Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928 #2020

Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928 David Wallace Adams Education for Extinction American Indians and the Boarding School Experience The last Indian war was fought against Native American children in the dormitories and classrooms of government boarding schools Only by removing Indian children from their homes for extended periods

  • Title: Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928
  • Author: David Wallace Adams
  • ISBN: 9780700608386
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928 David Wallace Adams The last Indian war was fought against Native American children in the dormitories and classrooms of government boarding schools Only by removing Indian children from their homes for extended periods of time, policymakers reasoned, could white civilization take root while childhood memories of savagism gradually faded to the point of extinction In the words of oneThe last Indian war was fought against Native American children in the dormitories and classrooms of government boarding schools Only by removing Indian children from their homes for extended periods of time, policymakers reasoned, could white civilization take root while childhood memories of savagism gradually faded to the point of extinction In the words of one official, Kill the Indian and save the man Education for Extinction offers the first comprehensive account of this dispiriting effort Much than a study of federal Indian policy, this book vividly details the day to day experiences of Indian youths living in a total institution designed to reconstruct them both psychologically and culturally Based upon extensive use of government archives, Indian and teacher autobiographies, and school newspapers, it is essential reading for anyone interested in Western history, Native American studies, American race relations, educational history, or multi culturalism.
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    1. A barely adequate overview of a crucial topic in Native American history Adams synthesizes a fair amount of material concerning the philosophical, political and institutional history of the boarding schools But he doesn t add anything at all to his sources and he fails to find a consistent perspective on the contradictions that doomed the schools to failure He gestures towards the problem at the outset, indicating that he s using the language of savagery and progress etc because it was the one t [...]

    2. This book looks at the boarding school experience in the United States, and is broken up into four primary sections Civilization , Education , Response , and Causatum Civilization looks at the policies and philosophies that resulted in the development of a residential school model Education then focuses on the process and framework that developed as a result of these policies Response looks in turn at resistance movements, resilience of the students, and how they were able to work within the sys [...]

    3. The book education for extinction is an exciting and intricate read on the boarding school experience for Native American Children The book highlights the personal narratives of these children to better elaborate on the narrative Using a combination of personal narratives with legal documents creates a through story of boarding schools Education for Extinction makes it easy for readers to understand the boarding school experience but lacks a connection to single individuals.David Wallace Adams, [...]

    4. Adams, David Wallace Education for Extinction American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875 1928 Kansas University Press of Kansas, 1997 Education for Extinction by David Wallace Adams, who was an associate professor at Cleveland State University, has been one of the most authoritative books dealing with Native American boarding schools education Adams described the harsh conditions Native American children faced as they were sent to boarding schools controlled by whites with the int [...]

    5. 4.5 stars to be exact This is a fabulous overview of the entire boarding school system, its formation, faults and strengths Crucially, it attempts to give equal weight to the perspectives of the government, Indian nations, parents, students, teachers, and administrators when covering this brambly subject in a particularly tragic era of Native American history En route, Wallace covered the rhetoric and motivations of US Politicians and Christian Reformers that led to the formation of this system, [...]

    6. Very good overview of the Native American boarding school experience, from its inception after the Civil War to the 1920 s It should be noted that several boarding schools continued after the 1920 s, so I was left wondering why the author stopped there The book is organized into sections the first explores the reasons for the NA boarding schools formation and the history of that formation, the next describes what the schools were physically like, the next explores what was taught in the schools, [...]

    7. He is born a blank like the rest of us Left in the surroundings of savagery, he grows to possess a savage language, susperstition, and life We, left in the surroundings of civilization, grow to possess a civilized language, life, and purpose With compelling anecdotes, letters between family members, and thorough research, David Wallace Adams tells a thoroughly disturbing account of the assault on Indian children by policy and actors like the unwavering Captain Pratt For non fiction, it was gripp [...]

    8. This book was a really interesting read for me because I didn t know much about the Native American education system of the late 1800 s early 1900 s previously It highlights the underlying problem of the painful compromise between preserving traditional lifeways and civilizing modernizing indigenous peoples As the daughter of two former teachers for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, I found the topic fascinating Adams offers a balanced and thorough examination of the historical context and political [...]

    9. An important book for those who work with Native students, those are curious about American history, or have a passion for understanding how the educational system in the United States came into being The book feels somewhat repetitive, disjointed, and alternates between historical record and biographical narrative Perhaps choosing one style would have made the read enjoyable That said, this book taught me many things and I am better for reading it.

    10. Adams explores many aspects of the boarding school system for American Indians throughout this work, touching on changing views towards Native American education and the actions of policymakers The book is well organized and enjoyable to read and Adams takes the reader on a journey, placing them in the perspective of the student, teachers, and politicians Throughout the book Adams arguments are backed up through a solid use of historical sources.

    11. Very interesting and heartbreaking read It is a history book, so some may find it a bit dry Boarding schools were set up for Indian children in the 1800s in an attempt to kill the Indian and save the man This book tells the story of how these schools came about and how they were received by the Indian nations who sent their children there to be schooled.

    12. A clear and balanced look at boarding schools, especially the off reservation schools, run by the Bureau of Indian Affairs through about 1926 While the schools did provide some benefits, the overall purpose was to eradicate every trace of Indian cultures from the students and replace it with those of the white man.

    13. Very well written and engaging, this book is an excellent discussion of American policy toward Native Americans I also thought it was a balanced discussion that did not take too many liberties with the available information.

    14. A lot of important information on a topic that has been under researched I wish the writing was readable and that the book was organized a bit differently Still, one of the key works on the American Indian boarding school experience.

    15. My grandfather went to a Carlisle School, I was given the book by a teacher friend of mine and it s very enlightening thus far I keep having to take a break from the aggravation, but it is extensive and informative

    16. Interesting how Native Am children were put into white schools to take the native out of them How they coped with being away from their normal lives, how the system changed through the years.

    17. An enlightening historical account that reminds us that even well intentioned education is a form of paradigm hegemony sometimes blatantly and destructively, as is the case here.

    18. Education for Extinction American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875 1928 is a genuine book written for those interested in studies related to Native Americans, education in America, and cultural genocides The study of Native Americans has surfaced to attention by activists and historians in recent times through awareness coming from the recognition of wrong doings in the past David Wallace, the author of this work and a professor at Cleveland State University, is a contributor to [...]

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