Assimilation and Indian Boarding Schools

Prompt: Using Chapter Nine, “The Indian Question” in Takaki as well as the three primary source documents below, write a two (minimum) – three page essay reflecting on these questions:

What was the ideology behind the Indian Boarding Schools? How was it justified?

What does the “Before and After” image show? What message does it give?

What was the Indian Boarding School experience like for Zitcala-Sa?

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