What is the legacy and impact of American Indian boarding schools? In collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian in New York, we will examine case studies in our resource Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools 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.
Guest scholar, Dr. Lori Quigley (Seneca Nation, Wolf Clan) will share her scholarship and familial narratives on multi-generational and historical trauma from the Indian Boarding School experiences at Thomas Indian School, Cattaraugus Territory, Seneca Nation. 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.
In this workshop you will:
- Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce literacy skills and historical understanding
- Receive a free copy of the resource Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools
After this workshop you will:
- Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including units and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia.
- Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost.