The students of Sherman Indian School : education and native identity since 1892
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

Bahr, Diana Meyers.
"Sherman Indian High School, as it is known today, began in 1892 as Perris Indian School on eighty acres south of Riverside, California, with nine students. Its mission, like that of other off-reservation Indian boarding schools, was to 'civilize' Indian children, which meant stripping them of their Native culture and giving them vocational training. Today, the school on Magnolia Avenue in Riverside serves 350 students from 68 tribes, and its curricula are designed to both preserve Native languages and traditions and prepare students for life and work in mainstream American society. This book offers the first full history of Sherman Indian School’s 100-plus years, a history that reflects federal Indian education policy since the late nineteenth century."

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9780806144436; 0806144432
Introduction: the complicated middle course -- Assimilation imposed, self-determination promised, 1892-1933 -- Reform, war, and innovation, 1934-1952 -- Termination: "tragedy" and "challenge," 1953-1972 -- Red power and self-determination, 1973-2000 -- Self-determination and at-risk students, 2001-2012 -- Conclusion: forgiving the past.


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