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Indian School

Teaching the White Man's Way

Indian School( )
Author: Cooper, Michael L.
ISBN:978-0-395-92084-8
Publication Date:Sep 1999
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $18.00
Book Description:

In 1879 eighty-four Sioux boys and girls became the inaugural group of students to be enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania. Carlisle was the first institution opened by the federal government for the education of Native American children. The brainchild of former Indian fighter Captain Richard Pratt, Carlisle, like other schools that followed, was established to teach Indian children the "white man's way." For some, like Olympian Jim Thorpe, Indian School led to...
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