Lecture Description

Across the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, government officials and missionaries attempted to use education as a tool of colonialism to assimilate Native American nations and people. These attempts took many forms before the advent of the residential boarding school system in the nineteenth century, but they were all united in one thing: their failure. This lecture tells the many stories of how Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) families used colonial education to protect their nations.


Colonial Education

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