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A group of Native Americans attending a lecture.

Native American adults were not safe from the “civilizing” efforts of American missionaries and government officials, either. This early 20th century Cora Wilson Stewart photograph shows a group of Plains Indian women attending a lecture given by a Euro-American man on housekeeping. Apparently an effort to turn Native women into Western housewives, the man appears to be demonstrating how to use different types of brooms.