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Native American Boarding Schools
A discussion of the Native American boarding schools of the Ojibway tribe.
# 144997 | 1,312 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Oct 22, 2010 in Ethnic Studies (North American) , Native-American Studies (General)

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The paper describes how Native American boarding schools, mandated by the government, kept children and parents apart and abolished Native language and traditions, culture and religion. The paper also discusses how most of the students at these Indian boarding schools did not enjoy the experience and many attempted to run away.

From the Paper:

"The Ojibway Tribe is one of the biggest and spread out bands of Indians in North American, with over 150 bands, mostly in the Northeast and Canada (Editors). They are known by a variety of names, as one historian note, "The various tribal names in use include Chippewa, Ojibway, Ojibwa, Ojibwe, Anishinabe, and Anishinaabe" (Child 117). They first lived on the East Coast of North America, but later migrated to their current tribal lands, largely in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Another historian notes the origin of the tribal name. She writes, "There are several explanations for the derivation of the word 'Ojibwa.' Some say it is related to the word 'puckered' and that it refers to a distinctive type of moccasin that high cuffs and a puckered seam" (Roy). Like most Native Americans, the Ojibway people were forced to send their young people to boarding schools, located far from the reservations."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Child, Brenda J. Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1998.
  • Coleman, Michael C. American Indian Children at School, 1850-1930. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1993.
  • Editors. "Native Languages of the Americas: Chippewa." Native 2008. 5 Dec. 2008.<
  • Meyer, Melissa L. Ethnicity and Dispossession at a Minnesota Anishinaabe Reservation, 1889-1920. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1994.
  • Roy, Lorraine. "Ojibwa." 2008. 5 Dec. 2008. <>

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