Essay On Effects Of Boarding School

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Effects of Boarding Schools Boarding schools were used on Native Americans to assimilate into the American culture and make them be like the white people that already live there. It was a tactic brought on by the American government that was also used in Canada. The boarding schools have had some terrible effects on the Native American culture and almost wiped out the students who were in its heritage (Shanks, Abigail). The sad part was that these kids lost pretty much their identity and did not know how to live when they went back to their tribes or back in to society. There were many different kinds of boarding schools. Some thought they were all nice and helped cultivate the kids who were in it. The other sayings are that were many …show more content…
In the school the Nazi agenda was to teach them to hate America and that Hitler is the supreme leader. This means they taught them how to lose their own way of life, to brainwash them into their own way of life. The things Hitler did his youth are insanely like things the United States Government did the Native Americans. They brainwashed them to start learning what they should know is right and wrong. They told them what they had to learn and that their old ways are not right and that this way of life will lead you to great achievements through life. The mental health of Native Americans after they left boarding schools was just as terrible. The Native Americans students who were in these boarding schools were left with not being able to fit into their own tribes or even to the American way. This lead to an increase in suicidal rates (Dejong, J.A., & Holder, S.R. 2006). As well as social problems with being able to communicate with others in …show more content…
2016). They stopped recognizing them as Native Americans. I think that is a big issue that the boarding schools did. They pretty much wiped away these kid’s personalities and put in their own European culture and ideas (Gram, J.R. 2016). It is almost like they were brainwashing these kids to make them do what they want them to do. These two things in history are scarily similar but for some reason the United States government portrays the Holocaust much worse than boarding schools and the things they did to the Native

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