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They called it prairie light : the story of Chilocco Indian School

Author: K Tsianina Lomawaima
Publisher: Lincoln [Neb.] ; London : University of Nebraska Press, 1995, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Established in 1884 and operative for nearly a century, the Chilocco Indian School in Oklahoma was one of a series of off-reservation boarding schools intended to assimilate American Indian children into mainstream American life. Latterday critics have characterized the schools as destroyers of Indian communities and cultures, but the reality K. Tsianina Lomawaima discloses was much more complex. "Indian people took  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K Tsianina Lomawaima
ISBN: 0803279574 9780803279575 0803229046 9780803229044
OCLC Number: 264935566
Notes: "Bison books."
Description: xviii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 'They called it prairie light' --
'The fines' school on earth' --
'I could always plow a pretty straight line' --
'You're a woman, you're going to be a wife' --
'You dizzy bastard, get in step!' --
'Hm! White boy! You got no business here!'.
Responsibility: K. Tsianina Lomawaima.

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Established in 1884 and operative for nearly a century, the Chilocco Indian School in Oklahoma was one of a series of off-reservation boarding schools intended to assimilate American Indian children  Read more...

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"An inspiring and illuminating case study that should be included in the library of anyone interested in Indian-white relations and Indian history."-Western Historical Quarterly * Western Historical Read more...

 
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