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American Indian Children at School, 1850-1930

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 264 Nombre de pages
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Texte du rabat From more than a hundred autobiographical accounts written by American Indians recalling their schooling in governm... Lire la suite
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From more than a hundred autobiographical accounts written by American Indians recalling their schooling in government and missionary institutions this book recovers a perspective that was almost lost.
In a system of pedagogy that was alien to their culture these and hundreds of others were wrested as youngsters from their tribal life and regimented to become American citizens. In the process of enlightening them to western codes and values, their memories of ethnic life were intentionally obscured for what was to believed to be the greater good of the nation.
Drawing upon these Native American reminiscences reveals how young Indians responded to a system that attempted to eradicate the tribal codes that had nourished them. The Christian curriculum, the military-style discipline, the white staff of teachers and administrators, and the work-for-study demands were alien and bewildering to them, especially during their first days at the institutions.
The former pupils recall myri

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Titre: American Indian Children at School, 1850-1930
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Code EAN: 9781604730098
ISBN: 1604730099
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 264
Poids: 393g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T15mm
Année: 1993

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