Kill the Indian, save the man : the genocidal impact of American Indian residential schools

Kill the Indian, save the man : the genocidal impact of American Indian residential schools
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

Churchill, Ward
Dunn, Willie, Tinker, George E.
"For five consecutive generations, from roughly 1880 to 1980, Native American children in the United States and Canada were forcibly taken from their families and relocated to residential schools. The stated goal of this government program was to "kill the Indian to save the man." Half of the children did not survive the experience, and those who did were left permanently scarred. The resulting alcoholism, suicide, and the transmission of trauma to their own children has led to a social disintegration with results that can only be described as genocidal"--publisher's website.

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0872864340; 9780872864344
Forward : Charlie Wenjack / Willie Dunn -- Preface : Tracing a contour of colonialism: American Indians and the trajectory of educational imperialism / George E. Tucker -- Introduction : That little matter of genocide revisited: contours of a hidden holocaust in Native North America / Ward Churchill -- Genocide by any other name: -- American Indian residential schools in context -- Form and scope of the crime -- "To Kill the Indian..." -- Forcing the transfer of children -- Destroying the national pattern of the oppressed group -- Imposing the national pattern of the oppressor -- The "Slow Death Measure" of starvation -- "Indirect Killing" by disease -- The "Slow Death Measure" of forced labor -- Torture -- Predation -- Worlds of pain -- Putting shape to the future -- Appendix : Residential school locations in the U.S. and Canada.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-150) and index.
Firsts Nations author - Keetowah Cherokee.


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