Emahaka Mission School

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Emahaka Mission School
Established 1894
Opened 1894
Closed 1927
Demolished Demolished by fire
Location 5 Mi South of Wewoka, OK
Alternate Names
  • Emahaka Academy
  • Emahaka Indian School


Emahaka Mission School was established in 1894. Emahaka, a Seminole word meaning "girls' school," was located five miles south of Wewoka, on the Seminole-Creek Nation border. Full capacity of the school's boarding department was 112. Studies ranged from elementary arithmetic to foreign languages. The four-story, brick building was constructed by the Seminole Nation at a cost of more than fifty thousand dollars. The building had hot and cold running water, steam heat, and fireplaces and electricity.

To qualify for admission girls had to be between the ages of six and eighteen, and their band chief had to guarantee their "good moral character." The school was combined with Mekasukey Academy in 1911 but burned in 1927.