ERIC Number: ED040814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-May
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A Historical Survey of the Formation and Growth of Education on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, 1872-1964.
Howard, Robert E.
A historical review of education at the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana from 1872 through 1964 is presented in terms of the changes in, and philosophies of, the 3 major educational efforts on the reservation. The beginning of education for the Blackfeet Indians by way of mission schools, along with gradual movement into Federal responsibility, is noted. The document names approximately 32 rural schools and reviews the birth, growth, and death of some of these institutions. The paper points out the gradual withdrawal of the Federal Government and the absorption of responsibility for education of the Indians by the public school system of Montana. The problems arising from this transition are also discussed. A map of schools and roads of Glacier County, Montana (1939) is appended. (EL)
Descriptors: Agency Role, American Indians, Boarding Schools, Bond Issues, Church Programs, Day Schools, Desegregation Effects, Education, Educational Development, Federal Programs, History, Public Education, Tables (Data)
Interlibrary loan, Library of Western Montana College, Dillon
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Identifiers: Blackfeet (Tribe)
Note: Master's Thesis submitted to Western Montana College of Education, Dillon