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ERIC Number: ED039998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Pages: 325
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
"To Civilize the Indian...": A Survey of the Educational Philosophy and Programs of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Since 1928.
Wopat, Priscilla
An examination of the varied approaches to educate and assimilate the American Indian into the mainstream of American life by the Federal Government from 1928 through 1964 is presented in this thesis which provides background regarding programs initiated by each Federal administration in office during this period. Notable changes occurring during this 36-year period are pointed out by the study and are divided into 4 major phases: (1) the years of the Meriam study, 1928-1933, which recommended a change in point of view for the Indian in the process of education; (2) the John Collier administration of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), during 1933-1944, which brought about the Indian Reorganization Act that provided self-governing rights for the Indians; (3) the period of 1945-1960, which is noted for reorganization of the administrative structure of the BIA and the suggestion of termination of Federal responsibility; and (4) the early 1960's with a new administration and a new evaluation of BIA programs by the Federal Task Force. (EL)
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Identifiers: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Note: Master's thesis submitted to the University of Wisconsin, Madison