Boarding School Blues: Revisiting American Indian by Clifford E. Trafzer, Jean A. Keller, Lorene Sisquoc

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

Like the figures within the historical oral literature of local americans, young ones who lived throughout the American Indian boarding institution adventure grew to become heroes, bravely dealing with a monster now not in their personal making. occasionally the monster swallowed them up. extra usually, even though, the kids fought the monster and grew greater. This quantity attracts at the complete breadth of this event in displaying how American Indian boarding colleges supplied either confident and damaging affects for local American young children. The boarding faculties turned an essential component of yankee heritage, a shared heritage that ended in Indians “turning the facility” by utilizing their tuition stories to develop in knowledge and gain their humans.

The first quantity of essays ever to target the yankee Indian boarding college event, and written via many of the most effective specialists and so much promising younger students of the topic, Boarding university Blues levels largely in scope, addressing concerns akin to activities, runaways, punishment, actual vegetation, and Christianity. With comparative reviews of many of the colleges, areas, tribes, and aboriginal peoples of the Americas and Australia, the e-book finds either the sunshine and the darkish points of the boarding tuition event and illuminates the monstrous grey zone in between.

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R. Miller, Shingwauk’s Vision: A History of Native Residential Schools (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996), 39–60. 18. Alice C. Fletcher, Indian Education and Civilization (Washington dc: Bureau of Education and Government Printing Office, 1888), 34. 19. Margaret Connell Szasz, Indian Education in the American Colonies, 1607–1783 (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1988). 20. D. , Arizona State University, Tempe, 1967), 32. 21. Leleua Loupe of the University of California, Riverside, is presently engaged in researching the issue of “usefulness” as a theme within the boarding schools, specifically Sherman Institute.

Margaret L. Archuleta, Brenda J. Child, and K. Tsianina Lomawaima develop a similar them in their graphic portrayal of the boarding school experience. 46 The authors point out the difficulty in generalizing about boarding school experiences, because students, teachers, and administrators contextualize the experience in many varied ways. Anishinaabe scholar Brenda Child has shown us this clearly in Boarding School Seasons, sharing the rich correspondence between parents and children as well as between Indian people and school administrators.

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. W. Adams, Education for Extinction, 52. 38. On March 10, 2004, Barbara Landis informed Clifford E. Trafzer in an e-mail message that this masthead attributed to Pratt appears in all the publications generated at the Carlisle Indian School, including Indian Helper, Red Man, and Carlisle Arrow. Also see Pratt, Battlefield and Classroom, 283.

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