Dartmouth Invites Native American Students To Campus | Vermont Public Radio: A few hundred Native American high school students are trying out college life this week at Dartmouth. They’re learning about financial aid and setting ambitious academic goals. It’s part of a nation-wide effort to improve access to higher education for tribal members. Dartmouth was founded in 1769, according to its charter, "for the education and instruction of Youth of the Indian Tribes.”
But for two centuries, even its own historian writes, the college failed to live up to that promise.
Now there’s a house where students from tribes may live and learn. They hold an annual Powwow. There is a Native American Studies Major. And this week Dartmouth is hosting College Horizons, a national non-profit that brings native students from all over the country to some of America’s most elite campuses.