Smithsonian Institute National Museum of the American: American Indian Boarding School Experience

1.29.18
The American Indian Boarding School Experience
New York

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Smithsonian Institute National Museum of the American: American Indian Boarding School Experience

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Course Type:
Workshop
Event Fee:
$0.00
Registration Fee:
$10.00

What is the legacy and impact of American Indian Boarding Schools? In collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of the American Indian, we will examine case studies of two all-Indian boarding schools—Richard Pratt's Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania and the Thomas Indian School in New York—and their attempts to “Americanize” indigenous students. Together, we will examine the legacy and impact of these schools and the complex issues of identity, particularly the differences between how a group defines itself and how others perceive it.

 

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004
1.29.18
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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