Social Work Perspective on American Indian Education in Wyoming, A
The history of education about and for American Indians in the United States is rooted in cultural elitism. Beginning in the 19th century and continuing into the 20th century, American Indian children were forcibly taken from their families and placed in boarding schools for assimilation. These boarding schools were run by the U.S. government and evidenced the U.S.’s goal to rid the country of American Indian culture; this was a matter of public policy. Racism plagued the U.S. education system for decades, and despite contemporary legislation to move away from this marginalization of American ...
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