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Boarding Schools

  • Aired: 12/11/2017
  • 03:03
  • Rating: NR
After the 1887 Dawes act, the U.S. government tried to integrate Native Americans into white society by sending Native children to boarding schools. For many Native Americans, attending boarding schools meant a loss of their native language, culture, and heritage.
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