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They Called It Prairie Light: The Story of Chilocco Indian School

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Publisher Comments:

Established in 1884 and operative for nearly a century, the Chilocco Indian School in Oklahoma was one of a series of off-reservation boarding schools intended to assimilate American Indian children into mainstream American life. Critics have characterized the schools as destroyers of Indian communities and cultures, but the reality that K. Tsianina Lomawaima discloses was much more complex.

Lomawaima allows the Chilocco students to speak for themselves. In recollections juxtaposed against the official records of racist ideology and repressive practice, students from the 1920s and 1930s recall their loneliness and demoralization but also remember with pride the love and mutual support binding them together—the forging of new pan-Indian identities and reinforcement of old tribal ones.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-201) and index.

About the Author

K. Tsianina Lomawaima is an associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona and the daughter of a former Chilocco student.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803279575
Author:
Lomawaima, K. Tsianina
Publisher:
Unp - Nebraska Paperback
Author:
Lomawaima, K. Tsianina
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Education
Subject:
History
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Biography.
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
North American Indian Prose Award
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
19950831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus., maps
Pages:
215
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.75 lb

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