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By Clifford E. Trafzer, Jean A. Keller, Lorene Sisquoc

Just like the figures within the historical oral literature of local american citizens, little ones who lived in the course of the American Indian boarding tuition event grew to become heroes, bravely dealing with a monster now not in their personal making. occasionally the monster swallowed them up. extra frequently, although, the kids fought the monster and grew superior. This quantity attracts at the complete breadth of this adventure in exhibiting how American Indian boarding colleges supplied either optimistic and adverse impacts for local American kids. The boarding faculties grew to become an essential component of yankee historical past, a shared historical past that ended in Indians “turning the ability” by utilizing their university reviews to develop in knowledge and profit their people.The first quantity of essays ever to target the yankee Indian boarding university event, and written via the various most advantageous specialists and such a lot promising younger students of the topic, Boarding college Blues levels extensively in scope, addressing matters reminiscent of activities, runaways, punishment, actual vegetation, and Christianity. With comparative reports of a few of the faculties, areas, tribes, and aboriginal peoples of the Americas and Australia, the booklet finds either the sunshine and the darkish facets of the boarding tuition adventure and illuminates the giant grey zone in among.

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72. Basil H. Johnston, Indian School Days (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1988), 28–47. 73. See Miller’s masterpiece on the Canadian residential school, Shingwauk’s Vision, 251–68. 74. Ellis, To Change Them Forever, 117–18. 75. Archuleta, Child, and Lomawaima, Away from Home, 98–114. 76. Ellis, To Change Them Forever, 196–97. 7 7. The complexity of responses and meanings is a prominent theme in recent works on the boarding schools. In addition to the studies by D. W. Adams, Child, Coleman, Lomawaima, and Ellis cited above, see Scott Riney’s remarkable volume, The Rapid City Indian School, 1898–1933 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999).

The priests and nuns tried to steal his language. More than sixty years after he attended St. Boniface, mere mention of the school brings on a melancholy that transforms the former boarding school student. Many students had difficulty adjusting to the boarding school system, but others thrived on learning how to read, write, and speak English. Some students enjoyed learning a trade, playing sports, marching in the band, or giving dramatic readings. In some cases, students turned the power, making the school experience benefit themselves and, by extension, their people.

30. Swisher, “Education,” 857. 31. See Coleman, American Indian Children at School; Mihesuah, Cultivating the Rosebuds. 32. Trafzer, As Long as the Grass Shall Grow, 230–55. 33. Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1873, 8. 34. E. C. Adams, American Indian Education, 51. 35. E. C. Adams, American Indian Education, 51. 36. Pratt, “The Advantages of Mingling Indians with Whites,” quoted in D. W. Adams, Education for Extinction, 52. 37. Pratt, “The Advantages of Mingling Indians with Whites,” quoted in D.

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