American Indian Children at School, 1850-1930 by Michael C. Coleman

By Michael C. Coleman

From greater than 100 autobiographical bills written via American Indians recalling their education in govt and missionary associations this e-book recovers a viewpoint that used to be virtually misplaced.

In a approach of pedagogy that used to be alien to their tradition those and countless numbers of others have been wrested as little ones from their tribal existence and regimented to develop into americans. within the technique of enlightening them to western codes and values, their thoughts of ethnic lifestyles have been deliberately obscured for what used to be to believed to be the larger solid of the kingdom.

Drawing upon those local American recollections unearths how younger Indians answered to a process that tried to remove the tribal codes that had nourished them. The Christian curriculum, the military-style self-discipline, the white employees of academics and directors, and the work-for-study calls for have been alien and bewildering to them, particularly in the course of their first days on the associations.

The former scholars remember myriad forms of adaptability, resistance, motivation, and rejection, in addition to the numerous difficulties readjusting to altering tribal existence upon their go back from institution. the following the background of the eighty-year epoch of such institutionalized education is positioned in cautious concentration. Recounting this event from the pupil’s eyeview and evaluating it with modern resources through white authors make this ebook a testomony to the severe worth of long term autobiographical reminiscence within the writing of history.

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Anthropologist Leo W. Simmons, for example, condensed Talayesva's 8,000 handwritten diary pages into a powerful 400-page autobiography. "11 The unaided writing of autobiographies by Indians began around the same time as the spoken collaborations. Indeed William Apes, a Pequod, wrote and published an autobiography in 1829four years ahead of Black Hawk's collaboration with Patterson. And in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries other Indians such as C. W. Grayson (Creek), Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins (Paiute), Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Simmons Bonnina Nakota or Yankton Sioux), and Francis la Flesche wrote accounts of their lives.

But to suggest the influences of tribal cultures upon responses to the school, Chapter 2 will sketch the kinds of traditional education experienced by the autobiographers. Chapter 3 touches upon Indian schooling in the English colonies, and outlines missionary and government educational policies and practices in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Chapter 4 examines why these Indians began to attend school, and the extent to which they did so willingly; and it presents a model for student motivation, a subject of attention throughout the book.

Examination scripts are usually the bane of a teacher's life. But reading answers written by young Indian pupils was both an exhilarating and an educational experience. While studying for my doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania from 1973 to 1976, 1 almost lived at the library of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia. This time I could only make short research trips to my old haunt. But Gerry Gillette, research historian, was as helpful as ever, as were Nora Robinson and the rest of the staff.

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