The lingering death of assimilation : problems and issues in Indian education

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Ellen McCoy Red Shirt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David E. Purpel

Abstract: This study presents an overview of the history of American Indian education with particular emphasis on the role of the federal government. The first chapter is designed to introduce the reader to the ideology and intent of the earliest attempts to provide education to American Indians. Traditional research sources for the first chapter included historical accounts and governmental reports. The second chapter contains documentation of personal experiences of survivors of this education system. The research method utilized was the interview process. This method was selected because it allowed for an approximation of the storytelling process, a traditional form for the oral transfer of information from one generation to the next. Four American Indian adults who have successfully completed a college education, three at the doctoral level, were the persons interviewed.

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Language: English
Date: 1996
Indians of North America $x Education $x History
Indians of North America $x Legal status, laws, etc.
Indians of North America $x Cultural assimilation

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