American Indian Boarding Schools

Throughout the nineteenth century, boarding schools were established to educate and assimilate American Indian children according to US cultural standards and values. These schools, predominantly run by Christian missionaries, were often funded by the federal government and worked to “civilize” Native American children, forcing many to abandon their names, cultures, and identities in the process. This collection of photos and documents shows what life was like for the many children enrolled in American Indian boarding schools.

Chicago citation style
Hillary Brady. American Indian Boarding Schools. 2015. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://dp.la/primary-source-sets/american-indian-boarding-schools. (Accessed August 21, 2018.)
APA citation style
Hillary Brady, (2015) American Indian Boarding Schools. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://dp.la/primary-source-sets/american-indian-boarding-schools
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Hillary Brady. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://dp.la/primary-source-sets/american-indian-boarding-schools>.
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