HIST 203 Lecture 10: 03-22

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14 Apr 2016
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03/22--We Were Children
Children left parents @ young age, no expectations for res school
Legally required to attend--otherwise sent to jail
Schools run by christian churches, far from reserves
Made to pray
Seen as “dirty,” DDT put in hair
Everything done in english
Always watched
clothes/hair changed, given number--dehumanizing
Punished for speaking own lang
Taught to hate own lang, skin color, culture/people
Goal was to assimilate toe eur-can society
Physical, emotional, sexual abuse
After leaving, hard to readjust to freedom
Many left w/ mental health problems--alcoholism/suicide prevalent
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