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Chapter 50

MSL chapter 50

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MSL CH.50 – Civilize them with a stick Native American children are ‘kidnapped’ by white people and thrown into boarding schools where they experience a huge change from their normal environment and social setting with their own families Even if the schools are made nicer, and have better equipment, teachers, etc. The shock for the kid is still tremendous Everything in the school is instilled by white ppl, different than natives such as following nature’s time... in the school, not a lot of human contact Speaks about her life in the boarding school – mission school in St. Francis (which was not one of the good ones – run by nuns & fathers) and how different it is from what natives usually do, growing into adults with family and peers The boarding school formed due to the ‘do-gooders’ – the white Indian lovers – they weren’t killed b/c they were given chance to be turned into farmhands, labourers, and chambermaids – and so, kids were taken away from villages, isolated from families and becoming caricatures of white ppl her grandmother describes her experience as brutal – she was put into attic for playing jacks while praying... stripped naked and whipped for running away... all inhumane acts done by white ppl school now run by the BIA – bureau of Indian affairs at school, everything done by clock times...waking up...praying beating was common punishment for not doing homework, being late to school – because of the harsh experiences, she began to judge every white person as the same until she made friends of her own many nuns were German immigrants and from Bavaria New kids who would come to school were thrown in tub
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