Residential Schools Research Paper

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Residential Schools What is a residential school? A residential school was used by the government believing that it was a good idea for all native Indians to learn how to speak French or English, learn the Christian religion and Canadian customs so they could fit in with the rest of “white peoples” idea of society. They chose to train children because they thought it would be easier than teaching adults. The idea was that this would remove the “Indian” out of them or “killing the Indian in the child”. The government forced native children between the ages of seven to fifteen to go to residential schools that were run by the Protestant churches. Some of the schools were over one thousand miles from where the children lived with their parents and they went to…show more content…
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