Former Indian school student remembers good, bad times

 


GENOA — Sid Byrd, a former student at Genoa Indian Industrial School, opened his talk Saturday at the annual school reunion with a story about his name.

“My middle named used to be Oliver, but I changed it to Howard because I got sick and tired of initialing S.O.B,” he said.

The 97-year-old (or 97 winters, as his tribe says) is a gifted storyteller who managed to slip in slivers of humor while recalling the hardships and discrimination he faced while attending the Indian school.

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