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

Author: David Wallace Adams
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Second edition, revised and expandedView all editions and formats
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"Adams's book was the first comprehensive history of the Native American boarding school era and has remained a classic work in the field. Moving beyond a study of federal Indian policy, the book vividly details the day-to-day experiences of Indian youth living in a "total institution" designed to reconstruct them both psychologically and culturally. Within the overarching narrative of the government's retreat from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Wallace Adams
ISBN: 0700629599 9780700629596 0700629602 9780700629602
OCLC Number: 1138996185
Description: xv, 472 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: 1882 --
Reform --
Models --
System --
Institution --
Classroom --
Rituals --
Resistance --
Accommodation --
Home --
Policy.
Other Titles: American Indians and the boarding school experience, 1875-1928
Responsibility: David Wallace Adams.

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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  Read more...

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