Punishment in Boarding Schools

Even though the Indian Schools did succeed in teaching skills to their Indian students, they were extreamly harsh on the Indians that attended the schools. The schools attempted to brainwash Indian youth so that they would forget their culture from the reservations and only remember the values of white society. One form this took was in dealing out punishment when any of the youth spoke their Native language instead of English. One such example is the presonal testimony of Cherokee Windyboy, who attended Carlisle Indian School.

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