Her experiences as student and teacher have enabled Horne to provide a detailed portrait of Indian boarding schools. We learn about daily life at Haskell and about the challenges and rewards of teaching for the Bureau of Indian Affairs at Wahpeton. Above all, Horne's life illuminates the ongoing struggle by Native teachers and students to retain their cultural identities within a government educational system designed to assimilate them.
Esther Horne and Sally McBeth developed this life history in a truly collaborative manner. McBeth carefully documented both Horne's personal history and the creation of this work. What emerges is an engaging and informative narrative about education and identity.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 225
Weight: 397 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
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