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U.S. Time Periods » 1865-1920: Modern America

Indian Boarding Schools: Civilizing the Native Spirit

inivites students to explore the forced acculturation of American Indians through government-run boarding schools. In the late 1800s, thousands of Native American children were sent to live in these schools with the aim of changing their traditions and customs. Students examine that effort through photos, letters, reports, interviews, and other primary documents. (Library of Congress)

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Native American Ute students sit at wooden tables in the Southern Ute Agency school dining room, Ignacio, La Plata County, Colorado. The girls sit at one end, the boys at the other.

Ignacio dining hall

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