Non-reservation Indian boarding schools, 1879-1969 Public Deposited

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  • This study examines two major issues: (1) to what extent have the conditions at non-reservation Indian boarding schools, as described by the Meriam Report of 1928, been in evidence from the beginning?; and (2) to what extent have these conditions improved since 1928? The conditions examined are: (1) General Conditions of the Schools; (2) Health; and (3) Curriculum and Personnel. Patterns became evident that would not necessarily have been observed by the study of one school, or one time frame, alone. In addition, the nonreservation school system itself was seen to be a part of the larger pattern of federal Indian policy that has sought, since 1870, to assimilate the American Indian. The study maintains that, with the exception of deaths, sickness, student labor, and militarism, the conditions at the non-reservation schools remained in 1928 and in 1969 largely the same as they were in the beginning. Among the conditions which were found to be in existence for the 90 year period covered by this study were: (1) the goal of the schools; (2) the similarity between the schools and penal institutions; (3) corporal punishment; (4) dilapidated physical plants; (5) over-crowded dormitories; (6) presence of young children; (7) deficient diet; (8) inadequate budget; (9) inadequate personnel; and (10) increasing attendance. The study concludes that the education of Indian children in the government's non-reservation Indian boarding schools has been in stark contrast to the traditional pattern of American education. Not only have these schools largely ignored the needs, values, and culture of the students whom they are supposed to serve, they have not even compared favorably with white schools whose values and culture they have been meant to impose.
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