Harley Shipes, John H. Porter, Harry Lewis, Charles Cough James, Little Son, William Ebersol, Leon Hallian, Seth Old Man, Charley George, Lewis Carlisle, Clyde Haroo, Harview Adams, Conrado Martinez, Theodore Fierros, Joshua Morris, George Bell, Edward Johnson, Antonio Pallan, John McNary, Roy Left Hand, Frank Young Eagle, Prudence Resvoloso, William Baker, Guy Maktima, Charles Harper, Scott Eldridge, James Moses, Joseph Pallan, Webster Buffington, Maurice Alexander, Frank Stanley, Juan P. Enas, Cruze McDaniel, Stewart Lewis, Herman Soto, Mikey Tahdooahniptah, Fernando Rodriguez, Charles Cedertree, Teddie Weahkee”

The inscription on the north side of the memorial reads:

“United States Indian
Vocational training school
Established 1891”

“This fountain and building erected 1922
Charles H. Burke
Commissioner of Indian affairs”

“The Indian will become an asset or a liability as we cultivate or fail to cultivate his body, mind and soul with a view to fitting him for an honorable place in our social and economic structure.”

“The purpose of this school is to introduce Indian youth the opportunities and responsibilities of civilization and to acquaint his Caucasian brother with the sterling qualities of the Native American.”