Assimilation of Native Americans in Education
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The Americanization of Native Americans during the 1800s.
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Very early class of young boys with flags at the Albuquerque Indian School | DocsTeach: Documents

Very early class of young boys with flags at the Albuquerque Indian School | DocsTeach: Documents | Assimilation of Native Americans in Education | Scoop.it

Through this photo of very young boys at Albuquerque Indian School, one can see how Native Americans were forced to dispose of their heritage and adopt the customs and values of Americans. It's very interesting that these students are holding up American flags and that their teacher is a mainstream Caucasian woman. This photograph speaks volumes towards the view towards Native Americans during the early twentieth century.

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This typed letter is from the Superintendent to a Native American student's parents telling them that their child willnot be home for Christmas this year. The reason forthis occurance is that the board has agreed that the children should not return home from school, which is probably based on their fear of re-developing old habits.

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Photograph of Boys and Girls Conducting Physics Experiments at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania | DocsTeach: Documents

Photograph of Boys and Girls Conducting Physics Experiments at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania | DocsTeach: Documents | Assimilation of Native Americans in Education | Scoop.it

This is a photograph of Native American students conducting experiments at Carlisle Indian Industrial School which was operated by the government in 1915. Through this photograph, one can see the way Native Americans were forced to present themselves in attire which starkly contrasts with their culture.

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Letter with Report Submitted by the Citizens Committee of Orchard, Rivington, and East Houston Streets, New York City to President William Howard Taft | DocsTeach: Documents

Letter with Report Submitted by the Citizens Committee of Orchard, Rivington, and East Houston Streets, New York City to President William Howard Taft | DocsTeach: Documents | Assimilation of Native Americans in Education | Scoop.it

This letter refers to a report that was written concerning the immigration of Native Americans into a certain territory. In this letter, Native Americans are referred to as having "low standards of living, posessing filthy habits, and are of an ignorance that passes belief." Through this letter, one can see the opinion that many held towards Native Americans during this time period and the resistance towards them.

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CONTENTdm Collection : Item Viewer | Assimilation of Native Americans in Education | Scoop.it

This engraving made in 1887 shows the variouos vocational activities that Native American girls were expected to learn at American Indian boarding schools.

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“Long-hair” letter from Commissioner of Indian Affairs to Superintendent, Round Valley, California | DocsTeach: Documents

“Long-hair” letter from Commissioner of Indian Affairs to Superintendent, Round Valley, California | DocsTeach: Documents | Assimilation of Native Americans in Education | Scoop.it

This letter was written to the Superintendent in Round Valley, California in 1902 asking for more policies to be made towards Native Americans in schools to eradicate their culture and Americanize these students. The letter mentions that when the Native Americans leave the school environment and return to their reservation they develop "old habits" which defies the policies of the school.

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Maps showing the loss of Native American lands over time

Maps showing the loss of Native American lands over time | Assimilation of Native Americans in Education | Scoop.it

In this silent video, one is able to see the dramatic annex of Native American reservations and land from 1810 to the present day. This map largely indicates the eradication of Native American land during the assimilation and Americanization period in the United States.

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UNNATURAL CAUSES | About the series . Video clips |  CALIFORNIA NEWSREEL

UNNATURAL CAUSES | About the series . Video clips |  CALIFORNIA NEWSREEL | Assimilation of Native Americans in Education | Scoop.it

This short video clip shows thes devastating effects of Native American assimilation on their self-identity, overall health, and hope for a future. The Americanization of Native Americans forced these people to eradicate their lifestyle, beliefs, and values, and accept a foreign culture.

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Photograph of Chiracahua Apache Indians After Training at the Carlisle Indian School | DocsTeach: Documents

Photograph of Chiracahua Apache Indians After Training at the Carlisle Indian School | DocsTeach: Documents | Assimilation of Native Americans in Education | Scoop.it

This picture shows the Americanization of Native Americans at Carlisle Indian School which forced students to adopt a new culture and learn a specific trade so that they could take their knowledge and skills to their reservations and teach other members of their tribe.

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School code, governing the conduct of boys and girls | DocsTeach: Documents

School code, governing the conduct of boys and girls | DocsTeach: Documents | Assimilation of Native Americans in Education | Scoop.it

This document is a list of "School Codes" for students to follow which was developed in regard to Native Americans in education in the early twentieth century.

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