In the White Man's Image

Please log-in or register to purchase or borrow resources.
Register for an accountReset my password

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

This video is available to stream from our website. To watch, log in now. This video is available to all viewers with a password.
If you're new to us and don't have an account, create your free profile now. It gives you access to downloads, tools, easy event registration, and more.