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First Nations and the Boarding Schools

First Nations and the Boarding Schools

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A man and child sit on a horse in front of the St. Ignatius Mission, Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana on the Flathead River. Home to the Bitterroot Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d'Oreilles Tribes - also known as the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation. The reservation was created through the July 16, 1855, Treaty of Hellgate. Photographed between 1905 and 1907. - Story of Indian boarding schools & how they haunt many.

American Indian Boarding Schools Haunt Many

American Indians and Christian Missions Studies in Cultural Conflict (Chicago History of American Religion)

American Indians and Christian Missions: Studies in Cultural Conflict (Chicago History of American Religion)

"You Can't Always Get What You Want" - **Ric Gendron**

White Whale people visiting their children at Red Deer Institute: "These people traveled over a hundred miles..." 1914.

Wood supply for Indian Residential School, Vermilion, Alta.

Students and staff, Red Deer Institute, circa 1890.

Staff and students assembled outside Norway House Indian Residential School. 1910.

A survivor of Kuper Island Catholic Residential School near Duncan, BC. told of how his sister Maggie was pushed out of a window and killed by a nun. Follow this up at: www.hiddenfromhis...

Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools

Native children taken from tribes & boarded at Government schools to be transformed from a state of savagism, to be returned thoroughly civilized at commencement. It was the school's quintessential mission. "The Indian is DEAD in you." Reverend A.J.Lippincott proclaimed at a Carlisle commencement. "Let all that is Indian within you die! You cannot become truly American citizens,industrious,intelligent,cultured,civilized until the INDIAN within you is DEAD."

Reservation Boarding Schools

Three Lakota boys before and after their admission to the Carlisle Indian Boarding School. ca. 1880s?

c.1910 Native children at Cantonment Oklahoma. Assimilation: The removal of Native children from their homes, often forcibly, to attend government-funded residential boarding schools where they were severely punished for speaking their native language, pressured to adopt the ‘superior’ values and behaviors of the dominant Christian society, and subjected to physical and sexual abuse by school teachers and administrators.

Interview : When someone becomes aware of the often untold Indian Boarding School stories...

  • Emily Court
    Emily Court

    Thank you for posting's an important part of history that needs to be told from those who experienced the horror of the schools.

American Indian Boarding Schools: damage still being felt today. To quote a priest from the Pine Ridge Reservation, "It's genocide, and it's ongoing."

The Influenza Epidemic of 1918. Letter of condolence from the Superintendent of the Yakima Indian Agency, Washington, Oct. 29, 1918. Bureau of Indian Affairs. This notification sent to the parents of a student at an Indian boarding school is typical of such letters.

The Influenza Epidemic of 1918

They Called It Prairie Light: The Story of Chilocco Indian School (North American Indian Prose Award): K. Tsianina Lomawaima: 9780803279575:...

Choctaw Indian Academy by kaintuckeean, via Flickr

Potawatomie Baptist Manual Labor Training School, KS

THE TRUTH HURTS: Residential school survivor Kim Good of the Snuneymuxw First Nation near Nanaimo, B.C. wipes away tears as she listens to Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She is not a mascot. She is a human being. Not a stereotype. She is a person w thought. & the ability to shut you down. #idlenomore

* “Little Butterfly Girl: An Indian Residential School Story” that portrays the fictional story of a little girl who attended Indian residential school by presenting what her life was like before, during, and after attending Indian residential school. Illustrated with beautiful artwork, this narrative picture book is available in English, Anishinaabemowin, and French.

Artist confronts the painful legacy of residential schools in 'witness blanket' The Globe and Mail: Master Carver Carey Newman is creating an intensely personal work tied to the infamous residential schools - and their survivors

Video: Artist confronts the painful legacy of residential schools in 'witness blanket'

Kill the Indian, Save the Man: The Genocidal Impact of American Indian Residential Schools

Aboriginal students attending the Metlakatla Indian Residential School.

Christmas Tree, Morley Indian Residential School, circa 1900.