In the White Man's Image

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58 minutes
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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, PA, to continue the "civilizing" mission. Indian students had their hair cut short and were forbidden to speak their native languages or to 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 really cultural genocide in disguise.

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