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Boarding School Seasons

Boarding School Seasons Author Brenda J. Child
ISBN-10 0803212305
Release 1998
Pages 143
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Looks at the experiences of children at three off-reservation Indian boarding schools in the early years of the twentieth century.



American Indian Children at School 1850 1930

American Indian Children at School  1850 1930 Author Michael C. Coleman
ISBN-10 1604730099
Release 2007-11-01
Pages 230
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From more than a hundred autobiographical accounts written by American Indians recalling their schooling in government and missionary institutions this book recovers a perspective that was almost lost. In a system of pedagogy that was alien to their culture these and hundreds of others were wrested as youngsters from their tribal life and regimented to become American citizens. In the process of enlightening them to western codes and values, their memories of ethnic life were intentionally obscured for what was to believed to be the greater good of the nation. Drawing upon these Native American reminiscences reveals how young Indians responded to a system that attempted to eradicate the tribal codes that had nourished them. The Christian curriculum, the military-style discipline, the white staff of teachers and administrators, and the work-for-study demands were alien and bewildering to them, especially during their first days at the institutions. The former pupils recall myriad kinds of adaptability, resistance, motivation, and rejection, as well as the many problems readjusting to changing tribal life upon their return from school. Here the history of the eighty-year epoch of such institutionalized schooling is placed in careful focus. Recounting this experience from the pupil's eyeview and comparing it with contemporary sources by white authors make this book a testament to the critical value of long-term autobiographical memory in the writing of history.



Learning to Write Indian

Learning to Write  Indian Author Amelia V. Katanski
ISBN-10 0806138521
Release 2005
Pages 274
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Examines Indian boarding school narratives and their impact on the Native literary tradition from 1879 to the present Indian boarding schools were the lynchpins of a federally sponsored system of forced assimilation. These schools, located off-reservation, took Native children from their families and tribes for years at a time in an effort to “kill” their tribal cultures, languages, and religions. In Learning to Write “Indian,” Amelia V. Katanski investigates the impact of the Indian boarding school experience on the American Indian literary tradition through an examination of turn-of-the-century student essays and autobiographies as well as contemporary plays, novels, and poetry. Many recent books have focused on the Indian boarding school experience. Among these Learning to Write “Indian” is unique in that it looks at writings about the schools as literature, rather than as mere historical evidence.



Away from Home

Away from Home Author Margaret Archuleta
ISBN-10 0934351627
Release 2000
Pages 144
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Shares the stories of American Indians surviving the institutional life of boarding schools, descring Native Americans' faith, love for their heritage, resilience, and ability to learn from hard times.



Children of the Indian Boarding Schools

Children of the Indian Boarding Schools Author Holly Littlefield
ISBN-10 1575054671
Release 2001
Pages 48
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Recounts the experiences of the Native American children who were sent away from home, sometimes unwillingly, to government schools to learn English, Christianity, and white ways of living and working, and describes their later lives.



Negotiators of Change

Negotiators of Change Author Nancy Shoemaker
ISBN-10 9781136042621
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 242
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Negotiators of Change covers the history of ten tribal groups including the Cherokee, Iroquois and Navajo -- as well as tribes with less known histories such as the Yakima, Ute, and Pima-Maricopa. The book contests the idea that European colonialization led to a loss of Native American women's power, and instead presents a more complex picture of the adaption to, and subversion of, the economic changes introduced by Europeans. The essays also discuss the changing meainings of motherhood, women's roles and differing gender ideologies within this context.



Natives and Academics

Natives and Academics Author Devon Abbott Mihesuah
ISBN-10 0803282435
Release 1998
Pages 212
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Ten leading Native scholars examine the state of scholarly research and writing on Native Americans. Their distinctive perspectives and telling arguments lend clarity to the heated debate about the purpose and direction of Native American scholarship. All too frequently, Native Americans have little control over how they and their ancestors are researched and depicted in scholarly writings. The relationship between Native peoples and the academic community has become especially rocky in recent years. Both groups are grappling with troubling questions about research ethics, methodology, and theory in the field and in the classroom. In this timely and illuminating anthology, ten leading Native scholars examine the state of scholarly research and writing on Native Americans. They offer distinctive, frequently self-critical perspectives on several important issues: the representativeness of Native informants, the merits of various methods of data collection, the veracity and role of oral histories, the suitability of certain genres of scholarly writing for the study of Native Americans, the marketing of Native culture and history, and debates about cultural essentialism. Some contributors propose alternative forms of scholarship. Special attention is also given to the experiences, responsibilities, and challenges facing Native academics themselves. With lively prose and telling arguments, Natives and Academics lends clarity to the heated debate about the purpose and direction of Native American scholarship.



No Resting Place

No Resting Place Author William Humphrey
ISBN-10 9781504006323
Release 2015-02-17
Pages 250
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A Scottish-Cherokee boy accompanies his grandparents on the Trail of Tears in this “superb” novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Ordways (Time). Twelve-year-old Amos Ferguson is a blond, blue-eyed boy of mixed Cherokee and Scottish heritage, the son of a physician and the grandson of a gentleman farmer. Despite wealth and education, however, the family has no recourse when a drifter forges a bill of sale to their plantation: Georgia state law forbids anyone with Native American blood from testifying in court. Amos and his grandparents are relocated to a squalid internment camp and forced to join their tribe on a long and brutal march to the Indian Territory west of the Mississippi. Along the way, the doctor’s son tends to the sick as thousands perish from disease, starvation, and exhaustion. In the Republic of Texas, he bears witness to the doomed last stand of Chief Bowles and his band of Cherokee, who refuse to sacrifice the lands promised them by Sam Houston. More than a century later, Amos’s great-great-grandson narrates the story of his ancestor’s harrowing journey and heroic survival, in “a novel every American should be required to read” that brings a shameful chapter of US history to life (Los Angeles Times). From the National Book Award–nominated author of Home from the Hill and Farther Off from Heaven, No Resting Place “is more than one boy's story; it is the story of a nation dispossessed and brought to its knees by the greed and power of another” (Library Journal). This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Humphrey including rare photos form the author’s estate.



Holding Our World Together

Holding Our World Together Author Brenda J. Child
ISBN-10 9781101560259
Release 2012-02-16
Pages 240
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A groundbreaking exploration of the remarkable women in Native American communities. Too often ignored or underemphasized in favor of their male warrior counterparts, Native American women have played a more central role in guiding their nations than has ever been understood. Many Native communities were, in fact, organized around women's labor, the sanctity of mothers, and the wisdom of female elders. In this well-researched and deeply felt account of the Ojibwe of Lake Superior and the Mississippi River, Brenda J. Child details the ways in which women have shaped Native American life from the days of early trade with Europeans through the reservation era and beyond. The latest volume in the Penguin Library of American Indian History, Holding Our World Together illuminates the lives of women such as Madeleine Cadotte, who became a powerful mediator between her people and European fur traders, and Gertrude Buckanaga, whose postwar community activism in Minneapolis helped bring many Indian families out of poverty. Drawing on these stories and others, Child offers a powerful tribute to the many courageous women who sustained Native communities through the darkest challenges of the last three centuries.



Recovering Native American Writings in the Boarding School Press

Recovering Native American Writings in the Boarding School Press Author Jacqueline Emery
ISBN-10 9781496204073
Release 2017
Pages 360
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Recovering Native American Writings in the Boarding School Press is the first comprehensive collection of writings by students and well-known Native American authors who published in boarding school newspapers during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Students used their acquired literacy in English along with more concrete tools that the boarding schools made available, such as printing technology, to create identities for themselves as editors and writers. In these roles they sought to challenge Native American stereotypes and share issues of importance to their communities. Writings by Gertrude Bonnin (Zitkala-Sa), Charles Eastman, and Luther Standing Bear are paired with the works of lesser-known writers to reveal parallels and points of contrast between students and generations. Drawing works primarily from the Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Pennsylvania), the Hampton Institute (Virginia), and the Seneca Indian School (Oklahoma), Jacqueline Emery illustrates how the boarding school presses were used for numerous and competing purposes. While some student writings appear to reflect the assimilationist agenda, others provide more critical perspectives on the schools' agendas and the dominant culture. This collection of Native-authored letters, editorials, essays, short fiction, and retold tales published in boarding school newspapers illuminates the boarding school legacy and how it has shaped, and continues to shape, Native American literary production.



American Indian Education

American Indian Education Author Jon Reyhner
ISBN-10 9780806180403
Release 2015-01-07
Pages 384
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In this comprehensive history of American Indian education in the United States from colonial times to the present, historians and educators Jon Reyhner and Jeanne Eder explore the broad spectrum of Native experiences in missionary, government, and tribal boarding and day schools. This up-to-date survey is the first one-volume source for those interested in educational reform policies and missionary and government efforts to Christianize and “civilize” American Indian children. Drawing on firsthand accounts from teachers and students, American Indian Education considers and analyzes shifting educational policies and philosophies, paying special attention to the passage of the Native American Languages Act and current efforts to revitalize Native American cultures.



Indigenous Women and Work

Indigenous Women and Work Author Carol Williams
ISBN-10 9780252037153
Release 2012
Pages 299
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The essays in Indigenous Women and Work create a transnational and comparative dialogue on the history of the productive and reproductive lives and circumstances of Indigenous women from the late nineteenth century to the present in the United States, Australia, New Zealand/Aotearoa, and Canada. Surveying the spectrum of Indigenous women's lives and circumstances as workers, both waged and unwaged, the contributors offer varied perspectives on the ways women's work has contributed to the survival of communities in the face of ongoing tensions between assimilation and colonization. They also interpret how individual nations have conceived of Indigenous women as workers and, in turn, convert these assumptions and definitions into policy and practice. The essays address the intersection of Indigenous, women's, and labor history, but will also be useful to contemporary policy makers, tribal activists, and Native American women's advocacy associations. Contributors are Tracey Banivanua Mar, Marlene Brant Castellano, Cathleen D. Cahill, Brenda J. Child, Sherry Farrell Racette, Chris Friday, Aroha Harris, Faye HeavyShield, Heather A. Howard, Margaret D. Jacobs, Alice Littlefield, Cybèle Locke, Mary Jane Logan McCallum, Kathy M'Closkey, Colleen O'Neill, Beth H. Piatote, Susan Roy, Lynette Russell, Joan Sangster, Ruth Taylor, and Carol Williams.



Native American Women

Native American Women Author Gretchen M. Bataille
ISBN-10 9781135955878
Release 2003-12-16
Pages 412
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Containing biographical sketches of approximately 270 Native American women, this book shows the many important roles they occupy in both contemporary and traditional culture. Arranged alphabetically, entries describe the contributions of Native women in fields like law, medicine, art, and education. Appendixes list entries by areas of specialization, decades of birth, state or province, and tribal affiliation. A selected bibliography is also included.



Madonna Swan

Madonna Swan Author Mark St. Pierre
ISBN-10 0806126760
Release 1994-06-30
Pages 209
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Biography of Lakota woman, Madonna Swan. Her life on an Indian reservation and her struggle with tuberculosis.



American Indian Places

American Indian Places Author Frances H. Kennedy
ISBN-10 0395633362
Release 2008
Pages 335
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Organized geographically and including detailed descriptions, location information, maps, and color photographs, a historical resource profiles more than 350 locations that are significant to American Indians and open to the public, including New York's Ganondagan State Historic Site, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Illinois, and Idaho's Nez Perce National Historical Park.



Boarding School Blues

Boarding School Blues Author Clifford E. Trafzer
ISBN-10 0803294638
Release 2006
Pages 256
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An in depth look at boarding schools and their effect on the Native students.



Native Universe

Native Universe Author Gerald McMaster
ISBN-10 1426203357
Release 2008
Pages 336
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More than three hundred photographs complement a collection of essays by a group of leading native American scholars, writers, tribal leaders, and activists that address such topics as Native American history, philosophy, folkways, culture, artwork, religion, and more, divided into three major sections entitled "Our Universes," "Our Lives," and "Our Peoples." Reprint. 12,500 first printing.