Carlisle Indian Industrial School

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  • Indian Assimilation from early 1800 - late 1900 Essay

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    buying into the philosophy of Captain Richard H. Pratt when he stated that instead of killing all the Natives it would be of more use to “kill the Indian, and save the man” (“Kill”). Between the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, the United States government used boarding schools to try to assimilate Native Americans into modern American culture;

  • Boarding School Research Paper

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    Boarding schools are scary enough for children who speak the same language. Imagine a village, soldiers come in and take the children, age five and older, away in a wagon. The children arrive at a school far away from home, family, and culture. Separated according to age and sex, stripped of their clothes, bathed, and forced to stand still as they get their hair cut, many are crying, terrified of what is happening. They receive uniforms, and new Christian names, thus stripping them of their identities

  • The “rightness” of Native American boarding school Essay

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    enacted a policy of assimilation of Native Americans, to Americanize them. Their goal was to turn them into white men. Schools were an important part of facilitating their goal. In 1879, Richard Henry Pratt founded the Carlisle Indian School. It was the first school in which Native American children were culturally exposed to American ideology. The idea for the boarding school first came through treatment of Cheyenne warriors. In the 1860s, Americans were in the midst of a major western migration

  • Why Do People Fear And Reject Others Who Are Different?

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    rebelled against groups of people who live and look differently. One such instance of this radical oppression is seen in J.N. Choate 's before and after pictures of Native American children forced to attend an American boarding school. Upon their arrival to Carlisle Industrial School the children in the picture are unique, confident, and relaxed. Their attire is comfortable and humble. They are either standing or sitting up straight with long hair, which is customary of many tribes (Choate). Sadly though

  • The Sun Dance Ritual Was Regarded As Savage

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    eyes of many white americans of the Gilded Age. The Native American tribal lifestyles, which consisted of living in a natural and spiritual way were not as progressive as the conventional American industrial lifestyle, and therefore, Native cultures were deemed uncivilized. For example the Sioux indians, like many other tribes, believed mother nature to be the source that created all living things, and for that reason, their traditions revolved around nature. The sun dance ritual was regarded as savage

  • Native American Education

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    exponentially at the hands of another. None more so than American Indians, who have endured a long series of extermination practices wrought by the U.S. government and citizenry. These efforts to eliminate American Indians include the massacres such as Wounded Knee, the Trial of Tears, relocation, and confinement to reservations. In addition to these methods of dealing with the Native problem, the U.S. government also sought to assimilate Indians into the dominant culture thus rendering them a nonentity

  • The First Indian Colonies

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    praying towns were attacked from both sides, the Natives and the Whites. During King Phillips War in 1675, the converted Indians were considered as a threat to the Puritans. This phenomenon led the converted Indians to move to Deer Island in Boston Harbour. Even though the war ended after one year, the Indians stayed one more year in Deer Island. 2. B) The first Indian Industrial

  • Native American Assimilation

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    Daklugie, an American Indian who attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School later recalled, “we’d lost our hair and we’d lost our clothes; with the two we’d lost our identity as Indians.” The purpose of assimilation was to “kill the Indian and save the man,” in order to transform Native American culture to European-American culture. This was particularly prominent in places such as Indian boarding schools, where Native Americans were stripped of their cultural identities, and forced to adopt

  • African Americans And The Native Americans

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    promises and the cruelty of the white settlers were symptoms of the greater Indian problem. The Indians refused to stop being Indians, despite the efforts of Washington and missionaries to teach

  • Boarding School Vs Boarding Schools

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    like these our well known and loved, but could you imagine going to a school where you were not aloud to speak and celebrate these holidays? Between 1879-1918 Carlisle Indian Industrial School kept native children, stripped them of their culture and made them into what they feel is the average white person. Yes some kids loved the school and benefits from the school, while other did not. Almost a century later, a boarding school opened on the other side of the country for foster youth. San Pasqual