Native American Education in the
United States
Assimilation Through Education
By: Rachel Burgess
Goals of Education
⁻ Assimilation
⁻ Government controlled
⁻ Boarding schools
Boarding School Movement
⁻ Reformers believed that with the proper
education and treatment Indians could
become just like ...
Mission Schools
⁻ Missionaries would
operate schools that
combined religion with
academic training
⁻ Traditional practices...
Boarding Schools in the PNW
⁻ Fort Spokane Boarding School opened in 1900
with an enrollment of 83 pupils and grew to
200 ...
Pros and Cons
Pros
⁻ Sports, games and
friendship
⁻ School was how
some children ate,
cleaned up, and
taken care of
Cons
⁻...
Today
- Providing culturally relevant education for Native
American students
- Developing curriculum to teach all students...
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Native American Students in History

Native American Education in the United States
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Native American Education in the United States Assimilation Through Education By: Rachel Burgess
  • 2. Goals of Education ⁻ Assimilation ⁻ Government controlled ⁻ Boarding schools
  • 3. Boarding School Movement ⁻ Reformers believed that with the proper education and treatment Indians could become just like other citizens ⁻ Two different types: reservation boarding schools and day schools ⁻ Contact was limited between student and family
  • 4. Mission Schools ⁻ Missionaries would operate schools that combined religion with academic training ⁻ Traditional practices were strongly discouraged
  • 5. Boarding Schools in the PNW ⁻ Fort Spokane Boarding School opened in 1900 with an enrollment of 83 pupils and grew to 200 by 1902 ⁻ Common features included a military style regimen, a strict adherence to English language only, an emphasis on farming, and a schedule that equally split academic and vocational training
  • 6. Pros and Cons Pros ⁻ Sports, games and friendship ⁻ School was how some children ate, cleaned up, and taken care of Cons ⁻ Homesickness caused runaways ⁻ Crowded condition and poor health concerns, made it easy to contract chicken pox, measles and other diseases ⁻ Your whole life was governed by others
  • 7. Today - Providing culturally relevant education for Native American students - Developing curriculum to teach all students about the history and contributions of indigenous people to our nation - Proposed or passed bans on the use of mascots and logos that are derogatory to American Indian tribes and individuals