Indian Boarding Schools Research Paper

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Angela Abate Indian Boarding Schools In the early 1970s alone, more than 60,000 of America’s Native American children were enrolled in Indian boarding schools. In the early 1800s the civilization act was passed, which granted funding to groups, religious usually, that worked on “improving” Indian Americans. These groups created boarding schools on and off reservations that worked to “civilize” the children and Americanize them. They striped away their culture by cutting their hair, slicing away their necklaces and jewelry, and forcing them to practice religion. Sometimes children were sent away by their parents at will, but more often than not, they were taken by Americans. They weren’t allowed much contact with family, and
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