This Benevolent Experiment

This Benevolent Experiment

Indigenous Boarding Schools, Genocide, and Redress in the Canada and the United States

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Taking a comparative approach, Woolford focuses on the Albuquerque Indian School, the Santa Fe Indian School, the Fort Alexander Indian Residential School, and Portage la Prairie Indian Residential School to serve as the basis for comparisons drawn from secondary literature, archival documents, and oral histories. He applies the term genocide to the “benevolent experiment” of boarding schools for indigenous children, which destroyed indigenous groups as self-sustaining and self-defining entities, and with it went Indian culture, language, traditional society, and family groups--thus eliminating obstacles to land acquisition and resource extraction for the white elite. Distributed in the US by Michigan State U. Press. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba : University of Manitoba Press c2015
ISBN: 9780887557866
Branch Call Number: 371.82997 WOO
Characteristics: xiv, 431 p. :,ill., map ;,23 cm.


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