How the US stole thousands of Native American children

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The long and brutal history of the US trying to “kill the Indian and save the man”.

Toward the end of the 19th century, the US took thousands of Native American children and enrolled them in off-reservation boarding schools, stripping them of their cultures and languages. Yet decades later as the US phased out the schools, following years of indigenous activism, it found a new way to assimilate Native American children: promoting their adoption into white families. Watch the episode to find out how these two distinct eras in US history have had lasting impacts on Native American families.

The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition https://boardingschoolhealing.org/ and their primer on American Indian and Alaska Native Boarding Schools in the US: https://engagement.umn.edu/sites/enga…

A Generation Removed by Margaret D. Jacobs:
https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/uni…

The National Indian Child Welfare Association’s background on the Indian Child Welfare Act:
https://www.nicwa.org/about-icwa/

Maps:
1776 – 1880 here: https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/serv…
1930 here: https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/serv…

First Nations Repatriation Institute: http://wearecominghome.com

An in-depth documentary about Native American child separation: https://upstanderproject.org/dawnland

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