In the White Man's Image

DVD

58 minutes
Source: Out of print

In St. Augustine, Florida, in 1875, an ambitious experiment was conceived: to teach Native Americans to become imitation white men. With the blessing of Congress, the first school for Indians was established in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to continue this "civilizing" mission. Indian students had their hair cut short and were forbidden to speak their native languages, or visit home for up to five years. By 1902, there were 26 reservation boarding schools. In the White Man’s Image examines how this humanist experiment was actually cultural genocide in disguise.

Related lessons:
Eugenics and the Progressive Era : Living Newspapers

Login or Register

This video is available to stream from our website. To watch, login. This video is available to all viewers with a Facinghistory.org password.

Related Content

DVD
Race & Membership/Eugenics
Race in US History

Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation

Latino Americans are America’s largest minority group today. This documentary provides a close look at their diverse history, culture, and life.

DVD
Holocaust

The Democrat and the Dictator

Bill Moyers traces the childhoods and early careers of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler, illustrating the paths by which they rose to respective pinnacles of power.

DVD
Race in US History

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

This documentary recounts the history of a group of African American men who were victims of a racist mishap of justice that became a national controversy.

DVD
Holocaust

In the Shadow of the Reich: Nazi Medicine & The Cross and the Star

These two films focus on the practice of Nazi medicine in concentration camps and examine the Christian anti-Semitism that may indirectly have paved the way for the Holocaust.

Search Our Collection

Everything you need to get started teaching your students about racism, antisemitism and prejudice.