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Boarding School Blues: Revisiting American Indian Educational Experiences

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Like the figures in the ancient oral literature of Native Americans, children who lived through the American Indian boarding school experience became heroes, bravely facing a monster not of their own making. Sometimes the monster swallowed them up. More often, though, the children fought the monster and grew stronger. This volume draws on the full breadth of this experienc ...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Bison Books
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Rachel Jackson
Dec 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
If it were possible to rate a book 4.5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads, that's what Boarding School Blues would earn; given the subject matter and the impressive essays within this anthology, I ordinarily would round up. This book came close to achieving that laudable achievement—almost.

For the most part, Boarding School Blues's comprehensive analysis of Indian boarding schools across the United States for the past 150 years is remarkable. The authors of the essays have diverse viewpoints and resear
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Jessica Delgado
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this book so much. The facts behind the hardships of the students at these schools is so compelling, as are the questionable tactics of a majority of the administration. It does help that these schools are in my local area, so some museums regarding these schools still exist, though most of the schools themselves do not. This book sheds the real light on the good and bad of these schools, and accurately demonstrates the struggles of everyone involved.
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Cliffor Trafzer is Director of American Indian Studies at University of California, Riverside. Raised in Arizona, Clifford Trafzer was born to parents of Wyandot Indian and German-English blood. He earned a B.A. and M.A. in history at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where he also worked as an archivist for Special Collections. He earned a Ph.D. in American History in 1973 with a specialt ...more
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