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Indian Boarding Schools

Richard Pratt~~~ US Army Officer that founded The Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1879. It became a model for other schools to be established. Pratt said," A great General has said that the only good indian was a dead one. In a sense, I agree with that statement, but only in this: that all the indian there is in the race should be dead. Kill the indian in him and save the man."

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What message can 21st Century educators gain from the Indian Boarding Schools?As educators it is our job to make sure that our students are given the chance to learn in an environment that is peaceful and understanding. The native american children were not given the opportunity to embrace their culture and learn about their cultural past. They were stripped of all that made them a person. They needed to create a new identity to satisfy the white American. We need to make sure that when we teach our students that we teach them to embrace who they are. We need to make sure that we don't try to change who they are. We simply need to teach them a new way of learning without sacrificing who they are as a person. We don't want history to repeat itself.

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Indian Boarding Schools. The Untold Truth

What is an Indian Boarding School?

An Indian Boarding School is one of many schools organized by the United States during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. They were developed to educate native American Children according to Euro-American ways. Children were immersed in American Culture by apperance changes with haircuts, were not allowed to speak their native languages and traditional American Indian names were replaced by new American names. They were stripped of everything they once knew. Native_American_boarding_schools

Before and after photos of Native Americans at the Carlisle Industial Boarding School



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