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Carlisle Indian Industrial School
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The Carlisle Indian School (1879–1918) was an audacious educational experiment. Capt. Richard Henry Pratt, the school’s founder and first superintendent, persuaded the federal government that training Native children to accept the white man’s ways and values would be more efficient than fighting deadly battles. The result was that the last Indian war would be waged against Native children in the classroom.

More than 10,500 children from virtually every Native nation in the United States were taken from their homes and transported to Pennsylvania. Carlisle provided a blueprint for the federal Indian school system that was established across the United States and served as a model for many residential schools in Canada. The Carlisle experiment initiated patterns of dislocation and rupture far deeper and more profound and enduring than its initiators ever grasped.

Carlisle Indian Industrial School offers varied perspectives on the school by interweaving the voices of students’ descendants, poets, and activists with cutting-edge research by Native and non-Native scholars. These contributions reveal the continuing impact and vitality of historical and collective memory, as well as the complex and enduring legacies of a school that still touches the lives of many Native Americans.

 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Series Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. Jacqueline Fear-Segal, Susan D. Rose
  3. pp. 1-34
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  1. Welcome, with Seneca Thanksgiving Prayer “We Are One”
  2. Peter Jemison (Seneca)
  3. pp. 35-40
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  1. Part 1. A Sacred and Storied Place
  1. 1. The Stones at Carlisle
  2. N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa)
  3. pp. 43-53
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  1. 2. Before Carlisle: The Lower Susquehanna Valley as Contested Native Space
  2. Christopher J. Bilodeau
  3. pp. 54-80
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  1. Part 2. Student Lives and Losses
  1. 3. Photograph: Carlisle Poem—Who Is This Boy?
  2. Maurice Kenny (Mohawk)
  3. pp. 83-87
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  1. 4. The Names
  2. Barbara Landis
  3. pp. 88-105
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  1. 5. White Power and the Performance of Assimilation: Lincoln Institute and Carlisle Indian School
  2. Louellyn White (Mohawk)
  3. pp. 106-123
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  1. 6. The Imperial Gridiron: Dealing with the Legacy of Carlisle Indian School Sports
  2. John Bloom
  3. pp. 124-138
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  1. 7. Waste
  2. Maurice Kenny (Mohawk)
  3. pp. 139-142
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  1. Part 3. Carlisle Indian School Cemetery
  1. 8. Cementerio indio
  2. Eduardo Jordá
  3. pp. 145-151
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  1. 9. The History and Reclamation of a Sacred Space: The Indian School Cemetery
  2. Jacqueline Fear-Segal
  3. pp. 152-184
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  1. 10. Death at Carlisle: Naming the Unknowns in the Cemetery
  2. Barbara Landis
  3. pp. 185-198
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  1. Part 4. Reclamations
  1. 11. The Lost Ones: Piecing Together the Story
  2. Jacqueline Fear-Segal
  3. pp. 201-232
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  1. 12. Necropolitics, Carlisle Indian School, and Ndé Memory
  2. Margo Tamez (Ndé/Lipan Apache)
  3. pp. 233-257
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  1. 13. Sacred Journey: Restoring My Plains Indian Tipi
  2. Carolyn Rittenhouse (Lakota
  3. pp. 258-273
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  1. 14. Carlisle Farmhouse: A Major Site of Memory
  2. Carolyn Tolman
  3. pp. 274-290
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  1. Part 5. Revisioning the Past
  1. 15. Research Note on the Carlisle Indian Industrial School Digital Humanities Project
  2. Malinda Triller Doran
  3. pp. 293-295
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  1. 16. Carlisle Indian Industrial School: Projects for Teaching
  2. Paul Brawdy, Anne-Claire Fisher
  3. pp. 296-312
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  1. Part 6. Reflections and Responses
  1. 17. The Spirit Survives
  2. Dovie Thomason (Lakota and Kiowa Apache)
  3. pp. 315-332
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  1. 18. Response to Visiting Carlisle: Experiencing Intergenerational Trauma
  2. Warren Petoskey (Odawa and Lakota)
  3. pp. 333-336
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  1. 19. The Presence of Ghosts
  2. Maurice Kenny (Mohawk)
  3. pp. 337-340
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  1. 20. A Sacred Space
  2. Sharon O’Brien
  3. pp. 341-343
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  1. 21. Carlisle: My Hometown
  2. Charles Fox
  3. pp. 344-351
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  1. 22. The Ndé and Carlisle: Reflections on the Symposium
  2. Daniel Castro Romero Jr. (Nd./Lipan Apache)
  3. pp. 352-354
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  1. Epilogue
  2. N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa)
  3. pp. 355-356
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  1. Chronology
  2. pp. 357-362
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 363-372
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  1. Published Resources for Researching the Carlisle Indian Industrial School
  2. pp. 373-376
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 377-382
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 383-398
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  1. Further Series Titles
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