Education for extinction : American Indians and the boarding school experience, 1875-1928

The last "Indian war" was fought against Native American children in the dormitories and classrooms of government boarding schools. Only by removing Indian children from their homes for extended periods of time, policymakers reasoned, could white "civilization" take root while ch...

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Main Author: Adams, David Wallace.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1
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590 |a The Indian Rights Association Complementary Collect 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-390) and in 
505 |a pt. 1. Civilization. 1. Reform. 2. Models. 3. System -- pt. 2. Education. 4. Institution. 5. Classroom. 6. Rituals -- pt. 3. Response. 7. Resistance. 8. Accommodation -- pt. 4. Causatum. 9. Home. 10. Pol 
520 |a The last "Indian war" was fought against Native American children in the dormitories and classrooms of government boarding schools. Only by removing Indian children from their homes for extended periods of time, policymakers reasoned, could white "civilization" take root while childhood memories of "savagism" gradually faded to the point of extinction. In the words of one official, "Kill the Indian and save the m 
520 |a Education for Extinction offers the first comprehensive account of this dispiriting effort. Much more than a study of federal Indian policy, this book vividly details the day-to-day experiences of Indian youths living in a "total institution" designed to reconstruct them both psychologically and culturally. Based upon extensive use of government archives, Indian and teacher autobiographies, and school newspapers, it is essential reading for anyone interested in Western history, Native American studies, American race relations, educational history, or multi-cultural 
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650 |a Off-reservation boarding schools  |z United States  |x Hist 
650 |a Education and state  |z United States  |x Hist 
651 |a United States  |x Social pol 
651 |a United States  |x Race relati 
650 |a Indians of North America  |x Education  |z United States  |x History  |y 19th cent 
650 |a Indians of North America  |x Education  |z United States  |x History  |y 20th cent 
776 |i Online version:  |a Adams, David Wallace.  |t Education for extinction.  |d Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1995  |w (OCoLC 
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