Native American Boarding Schools

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ABC-CLIO, Apr 23, 2012 - Social Science - 214 pages

Hundreds of thousands of Native Americans are estimated to have attended Native American boarding schools during the course of over a century. Today, many of the off-reservation Native American boarding schools have closed, and those that remain are in danger of losing critical federal funding. Ironically, some Native Americans want to preserve them.

This book provides a much-needed historical survey of Native American boarding schools that examines all of these educational institutions across the United States and presents a balanced view of many personal boarding school experiences—both positive and negative. Author Mary A. Stout, an expert in American Indian subjects, places Native American boarding schools in context with other American historical and educational movements, discussing not only individual facilities but also the specific outcomes of this educational paradigm.

 

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Contents

American Colonial Period
1
Missionary Educators From Revolution to 1875The Next Century
13
Carlisle Boarding School 18751900
27
Haskell Institute 19001920s
47
Chilocco Indian Agricultural School 1920s1930s
61
Chemawa and Pipestone Indian Schools 1930s1940s
73
Phoenix Indian School 1950s1960s
87
Native American Education in the 20th Century and Beyond SelfDetermination Education and the Fate of the Boarding Schools
103
Short Biographies of Key Figures
133
Primary Documents
149
Glossary
183
Annotated Bibliography
187
American Indian Boarding Schools in the United States 19001901
201
Tribally Controlled Colleges AIHEC Members in 2011
203
Index
205
Copyright

Boarding School Legacy
119

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About the author (2012)

Mary A. Stout is a recently retired academic librarian and freelance writer. She holds an MA in American Indian studies from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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