Books about native american boarding schools

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Native American Boarding Schools by Mary A. Stout

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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History of Indian Boarding Schools

Indian Boarding Schools

The topic of boarding schools is very much alive in the discourse of social studies educators I have been listening to lately. Also, here is a Webquest on the subject, tailored for upper elementary and middle school students: Boarding School Webquest. Good for Nothing by Michel Noel is also very good for teen readers. Noel is a Metis author from Quebec and the book is available in English and French. It's set after a young man Nipishish leaves residential school, but he continually references back to his experiences and their effect on his life and community.

The history of the United States of America is like a coin. During the westward expansion of the U. Somewhere along that spectrum is the story of American Indian Boarding Schools. The school also shows a potential path forward from a troubled past. Upon arrival, the captives were forced to cut their hair, dress in military uniforms, and learn English.

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International Collection of Children’s and Adolescent Literature

Jump to navigation Jump to Content. These novels and memoirs tell the complex stories of Indian residential schools based on the perspectives of the children and youth who remember them. From the final moments at home to the bonds forged with siblings and peers far away from family, these selections speak to the challenges and life-changing experiences of the students who persevered to tell their own stories. Titles for younger readers are available on our related children's booklist. The story revolves around their struggle to maintain their identity; first as a family, and second as a tribe when the U. Readers will identify with Ida's need to be with her friends and family and her despair over being sent away to a white boarding school.


  1. Kayleigh F. says:

    Unspoken: America's Native American Boarding Schools

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