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Oregon Chemawa Indian School
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Indian Schools: Mandatory Loss of Family & Culture
Placement of American Indian children into government schools was supposed to be voluntary but that was never the reality for parents and tribes. Government officials often pressured tribal leaders and parents to give up children with threats and intimidation, including the threat of withholding federal monies or allotments of food. If a family resisted sending their child to an Indian school, the police or government agents had the power to hunt down the child and bring them to the school by force. Parents could also be thrown in jail.
Tribes like the Lakota were targeted to place children in boarding schools because they were considered hostile to the U.S. government, and it was thought the “trouble makers” could be controlled or made submissive if their own children were…
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