The vast majority of Americans don’t learn about Indian boarding schools growing up

Published September 13, 2021


Native News Online quoted Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, assistant professor of Native American Studies in the Department of Africana and American Studies, in an article on the lack of education about Native American history in the United States. Each year, they say the same thing: “Why haven’t we learned this before?” says Mt. Pleasant, of students in the courses she teaches. “Survey responses that I’ve received over the last 15 plus years expressed frustration...and sometimes anger that they had not previously been taught this...content. This is Native and non-Native students alike.”

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