Kill the Indian, Save the Man: American Indian Boarding Schools

Date(s) - 10/28/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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From the late nineteenth century and long into the twentieth, United States government officials sanctioned the kidnapping and forced attendance of American Indian children into assimilative Indian boarding schools. Lieutenant Richard Henry Pratt, founder of the state-sponsored Indian boarding school model and Indian War veteran, infamously said, “Kill the Indian… and save the Man.”
Learn about how Pratt’s words came to characterize the Indian boarding school era, and what that would mean for Indian peoples today. The speaker is Jens Camp, an American Indian Studies graduate of Arizona State, and a research associate with the Great Basin Institute at the California Trail Interpretive Center.